Intel powers an Arduino
Posted Oct 4, 2013 21:05 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Intel powers an Arduino
Parent article: Intel powers an Arduino for the first time with new “Galileo” board (ars technica)
It's also funny to compare these three lines:
1. Arduino Uno: 32 KB (ATmega328) of which 0.5 KB used by bootloader
2. Arduino Mega: 256 KB of which 8 KB used by bootloader
3. Arduino DUE: The SAM3X has 512 KB (2 blocks of 256 KB) of flash memory for storing code. The bootloader is preburned in factory from Atmel and is stored in a dedicated ROM memory.
4. Intel Galileo: 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.
So it's hundreds of times more powerful then typical Arduino, about 10-20 times more powerful then ARM-based DUE, but all that power is actually used just to boot it up? Ouch.
Still it's nice to have somewhat overpowered "big brother" in Arduino family. But more testing in the field is needed before we'll know what can you use it for.
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