Chapter 1. Introduction to Edison

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The Intel Edison is an ultra-small computing platform that will change the way you look at embedded electronics. It’s a powerful and adaptable piece of hardware that is compatible with a wide range of cutting-edge software solutions. Basically, Intel Edison is an entry-level Windows 8 tablet the size of a postage stamp that is sold for around $50 USD.

Intel Edison really shines for its small form and integrated wireless communications. For this reason, Edison is intended for embedded and connected devices. However, you’ll see throughout this book that Edison’s incredible computing power and flexible inputs ...

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