Intel announced the Edison board at CES 2014, a board targetting wearables and IoT applications about the size of an SD card. At CES 2015, the company has gone smaller, by unveiling the button-sized Intel Curie module powered by a new Intel Quark SE SoC with a motion sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity and battery charging capabilities.
- Low-power, 32-bit Intel Quark SE SoC
- 384kB Flash memory, 80kB SRAM
- Low-power integrated DSP sensor hub with a proprietary pattern matching accelerator
- Bluetooth Low Energy
- 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope
- Battery charging circuitry (PMIC)
The module runs an unnamed open source RTOS, and the company will provide IQ software kits for references applications for wearables, such as counting steps, apps for mobile device, and so on. Intel Curie is expected to be found in smart products such as rings, bags, bracelets, pendants, fitness trackers and buttons.
There’s basically no other information about Quark SE SoC per se, but Intel said it will ship in the second half of this year in the Intel Curie module. You an check the Fact Sheet for a few more details.