I can confirm that the MSRP for the Galileo is to be $60. This information comes from an Intel PR representative. Vendors may sell it for more or less than this, but the price makes this attractive to check it out and see if I might add Intel to the list of chips that I have worked with in the embedded world.
After I had submitted this story, it was announced that there is a new Arduino running a 1GHz TI Sitara. It would be interesting to run these two in a head to head to see which one actually came out on top.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.