Intel Curie module for wearable & edge devices, in distribution

September 22, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Mouser Electronics has the Intel Curie module (Intel’s “computer on a button”), a complete low-power solution designed for use in wearable devices and consumer and industrial edge solutions. Hosting a Quark SE SoC, the Curie module is power efficient and offers features for "always-on" applications such as social media, sports, and fitness activities.

Alongside the 32-bit Quark SE SoC is 384 kBytes of flash memory and 80 kBytes of SRAM. The module includes an integrated DSP sensor hub, a 6-axis combination sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope, Bluetooth low energy connectivity, battery charging through a power management IC (PMIC) on some models, and pattern-matching capabilities for optimized analysis of sensor data — enabling quick and easy identification of actions and motions.

The module is packaged into a very small form factor and is supported by a complete software platform that includes the Intel Curie Open Developer Kit (ODK). Created specifically for the Intel Curie module, the software platform is an end-to-end solution that includes hardware, firmware, software, documentation, and tools.