Development Kit Overview

The Intel® Joule™ platform is a system on module (SoM) and is available in multiple configurations that share the same footprint and interface connector placement. This enables accelerated product design by providing multiple levels of compute power, graphics performance, and memory options in a single common footprint.

Intel® Joule™ Module Configurations

There are two configurations of the module.

Module CPU Clock Graphic Clock Memory and Storage
Intel Joule 550x module 1.5 GHz 300 GHz 3GB RAM and 8GB eMMC Flash
Intel Joule 570x module 1.7 GHZ; Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz 450 MHz base, 650 MHz Turbo 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC Flash

Suggested Uses

The 550x module excels at general purpose IoT applications such as data collection, process control, or running a kiosk with a graphical user interface. The 570x module provides the additional compute power, memory, and storage required to run a full Linux desktop environment, transcode 4k video, and provides support for Intel® RealSense™ technologies.

Kit Contents

Most versions of the Intel® Joule™ development kit contain the following items:

  • A 5xx series system on module (SoM) device.
  • An expansion board that provides physical interfaces for HDMI, USB, various digital interfaces, a DC input jack, on board LEDs, and mechanical buttons
  • Dual wireless antennas with MFP.4 connectors
  • A passive heatsink solution designed for moderate workloads
  • One USB Type-C cable



Note: A DC power supply is NOT included as the kit is available worldwide and many regions have specific local requirements for power supply certifications.

A class 2 (LPS listed) DC supply with an output of 12 VDC at 3 Amps through a center positive barrel jack with the following dimensions is recommended:

  • 2.1mm inner diameter (positive voltage)
  • 5.5mm outer diameter (negative voltage)
  • Barrel length of ~9-10mm
Note: If using a ZR300 camera or MIPI CSI, then an active cooling solution must be used.


See the Mechanical and Environmental section for these details.


For regulatory information, see: Note that the end user is responsible to obtain CMIIT ID for the end user devices to comply with the Chinese product regulatory requirement.

For warranty information, see:


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