We’ve seen many mini PC based on Intel Atom x5/x7 “Cherry Trail” processor in the last year, but Intel has also integrated their low power processor into hardware aimed at robotics, such as Intel RealSense development kit based on Atom x5 UP Board and RealSense R200 depth camera. The company has now launched its one-in-all Intel Euclid development kit combining Atom X7-Z8700 processor with a RealSense camera in a single enclosure.
Intel Euclid specifications:
- SoC – Intel Atom x7-Z8700 Cherry Trail quad core processor @ up to 2.4GHz with Intel HD Graphics Gen 8
- System Memory – 4GB LPDDR3-1600
- Storage – 32GB eMMC 5.0 flash, Micro SD slot up to 128GB
- Video Output – micro HDMI port up to 4K @ 30 Hz
- Audio – 2x I2S interfaces, 1W mono speaker, 3x DMIC with noise cancellation
- Camera – Intel RealSense ZR300 camera
- RGB camera – 2MP up to 1080p@30fps, 16:9 aspect ratio, rolling shutter, fixed focus, 75° x 41.5° x 68° FOV
- Stereo imagers – 2x VGA@60fps, global shutter, fixed focus, 70° x 46° x 59° FOV
- Depth output – up to 628 × 468 @ 60fps, 16-bit format; Minimal depth distance: 0.6 M (628 x 468) or 0.5 M (480 x 360); active IR stereo technology
- Tracking module
- Fisheye camera resolution: VGA @ 60fps, FOV: 166° × 100° × 133° FOV,
- IMU: 3-axis accelerometer & 3-axis gryroscope with 50 μsec time stamp accuracy
- Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n 1×1 WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS (GNS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS)
- Sensors – Integrated Sensor Hub (ISH), accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity, thermal, environmental (barometer, altimeter, humidity, temperature)
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x micro USB OTG port with power, 1x micro USB 2.0 port for UART / serial console
- Misc – ¼” standard tripod mounting hole; power and charging LEDs;
- Battery – 2000 mAh @ 3.8V
- Power Supply – 5V/3A via battery terminals
- Temperature Range — up to 35°C (still air)
The kit runs Ubuntu 16.04 with Robotic Operating System (ROS) Kinetic Kame, and custom software layer to allow developers to control the device using a web interface. It also supports remote desktop application, and includes evaluation versions of Intel SLAM and Person Tracking Middleware.
Intel RealSense SLAM Library middleware enables applications in robots and drones to understand their location and surroundings more accurately than GPS allows in GPS denied environments and inside yet unmapped spaces. You’ll find documentation about SLAM, person tracking middleware, the camera API, RealSense SDK framework, Euclid user guide and more in Intel Euclid product page. You’ll be able to get support in RealSense forums and Euclid developer kit community, where you’ll find tutorials and example projects.
Intel Euclid Development Kit can be pre-order for $399.00 on the product page with shipping starting on May 31, 2017.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.