Welcome to community! The Intel Galileo board is the reference board of the Intel® Quark SoC.
The Intel® Quark SoC is provided with a software suite of interoperable security, manageability and connectivity features, allowing true scalability in performance and features. With its security and manageability features, this Intel® Quark SoC is ideally suited for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for the next wave of cost-effective intelligent connected devices. For further information about it please access the following link: https://communities.intel.com/community/makers/documentation
OK thanks for the answer. But in IoT what role of the architecture is it mainly meant for: as the Edge device (to which the sensors, actuators are connected) or as the middle-man data-gateway (interface between the edge-devices and the cloud)?
Two additional questions:
- what production-ready Zigbee, (802.15.4) WiFi modules are available for the Intel Galileo?
- does the Linux distribution(s) for Galileo support Oracle Java 8 ME or Oracle Java 8 SE?
The Intel® Galileo board can be used both as an Edge device and as a middle-man data-gateway, but you need to be aware that as a gateway, you limited due to the performance of the Intel® Quark Processor, this can be your starting gateway and migrate to a higher performance gateway in future releases.
Just today we announced the Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things development kit, that is based in Intel® Quark Processor. Please follow this link to get more details.
In regards to your other 2 questions:
Currently the only Wi-Fi modules drivers supported in Galileo are the ones below.
- Intel N-135 (supports Blutetooth and WiFi b/g/n)
- Intel N-6205 (supports Bluetooth and WiFi a/g/n dual band)
- Intel N-6235 (supports Bluetooth and WiFi a/g/n dual band)
For other Wi-Fi adapters to work, there needs to be a driver for it and we are not providing it, but the manufacturer could or the Galileo maker community members themselves might create one. Please follow this link to the Galileo Support Forums where there is already a lot of discussion going on in regards to Wi-Fi and Galileo.
For your other question, the current Linux distribution included in the Galileo board doesn't support Oracle Java 8 ME out of the box, but again in the support community there is a lot of people that are creating their own Linux images to fit their needs. Please follow us there here are some links on that subject:
- How to run "fully-featured linux" on Galileo | Intel Communities
- Build debian Linux distribution for Galileo boa... | Intel Communities
- Running full-fat linux distro on Galileo board. | Intel Communities
- Recompiling Linux Image and Configuring WiFi | Intel Communities
I recommend that you visit the Intel Support Forums, where you can post additional technical questions you might have, we have a whole community of hundreds that are posting daily and helping each other all the time.