And it cost me an arm as well… But I am so very excited that I cannot resist sharing with you the first pics. Looking ahead to the great telemetry platform for my HPR. Yeah, I know what I will do his WE 😉 I went with the top of the line development kit (including the board) and the 570x module. The Joule is the metallic can in the middle of the board. It doesn’t look like much, but it is a full computer with at its core a 64-bit multicore (4) computer running at up to 1.7GHz (Atom) and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, as well as 16 GB of eMMC memory. Add to this a sleuth of connectors and communications interfaces, and you can start to build up a mental representation of what this puppy can do. It seems that it comes pre-loaded (via the micro SD I suppose) with an IoT flavored Linux. TBC. Stay tuned for more as I fire it up…
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Where BUY ?
翟磊 since I work for Intel, I could pre-order in-house. I know that you can pre-order it on the web (Mouser is one of the reseller I know of). I would imagine that if I got mine today, they should be GA shortly.
翟磊 newegg seems to sell it as well. But it seems that it is already out of stock…
Top notch hardware!!
More details available in this data sheet: intel.com – http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/joule-products/intel-joule-module-datasheet.pdf
海鷗 I am sorry, I could not translate your comment. If it is a question, could you please reformulate it or point me to a web site where I can translate it?
Nicee…WHAT EXZACLY DOES IT DO???
Arthur Zaychik Thanks! Well, it is a mini computer or computer on a module. It is Taylor’s toward makers that need lot of computational power to develop/prototype their applications. The kit I bought has the module, as well as the break-out board that gives access to most of the I/Os. The 4K video for example or the GPIOs. In addition of the CPU, it has a pretty capable graphics chip. Intel highlights the video processing capabilities, calling out the availability of optimized Real Sense libraries. One can imagine – with the right camera – to develop applications that uses depth information to provide added value. Some existing applications of this type – not using the Joule – are the obstacle avoidance system for drones or the parcel sizing in post offices. There are at least two aspects that differentiates the Joule from the other IoT boards available to hobbyists for me. One, it doesn’t have the sensors that you can find for example in the Curie. Second, the power requirements are at the level of the compute capabilities: you need a 12vdc-3A power supply! With 36W it will be a challenge to make it mobile. If I had to identify a market segment for this board, I would say that it is for advanced maker / IoT professionals for prototyping compute power hungry applications (raw compute, image processing, etc). The advantage I see in the joule is that I do not need any special language or tools chain to tape into its capabilities. It is the good old x86 world that we know and appreciate. I even found out that Windows core (not the UI) will be available for the Joule. I am just waiting for Microsoft to make the files available for download. Or at least to give an ETA 🙂 Hope it gives you a better idea of what it does. Or what it can do for you I should say instead as with any other computer.
Wawoooo thts grt
Ja, Das ist wunderbar
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