An Intel Curie Module got introduced at the CES 2015. It was indeed the tiniest of hardware products. And the module runs on open source RTOS.
Intel is at it again. The huge company responsible for so many microprocessors and laptop innards has introduced a Curie Module at the CES 2015. And the crowds are going “gaga” over the new device that is giving the rest of the technological gizmos and gadgets an inferiority complex.
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It takes very little power and also occupies a small amount of space. As a wearable it is tops. It is the first of its kind and is basically a SoC that is as tiny as a shirt button. It takes photos and video clips and is the smallest contraption of its kind in the world.
As a part of the Diversity in Technology Initiative over $300 have gotten poured into the whole deal. It is the largest such drive to increase surveillance and drone technology as a future trend that will be picking up speed in the days that lie ahead.
The Intel Curie Module contains within its diminutive structure a system-on-chip (SoC). By the middle of 2015 it will be ready to be shipped to the homes of consumers. Everyone is really excited over the prospect of owning one.
Within a Module is an Intel Quark SE SoC as previously mentioned. Also there is a Bluetooth low energy radio, sensitive sensors and a battery that charges easily and in a jiffy. This stuff comes from a collaboration between Intel and Oakley.
Oakley as everyone knows is the company famous for its headphone sunglasses made of titanium and other space age materials. Imagine the possibilities that will be unleashed by the introduction of this teensy weensy camera. You may spy on someone who is plotting against you.
And you can also take anonymous pics of a scene where a camera is not normally allowed. When someone is trying to blackmail you, you may make a surreptitious video clip and get back at them.
However note well that not all the uses are necessarily bound to end up as (ab)uses. The most harmless fun and pranks are part of the deal.
In the capacity of the smallest camera in the world, this pea-sized device will also be a security standard that will help one in the long run as a decent law-abiding citizen of a civilized state.
Were someone to commit theft, rape or harm one, the evidence will get caught on the button-sized camera and serve to indict the criminal in court later on.
Some reported specs of Intel Curie Module include Quark SE CPU, 80kB SRAM, BT Low Energy, 384kB flash storage, Battery charging PMIC I/O, Open source Real-Time OS, approximately 18mm diameterand an integrated DSP sensor hub with pattern matching 6-axis combo sensor.
Intel Curie Module will reportedly be shipped in this year and it will be bundled with Intel IQ Software Kits. However, Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, unveils the button sized prototype at CES 2015 as you can see it in above images.
More CES 2015 highlights can be found in our CES 2015 News Hub. The CES 2015 begins officially on January 6 and ends on January 9, 2015 in Las Vegas. The CES 2015 announcements and news are though pouring in since end of 2014. The big topics at the CES 2015 are 4k Ultra HD TVs, wearables, robotics and cars technology.