Intel introduced a miniature computer Edison, who was able fit on a platform the size of a memory card format SD. It’s hard to believe, but electronics giant success this focus fully and need thank for this proprietary technology of 22 nm. This allowed fit on the platform modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and controlled by the computer operating system Linux. Computer Intel Edison intended not for casual users, but primarily for engineers, though they may find the compatible software in the app store, which was created specifically for the platform.
We must understand that we face only a prototype device, which in its final version can take any form – SD- card has been chosen to illustrate the size of the computer. Additionally, Intel does not exclude the use of other operating systems.
As an example of such an idea Intel demonstrated a computer, embedded in clothing young child, who is tracking the current status. The second is the same computer – in cup of the mother. Depending on the baby’s health a cup indicates " cheerful " green or " sad " red smiley . Furthermore, Edison may be integrated into a milk bottle, which by signal from the child computer may start heating the beverage to a desired temperature.
In order to create a strong community of developers, and thus ensure the popularity of computer Edison, Intel has promised to reward the best engineers and most interesting projects created on the platform. In particular, it was announced the contest «Make it Wearable», dedicated to the creation of wearable systems based on Edison, prize fund under this call for $ 1.3 million. And in a broad sell Intel Edison arrive in mid-year.