Intel® Edison Board User Guide

This user guide describes the steps to assemble your board, flash the OS image, and connect your board to a Wi-Fi* network. A few integrated development environments are suggested.

Follow the link to the steps described in this guide and read their descriptions below:

Assembling and connecting your board Follow the guidelines to attach your Intel® Edison module to an Arduino* expansion board and Intel® Edison mini breakout board.
Installing drivers and software Download and install the drivers required to connect the host computer to your board. Download and install the setup tool to flash the OS image to your board and set up the security..
Installation and setup with the setup tool If the operating system on the host computer is linux*, 64-bit Windows* or Mac* OS X*, you can use the setup tool (available on the Intel® Edison board downloads page) to install the drivers (for Window* only), flash your board with the latest version of the OS image, establish a secure connection, and connect your board to the Wi-Fi* network.
Flashing the OS image Learn how to flash the OS image on your Intel® Edison board. The OS image is the operating system on your board that allows the use of Wi-Fi*, Bluetooth®, analog and digital controls, and other functions. Always keep your OS image up-to-date to ensure the best stability and performance for your board. As an alternative to manually flashing your board, you can use the setup tool (available on the Intel® Edison board downloads page) to install the drivers (Window*), flash your board with the latest version of the OS image, enable the security, and set up the connection to a Wi-Fi* network.
Setting up a serial terminal Follow the steps to set up a serial terminal to communicate with your Intel® Edison board and type the commands that give you the ability to set a password for your board, connect your board to a Wi-Fi* network, check the OS image version, or fetch the latest version of OS image and flash your board with it, for example.
Connecting to a network Follow the steps to set up a network access to your Intel® Edison board and obtain an IP address for your board.
Choosing your Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Find out about the available integrated development environments (IDE), install the IDE of your choice and start creating projects.
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