2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2016 12:30 PM by FGT

    Intel Edison Kit for Arduino > Intel Galileo Gen2?

    FGT

      Hi,

       

      I've been looking for comparison analysis Edison-Galileo, since I only have Intel Galileo (aka Galileo Gen1) and I would like to know what would be a "good" upgrade in hardware.

       

      Taking into account several sources:

      https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/spotlight-on-intel-galileo-and-intel-edison-development-boards

      https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison

      http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/galileo-maker-quark-board.html

      http://blog.pakronics.com/intel-galileo-vs-edison/

      embedded - Compare Intel Galileo and Intel Edison - Stack Overflow

      Intel® Edison—One Tiny Module, Endless Possibility

       

      It seems to be that everything you can do with an Intel Galileo Gen2 is almost directly to be done in an Intel Edison Kit for Arduino but not the other way around.

       

      Related/similar question:

      Are there several tasks/IoT implementations done in Intel Galileo Gen2 which would be too difficult to be made in an Intel Edison Kit for Arduino?

       

      Please do not list plain hardware similarities/differences, they are in the links above already.

       

      TIA,

       

      Fernando.

        • 1. Re: Intel Edison Kit for Arduino > Intel Galileo Gen2?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello FGT,
           
          The main differences you have to take into account are that the Edison has a more powerful CPU and it runs on a slightly newer kernel. So, it is compatible with newer drivers, packages, etc.
          Even if it's a hardware difference, it is important to point out that Edison includes the module + Wi-Fi + Bluetooth in one tiny package, this makes it very convenient as you wouldn't need additional hardware in order to connect to the internet or Bluetooth devices. The Edison also makes it easy for users to develop custom boards that can be adapted to specifically their needs. It also runs on a much cooler temperature than Galileo.
           
          Nevertheless, this would only matter depending on your project's needs. And if your Galileo has been powerful enough to run it, you might find a slightly quicker version on Edison, however, the differences might not be noticeable.
           
          -Peter.

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          • 2. Re: Intel Edison Kit for Arduino > Intel Galileo Gen2?
            FGT

            Thank for replying, Peter, from your reply and the threads/comparisons above my own answer to the question

             

            Intel Edison Kit for Arduino > Intel Galileo Gen2?

            is undoubtedly a plain "yes". Furthermore, my own answer to the question

             

            Are there several tasks/IoT implementations done in Intel Galileo Gen2 which would be too difficult to be made in an Intel Edison Kit for Arduino?

            is undoubtedly a plain "no".

             

            I do not understand why Intel would still offer both, but I guess it is a strategic decision, I'd not ask about that.

            Edit: maybe it's a matter of price, Intel® Maker Platforms: $69.99 vs. $44.99

             

            Fernando.