Support from Intel’s University Program
Reutlingen, December 2014. The IoT Laboratory received support from Intel’s University Donation program. Intel is supporting selected Universities with the new Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board that has been recently released. Prof. Dr. Martínez Madrid applied to become member of the program because the Internet of Things requires powerful support by embedded platforms.
In the past the development was tuned to the Arduino family of prototyping boards. Quick setup of the environment and fast prototyping characterize theses boards. It is suited for student and research work as well. The Arduino-certified Intel architecture will overcome several restrictions appearing on the horizon: More sophisticated designs lack adequate processing power and memory space. But the experience and knowledge acquired with the easy to handle Arduino should be maintained. Therefore, Intel’s Galileo offers an excellent compromise between performance and effort to implement the prototype. Reusing available shield is a nice side effect to safe costs in a lab. The new boards will be incorporated into regular student education showing a new perspective of the Internet of Things as well as into running PhD research in order to provide a tuned design for embedded systems.