We have seen some fantastic progress made with getting Tizen running on different development boards lately, which includes the Odroid U3, MinnowBoard MAX, Renesas R-Car, Radxa Rock, A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO and A20S-OLinuXino-MICRO.
Now I think its time to get Tizen running on one of the most exciting Intel Dev Boards, the Intel Galileo Gen 2 Board. This is a great board for the Internet of Things (IoT) which is compatible with Tizen Common and other Tizen 3 profiles that are based on it. Tizen Experts have a limited number of these development boards to give away to Devs in order for them to assist in porting Tizen over to it.
- Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 application processor, a 32-bit, single-core, single-thread, Intel® Pentium® processor instruction set architecture (ISA)-compatible, operating at speeds up to 400 MHz.
- Support for a wide range of industry standard I/O interfaces, including a full-sized mini-PCI Express* slot, 100 Mb Ethernet port, microSD* slot, USB host port, and USB client port.
- 256 MB DDR3, 512 kb embedded SRAM, 8 MB NOR Flash, and 8 kb EEPROM standard on the board, plus support for microSD card up to 32 GB.
- Hardware and pin compatibility with a wide range of Arduino Uno R3 shields.
- Programmable through the Arduino integrated development environment (IDE) that is supported on Microsoft Windows*, Mac OS*, and Linux host operating systems.
- Support for Yocto 1.4 Poky* Linux release.
Whats new with the Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board
- 6-pin 3.3V USB TTL UART header replaces 3.5 mm jack RS-232 console port for Linux debug. New 6-pin connector mates with standard FTDI* USB serial cable (TTL-232R-3V3) and popular USB-to-Serial breakout boards. 12 GPIOs now fully native for greater speed and improved drive strength.
- 12-bit pulse-width modulation (PWM) for more precise control of servos and smoother response.
- Console UART1 can be redirected to Arduino headers in sketches, eliminating the need for soft-serial in many cases.
- 12V power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capable (PoE module installation required).
- Power regulation system changed to accept power supplies from 7V to 15V.
If you think you want to join the community porting efforts then please fill in the form below, letting me know what makes you a good candidate to have one? i.e knowledge of this architecture and porting experience etc. The decision will be made over the next two weeks with development boards shipping in the first week of January. Please share – hashtag #INTELTIZEN.
You can also link to the form directly online.