Free Intel Galileo Development Board @ Microsoft
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Free Intel Galileo Development Board @ Microsoft

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Found 7th Jul 2014
Microsoft is sending out free Galileo boards for programmers and developers.

Specs:

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
Storage options:
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.

Essentials
Status Launched
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
Datasheet Link
Description Arduino Compatible development board
Processor Included Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 (16K Cache, 400 MHz)
-Memory Specifications
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
-Expansion Options
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
-I/O Specifications
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
-Package Specifications
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.

Syphire

230 Comments

May I be the first Syphire to thank you for this excellent find Hopefully Microsoft will dish out the goods ....

Is this like a windows phone or something?

thehottest

Is this like a windows phone or something?



No, did you read the post or the page?

arduino

No, did you read the post or the page?



Yeah but got confused

thehottest

Yeah but got confused



Then you're unlikely to make use of the thing, if you can't understand what it is.

Where on this page does it say they'll be handing out free boards?

I don't know what it is, but I'm intrigued by it.

Might get one for a relative.

livesf

[quote=AzNDeals] I don't know what it is, but I'm intrigued by it.Might … [quote=AzNDeals] I don't know what it is, but I'm intrigued by it.Might get one for a relative.



It's the inside of a computer. Given a heat. My father was once a computer engineer, so I wonder if he knows about this stuff.

arduino

Then you're unlikely to make use of the thing, if you can't understand … Then you're unlikely to make use of the thing, if you can't understand what it is.



Voted cold then

arduino

Where on this page does it say they'll be handing out free boards?



I can't see it either... Signed up anyway as I've been looking at these boards for a while but not expecting Microsoft to send me one for free on the basis of that web page...

nice find op

been waiting for a couple of days for an email back from them it was on the freebies subreddit have friends who have had emails back saying they will email them when it has been dispatched

thehottest

Voted cold then



You sir are a four letter word

skykid3

You sir are a four letter word



Isn't douche a six lettered word

This is the new microcomputer, originally it was called the edison and was designed to be the size of an SD card. This is going to be a bit bigger to fit a bigger processor.

Intel does Raspberry Pi?

Where does it actually say they will give the boards away?

livesf

It's the inside of a computer. Given a heat. My father was once a … It's the inside of a computer. Given a heat. My father was once a computer engineer, so I wonder if he knows about this stuff.



The answer to that is: probably not? .. unless he's familiar with either Aduro Boards?, &/or PI Boards also ..... :-)

thehottest

Voted cold then



If you had to vote cold on everything posted here which you didn't understand you'd spend all day doing so. Enjoy your ignorance.

Voted hot on this but based on some of the discussions about this on reddit I'm thinking it might be US only...

kiwikeen

Isn't douche a six lettered word



I was thinking dumb

It's a strange shape for a Radio.

It's designed in Ireland, so it must be a Father Ted inspired a Radio ?

Galileo is not something as cheap as RPi, I'll presume this is an early stage discount/trial scheme to allow its developer hands-on at very early stage.

Will probably go for about $10. Nice try by Intel to get into the DIY market.
Lacks comprehensive documentation. PCB easily damaged by even a slightly higher current.
Powered by Linux, an obscure version.
Tends to overheat but a nice try putting an IBM - PC into a cigarette carton.

balmots

Will probably go for about $10. Nice try by Intel to get into the DIY … Will probably go for about $10. Nice try by Intel to get into the DIY market.Lacks comprehensive documentation. PCB easily damaged by even a slightly higher current.Powered by Linux, an obscure version.Tends to overheat but a nice try putting an IBM - PC into a cigarette carton.



Utter nonsense. Care to back up these claims with any facts?

Great opportunity, this will be interesting to see.

Im a professional software engineer and this looks interesting. thanks +heat

worth a try

thehottest

Is this like a windows phone or something?




arduino

Then you're unlikely to make use of the thing, if you can't understand … Then you're unlikely to make use of the thing, if you can't understand what it is.



Just because someone doesn't understand something first time doesn't mean never will if explained. I say anything can be understood if the teacher is good, I remember my school/uni years when the same thing was explained by two different tutors there was world of difference in the methodology adopted.So please don't put someone down just because you understand/know one thing. It might be he knows something that you don't know.

Learn to exchange your knowledge/thoughts to make a better world

Sorry to drag it a bit but I just shared my personal world experiences

This is cool put my name down..... However doesn't it kind of already exist in the guise of the netduino?

dalipsinghno1

Just because someone doesn't understand something first time doesn't mean … Just because someone doesn't understand something first time doesn't mean never will if explained. I say anything can be understood if the teacher is good, I remember my school/uni years when the same thing was explained by two different tutors there was world of difference in the methodology adopted.So please don't put someone down just because you understand/know one thing. It might be he knows something that you don't know. Learn to exchange your knowledge/thoughts to make a better worldSorry to drag it a bit but I just shared my personal world experiences



Yeah, someone who voted cold because they didn't know what this was and couldn't be botherd to do as little as search for it, they're obviously looking to learn, right? I didn't put them down because they didn't know something. Had you read what you quoted you'd know that.

arduino

Yeah, someone who voted cold because they didn't know what this was and … Yeah, someone who voted cold because they didn't know what this was and couldn't be botherd to do as little as search for it, they're obviously looking to learn, right? I didn't put them down because they didn't know something. Had you read what you quoted you'd know that.



I was referring to things in general the hottest initially was just intrigued and looking for a short answer of y/n if nothing else, I think s/he got angry and voted cold.... even now if you post a link on how to work it some of those who never have done any IT or doesn't know what is a KB let alone programming in their lives might become interested and start learning and possibly become top dev's..... who knows someone might develop something that might benefit the human kind or the whole world....
Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 8th Jul 2014

voted hot but this ones not for me I'd play but I'm no developer

Would be great if they sent out these boards for free but I imagine based on the questions you answer, they will only offer the people who are most likely to give feedback / make a project using one of these boards. After all, you don't want to send them to any random person to sell on / gather dust, even if the price of these items are penny change for a company like Intel!

Here's a thought, left of field I know but hey, how about, when someone poses a question, makes a comment that they're not sure how something works and you do... you try to share that knowledge with those that are less informed than yourself? We'd all be more enlightened and no one would need to get all hot and bothered about how something is voted on a deals site. This is a forum, we're all here 'supposedly' to help each other, the whole point of the forum is to 'share'... any of this getting through...?

Edited by: "Blasphemous" 8th Jul 2014

Got this email as soon as I signed up. I used the email address linked with my MSDN subscription, so I guess they know I'm legit.

"We want to thank you for your interest on windowsondevices.com, and we are super excited to have you participate in the “Windows Developer Program for IoT”.
We would like to share our SDK and a hardware development kit with you. In order to mail you the kit, please click on the link below to provide your address and a bit more information."

Heat added, especially since I've just FUBAR'd two raspberry pi's. I got an email not long after asking for my shipping details, at no point did it whinge about me not being in the US so I'll take that as a good sign.

I'm a software engineer/sysadmin so it will be interesting to see if I can get a distro of Linux on this thing.

Awesome. They sent me an email saying they'll confirm when it's been shipped. Hopefully I can do some cool stuff before uni

Thank you for signing up for the Windows Developer Program for IoT. We’ll let you know when your kit has shipped.

Thank you,

Microsoft IoT Team


Cheers OP!
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