Intel Joule
The Intel Joule developer kit, a high-performance platform for Internet of Things developers, entrepreneurs and established enterprises.

Missed the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) opening keynote? Then you missed out on Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich introducing the Intel Joule — a new, high-performance maker board with an Intel RealSense depth-sensing camera targeted at IoT developers, entrepreneurs and established enterprises. The Joule will be featured in the season two of America’s Greatest Makers, just as its predecessor the Intel Curie.

the Intel Joule will enable people to take a concept into a prototype and then into production at a fraction of the time and development cost. The platform is a high-performance system-on-module (SOM) in a tiny, low-power package thus making it ideal for computer vision, robotics, drones, industrial IoT, VR, AR, micro-servers and other high-end applications that require high-end edge computing.

Key specs:

  • High-performance, 64-bit, 1.5 GHz quad-core Intel AtomTM T5500 processor
  • 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 8GB eMMC memory
  • Intel HD Graphics with 4K video capture and display
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO and Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0, MPI CSI and DSI interfaces, and multiple GPIO, I2C, UART interfaces Linux-based OS tailored for IoT and smart devices
  • Support for the Intel RealSense cameras and libraries

Intel Joule is available in two models — 570x and 550x. The Intel Joule 570x developer kit is available for sale at the 2016 Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco, and will begin shipping in September through Intel reseller partners.

Several Intel customers and partners such as Microsoft and Canonical are demonstrating potential applications of this technology this week at IDF, including French company PivotHead which built augmented reality safety glasses for manufacturing environments.