Microsoft is sending out free Galileo boards for programmers and developers.
The genuine Intel processor and surrounding native I/O capabilities of the Clanton SoC provides for a fully featured offering for both the maker community and students alike. It will also be useful to professional developers who are looking for a simple and cost effective development environment to the more complex Intel® Atom processor and Intel® Core processor-based designs.
400MHz 32-bit Intel® Pentium instruction set architecture (ISA)-compatible processor o 16 KBytes on-die L1 cache
512 KBytes of on-die embedded SRAM
Simple to program: Single thread, single core, constant speed
ACPI compatible CPU sleep states supported
An integrated Real Time Clock (RTC), with an optional 3V “coin cell” battery for operation between turn on cycles.
10/100 Ethernet connector
Full PCI Express* mini-card slot, with PCIe 2.0 compliant features
Works with half mini-PCIe cards with optional converter plate
Provides USB 2.0 Host Port at mini-PCIe connector
USB 2.0 Host connector
Support up to 128 USB end point devices
USB Device connector, used for programming
Beyond just a programming port - a fully compliant USB 2.0 Device controller
10-pin Standard JTAG header for debugging
Reboot button to reboot the processor
Reset button to reset the sketch and any attached shields
Default - 8 MByte Legacy SPI Flash main purpose is to store the firmware (or bootloader) and the latest sketch. Between 256KByte and 512KByte is dedicated for sketch storage. The download will happen automatically from the development PC, so no action is required unless there is an upgrade that is being added to the firmware.
Default 512 KByte embedded SRAM, enabled by the firmware by default. No action required to use this feature.
Default 256 MByte DRAM, enabled by the firmware by default.
Optional micro SD card offers up to 32GByte of storage
USB storage works with any USB 2.0 compatible drive
11 KByte EEPROM can be programmed via the EEPROM library.
Launch Date Q4'13
# of QPI Links 0
Supported FSBs NA
FSB Parity No
Board Form Factor Arduino
Socket Quark 393pin FCPGA
Extended Life Program (XLP) No
Embedded Options Available No
Lithography 32 nm
Max TDP 12.5 W
DC Input Voltage Supported 5
Back-to-BIOS Button No
Recommended Customer Price N/A
Description Arduino Compatible development board
Processor Included Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 (16K Cache, 400 MHz)
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 256 MB
Memory Types DDR3-800
# of Memory Channels 1
Max Memory Bandwidth 2.5 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions 32-bit
# of DIMMs 0
ECC Memory Supported ‡ No
PCI Support PCI Express
PCI Express Revision 2.0
PCI Express Configurations ‡ x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 1
PCIe x1 Gen 2.x 1
PCIe Mini Card Slot (Full Length) 1
USB Revision 2.0
# of USB Ports 3
USB 2.0 Configuration (Back + Internal) 3
USB 3.0 Configuration (Back + Internal) 0
# of Serial Ports 1
Integrated LAN 1
Max CPU Configuration 1
Package Size 15mm x 15mm
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS
Have fun and enjoy programming some new and fancy robots :)
P.S. It seems this one does not have a graphics card so it is for programmers only.