Intel introduces new Irish-designed Galileo development board

Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today announced a collaboration agreement with Arduino LLC, the leading open source hardware platform in the maker and education community.

Intel introduces new Irish-designed Galileo development board
Intel introduces new Irish-designed Galileo development board

Pictured: Edward Roache takes a closer look at the new Intel Galileo development board

Krzanich also unveiled the Intel Galileo board, the first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards featuring Intel architecture.

Arduino development kits and software programming interface make it easier for artists, designers and other do-it-yourself enthusiasts – who often don’t have technical backgrounds – to create interactive objects or environments.

The new Galileo board and the Intel Quark SoC X1000 by which it is powered were both designed in Ireland at the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co Kildare by a team of 70 people.

The design team is led by Philip Moynagh and Noel Murphy who have guided the project over the last three years from a mere idea to the very the innovative piece of technology which is available today. The project has been supported since its inception by IDA Ireland.

Building on the Galileo development board, Intel and the Arduino community will work closely together on future products that bring the performance, scalability and possibilities of Intel technology to this growing community of makers.

Also as part of this effort, Krzanich announced a large scale donation of 50,000 Intel Galileo boards to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months.

Intel is currently working with 17 universities across six continents to develop curriculum-based on the new Intel Galileo board. Among these first 17 universities are Trinity College and University College Cork.

“The unveiling today of the Intel Galileo development board that features the Quark SoC X1000 represents a great day for Intel Ireland as both of these new technologies were designed right here in Kildare,” said Eamonn Sinnott, Intel Ireland general manager.

Karina Corbett