Intel® Aero Compute Board

A purpose-built, UAV developer kit powered by a quad-core Intel Atom® processor and geared toward developers, researchers, and enthusiasts.

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Intel® Aero Compute Board

While only the size of a standard playing card, the Intel® Aero Compute Board is packed with features including:

  • Abundant storage capabilities
  • Wi-Fi (802.11ac)
  • Support for multiple cameras, including the Intel® RealSense™ camera (R200)- part of the optional Intel® Aero Vision Accessory Kit
  • Industry-standard interfaces
  • Reconfigurable I/O to facilitate connecting to a broad variety of drone hardware subsystems

The compute board ships with open-source Yocto Project* for embedded Linux* systems. It offers sample applications and APIs for flight and vision interfaces to reduce hurdles for developers of sophisticated drone applications.


Operating System             Yocto Project 2.1 (Krogoth), Linux* 4.4.3-yocto-standard

InsydeH2O* UEFI BIOS, optimized for the Intel® Aero Platform for UAVs

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Intel Atom x7-Z8750 processor

2.56 GHz burst, quad core, 2M cache, 64 bit

Display 1 micro HDMI 1.4b
USB 1 USB 3.0 On-The-Go (OTG) connector
Wi-Fi Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260; 802.11ac, 2x2 MIMO
Memory 4 GB LPDDR3-1600
Storage Embedded 32 GB eMMC
Storage Expansion

microSD* memory card slot

M.2 connector 1 lane PCIe for SSD

Camera Interfaces

MIPI* CSI-2 (4 lanes + 1 lane)

Dedicated USB 3.0 port for Intel RealSense camera (R200)

I/O Expansion

Default: 15 GPIOs (3.3 V), configured as three UART and one I2C, and one analog input (0 to 3 V), accessible through the supplied I/O expansion board. It is reconfigurable using the Intel Atom processor and the Intel® MAX® 10 FPGA.

A custom-built I/O expansion board, 34 GPIOs (3.3 V), 5 analog inputs (0 to 3 V), 1 HSUART (shared), and 1 CAN bus are available.

Dimensions 88 mm × 63 mm × 20 mm (includes heatsink)
Weight 30 g board only; less than 60 g board with heatsink


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