Intel Drives IoT through New Tools, Technologies, and Software at Embedded World 2016

Embedded World 2016

As those involved in this industry know, the Internet of Things (IoT) has enormous potential to drive both economic growth and social change. While we are starting to see shifts happen, IoT systems continue to be highly complex and take time to develop, implement and maintain. With 85 percent of technology still unconnected, and security threats pervasive, it is still very much the Wild West with vast new territory to explore.

Next week at Embedded World 2016, Intel will showcase a range of new tools, software, and technologies designed to help IoT developers break through many of those complex barriers and accelerate time to market for new products, services and experiences. Once the hurdles are out of the way, developers will find they can instead focus on the fun stuf —innovation, imagination, and exploration of all the possibilities IoT has to offer.


Quick Start Developer Kits Drive Innovative Experiences


To deliver a seamless developer experience from prototype to production, Intel offers a range of developer kits that provide a clear path to creating IoT solutions that scale in performance, beginning at the x86 level, with advanced security and easy manageability from device to cloud.

The Intel IoT Platform offers a clear foundation for innovation and growth. To advance our mission to deliver the proper tools to successfully deploy countless IoT-based solutions and services, we’re announcing the Intel Quark Microcontroller Developer Kit D2000. To demonstrate how this new kit enables partners to bring applications to life quickly and painlessly, we will display a creative IoT solution with our valued partner Hanhaa at the Intel booth.

If you’re looking for a hardware and software solution to build your IoT initiatives, check out the Intel IoT Developer Kit that works with the Intel Galileo board and Intel Edison board. For embedded developers seeking a more compact, affordable and powerful development board, we’re also introducing the new Intel IoT Gateways and Intel Expansion Kit with MinnowBoard MAX. We are also excited to feature the newly released, FCC-approved MinnowBoard MAX compatible board, the MinnowBoard Turbot. This open hardware design has endless customization and integration potential.


Intel-based IoT Modules from Telit Provides Competitive Edge

Telit, barely larger than a coin.

To enable faster time to market and connectivity for IoT solutions, Intel is collaborating with Telit, a global provider of wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, to create Intel Atom x3 processor based module solutions designed specifically for IoT applications. The new solutions include two pre-certified modules featuring integrated application processing with Wi-Fi, BT, GNSS, or cellular capabilities, as well as commercial and extended temperatures. The single module designs enable a range of product solutions for true scalability and reduce overall costs by decreasing cellular design complexities. The Telit Intel Atom x3 processor based module solutions will be available in late 2016.

Our new technology solutions, in tandem with the convergence of existing networks —3G, 4G, LTE, or Wi-Fi — will transform the way we communicate and interact with the world. As we close in on the reality of an accessible and seamlessly connected 5G network solution, we’ll see computing capabilities become smarter and more energy efficient and fuse with devices everywhere. Billions of things, like wearable devices, will no longer struggle with computing power because the network will provide the necessary processing capability.


Software Solutions for IoT Development

Intel Edison-based starter board for Google's Brillo operating system.
The Intel Edison-based starter board for Google’s Brillo operating system.

To further help developers quickly and efficiently build IoT solutions, Intel is announcing a new Intel System Studio IoT Edition for C/C++/Java development. It is also adding new features and support to Intel XDK IoT Edition for node.js apps and HTML5 companion app development, including Sensor Explorer and Intel IoT Gateways features.

Intel System Studio provides integrated, cross-development tools for reliable performance and power optimized Intel architecture-based mobile and embedded devices. Intel System Studio for Microcontrollers is an Eclipse-integrated software suite specifically designed to empower Intel Quark developers to create fast, intelligent designs.

Intel System Studio for Microcontrollers, along with Wind River Rocket, are the first to support the newly launched open source Zephyr Project, a Linux Foundation collaborative project among thought leaders including Intel companies Altera and Wind River. The project is developed through neutral governance in the open source and embedded space to create a best-of-breed, scalable, real-time operating system that supports multiple architectures, including Intel architecture.

Intel also offers Intel Edison-based starter boards for the new Brillo operating system from Google.  The Intel Edison Kit for Arduino was the first platform available in the market with Brillo support.


Empower Innovation at the Intel Booth

Join us at the Intel booth at Embedded World (#338, Hall 1) in Nuremberg, Germany, February 23 – 25, 2016 to discover how Intel can help drive and empower creativity, imagination, and innovation for the IoT through new hardware, software, and tools for developers. For more information, visit

I look forward to seeing you in Nuremberg.

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About Ken Caviasca

Kenneth P. Caviasca is vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager of platform engineering and development at Intel Corporation. He has overall responsibility for computing platforms targeted to the Internet of Things (IoT) market segment, including planning, architecture, user experience priorities, silicon definition, operating system porting, hardware, firmware, validation and manufacturing test. IoT platforms developed by his team encompass product offerings based on Intel Atom, Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors. Since joining Intel in 1984 as a silicon engineer in automotive controllers, Caviasca has held various technical and management positions in flash microcontrollers, embedded devices, video signal processors, security devices, chipsets, network processors, server processors and manufacturing operation startup. Before assuming his current position, he managed platform development for the Intelligent Systems Group, overseeing hardware, validation and software integration development. Earlier in his Intel career, he managed silicon development for the Communication Infrastructure Group and led a team responsible for delivering system-on-chip, server-class and chipset products for the embedded and communications market segment. Between 2008 and 2010, Caviasca’s development team won several premier supplier awards from industry-leading communications equipment suppliers. He and his team also won an Intel Achievement Award in 2004 for excellence in network processor development. Caviasca earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and electrical engineering from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and his MBA degree from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He holds seven patents in circuits, CPU and video systems architecture.

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