Intel Edison: a computer the size of an SD card

Intel announced the start of sales and functional miniature computer Edison, which for its size can be compared with the SD memory card. The size of the device are only 35,5h25h3,9 mm. the New platform Intel Edison is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs and developers, creating a compact or a wearable device.

The first version of the device was presented in January of this year, the technological exhibition CES 2014, and was distinguished by rich functionality, amazing present a potential idea and super-compact form.


Intel Vice President and General Manager of the group of developers of new devices Mike bell explained the need for pumping Edison that after CES 2014 they were able to establish effective feedback from other developers of wearable devices and individual enthusiasts.

«People began to share their thoughts about what they can create with this microcomputer, said bell. — So we decided to make it a little better.» As a result the new model was slightly larger by adding one millimeter on each side.

Miniature computer Edison managed to fit a dual core Atom chip, which runs at 500 MHz, 100 MHz, 32-bit microcontroller Quark, 1 GB of RAM LPDDR3, SSD eMMC v4.51 4 GB and wireless adapter is Broadcom 43340 support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. And all this is integrated in the housing that is slightly larger than the size of a postage stamp.

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