Intel Curie to Debut on the Arduino 101 Development Board
We’ve known about the tiny Intel Curie since January – a Quark-based low-powered, 32-bit computing unit that is as big as a button. Intel had said that this tiny computer could be powered by a single coin-sized battery for a long time, and is developed for wearable technology solutions.
Now, the first company to take use of miniature machine is Arduino, which is releasing the Arduino 101 product that is powered by Intel Curie.
The Arduino 101 development board will be the first product to feature the Intel Curie, and Intel says that it is the team’s first-to-market efforts, as reported by The Verge.
The Intel Curie features 384kB of flash memory, and 80kB of SRAM. It also houses a 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope, and supports Bluetooth LE for wireless connectivity.
The microchip was initially expected to hit the market in the form of wearables such as smart-watches and other electronics, but strangely enough Intel teamed up with Arduino to target the hobbyist and education sector instead.
The Arduino 101 is slated for release in the first quarter of 2016, with an expected price of US$30. Outside the United States, Arduino 101 will be marketed as the Genuino 101.