The Intel® Edison Board Software Release 2.1

The Intel® Edison Board Software Release 2.1 is Now Available.

What's New with the Intel® Edison Development Board

Download Intel® Edison development board software release 2.1

This software release provides increased functionality for projects using the Intel Edison development board.

Key enhancements include:

Onboard MCU SDK - This initial version of the Intel® System Studio IoT Edition based MCU SDK allows you to add deterministic behavior to Linux* applications as a service, by programming to the built-in RTOS on the microcontroller.

Extended Audio Support - Support for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA), PulseAudio, and GStreamer provides advanced audio support to the Intel® Edison platform. This improvement allows you to connect a variety of headsets and audio devices over USB and Bluetooth*.

Flash Tool Lite - This initial version of the Flash Tool Lite aids in Intel Edison development and production. It comes with a Command Line Interface (CLI) option, which allows you to integrate the tool into a production flow or field device management tools.

On-Board MCU

Eclipse-based MCU SDK Setup ›

FeatureDetails
Built-in RTOSAdd determnistic behavior to your Linux applications as a service.
SDK access to UART, I2C, PWM and all device GPIOConnect to a variety of sensors and extended interfaces.
SDK Inter-Processor Communication (IPC) messaging with CPU wakeUse the MCU to filter sensor data, then wake up the CPU for further analytics.
Intel® System Studio IoT Edition IDE with integrated toolsFamiliar design environment to help create your application.

Audio Support

Extended Audio Support ›

FeatureDetails
Standard Linux audio frameworkUse ALSA, PulseAudio and GStreamer framework to create your ultimate audio endpoint.
Audio over a USB deviceConnect a variety of headsets and audio devices over USB into the audio framework.
Audio record from A2DP (sink) remote player, playback to an A2DP remote deviceCombine Bluetooth* audio endpoints with Intel Edison.
Local audio playback/record by adding a hardware audio codecCodec framework for adding your favorite audio codec via I2S port.

Flash Tool Lite

Flash Tool Light User Manual ›

FeatureDetails
Multi-platform FLASH tool to ease Intel Edison development and productionProduction FLASH tool for development and manufacturing on Windows, OSX or Linux.
Easy and Advanced modesEasy to use, but with the power to create customized distribtutions.
Command Line Interface (CLI) optionIntegrate into production flow or field device management tools.
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