Introducing Intel® Galileo Gen 2

You may have heard me drop hints about it at MakerCon in May…. and now we’re excited to update you that the first Intel® Galileo Gen 2 boards have started to roll off the production line.

Introducing Intel® Galileo Gen 2, the latest in a family of Arduino*-certified development boards based on Intel® architecture and specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts. Intel Galileo is a great tool for quickly prototyping simple interactive designs such as LED light displays that respond to social media or for tackling more complex projects, from automating home appliances to building life-size robots controlled by a smartphone. We make it easier for artists, designers and other enthusiastic developers who may not have technical backgrounds to create interactive objects or environments. To learn more about today’s makers and the tools they are using, check out this recent study conducted on Intel’s behalf by Harris Research.

We’ve made a number of enhancements to the Intel Galileo board based on feedback from the active Galileo user community, including improved GPIO performance, more precise PWM signaling for better motor control, and a variety of new I/O interfaces for easier connections to a wide range of shields and peripheral hardware. For users looking to expand its capabilities even further, the Intel Galileo Gen 2 board is now Power-over-Ethernet ready.

Look for the 2nd generation Intel Galileo to be available online and in retail stores more widely in August. Go to for more information.

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About Michael A. Bell

Michael A. Bell is corporate vice president and general manager of the New Devices Group for Intel Corporation. In his role, Bell leads a global team chartered with developing products and technologies that will enhance and extend Intel's product portfolio into new areas of computing, including wearable technology. Previously, Bell co-lead the Mobile and Communications Group with Hermann Eul, a worldwide organization focused on the development of hardware, software and connectivity ingredients for phones, tablets, Ultrabook™ and other mobile devices, and complete system solutions. Prior to joining Intel in 2010, Bell was part of the executive management team at Palm Inc. From 2007 to 2010 he served as senior vice president of product development. He was responsible for all aspects of product strategy, development and deployment, bringing the Palm PRE, the Palm PIXI and many more products to market. Prior to his time at Palm, Bell was vice president, CPU Software, Macintosh Hardware Division, at Apple Inc. Over the course of his career at Apple, spanning 1991 to 2007, he made significant contributions to the iMac, Apple TV and iPhone programs. Bell earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.