In the past year, Intel announced the low power development board “tinyTILE” which was built based on Intel Curie Module, offering quick and easy identification of actions and motions, features needed by always-on applications.
tinyTile was designed for use in wearable devices and rapid prototyping. It is a 35 x 26 mm board and has an Intel Curie Module on the top and a flat reverse side. There are 20 general purpose I/O pins (four of them are PWM output pins) operate at 3.3V with a maximum of 20 mA current.
The Intel Curie Module is a low-power compute module featuring the low-power 32-bit Intel Quark microcontroller with 384kB flash memory and 80kB SRAM, low-power integrated DSP sensor hub and pattern matching technology, Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE), and 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope.
Features of the tinyTILE include:
- Intel® Curie™ module dual-core (Intel® Quark* processor core and ARC* core)
- Bluetooth® low energy, 6-axis combo sensor and pattern matching engine
- 14 digital input/output pins (four can be used as PWM output pins)
- Four PWM output pins
- Six analog input pins
- Strictly 3.3 V I/Os only
- 20 mA DC current per I/O pin
- 196 kB Flash memory
- 24 kB SRAM
- 32 MHz clock speed
- USB connector for serial communication and firmware updates (DFU protocol)
- 35 mm length and 26 mm width
tinyTILE can be powered using the USB connection or by an external battery, and it is compatible with three development environments:
- Arduino IDE, Arduino programming platform.
- Intel® Curie™ Open Developer Kit (ODK), Intel’s own software.
- Anaren Atmosphere, a cloud-based ecosystem that offers a complete end-to-end IoT solution.
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