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chanj0
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Energy Efficiency
chanj0   1/7/2014 1:46:21 PM
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Based on x86 with WiFi and BLE connectivity built in, how does the energy footprint look? The fundemental of wearable is low energy consumption that the ideal runtime of a one charge shall be at least 1 month imo. Nonetheless, given x86 core, the adoption will be high since Edision supports 2 OS and porting of Linux shall be relatively simple.

The strategy is great and if the price point of buying a development board is competitive, Edision might actually gain momentum.

rick merritt
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Hands on experiences
rick merritt   1/7/2014 1:49:39 PM
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I'd love to hear from anyone with hands on experience working with this new Quark module in wearables...or the Quark on an Arduino launched late last year...or any Quark.

betajet
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First electric chair
betajet   1/7/2014 2:23:41 PM
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Gee, I don't know if I want to wear a device named after the company who brought us the first electric chair.

_hm
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Missing MEMS and other sensors
_hm   1/7/2014 3:01:43 PM
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One most important part of wearable SoC is MEMS and many other sensors. Has Intel forgot to integrate them in their device?

Intel should work with other SoC integrator to make this system work.

 

NorthTree Associates
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Power consumption and longervity - is it possible?
NorthTree Associates   1/7/2014 3:32:28 PM
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Keeping all the possible devices powered and functional - is there a limitation? The early WiFi days had limitations on distance and the number of WiFi connections that were viable. 

Can this be the new "pager"? (Remember those little buggers?)

 

NorthTree Associates

 

LarryM99
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Form factor is important
LarryM99   1/7/2014 4:38:36 PM
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I like several things about this, not the least of which is the form factor. Wearable devices will need to adapt from the traditional hard box into something that integrates better into whatever they will be put in. I don't know if this one will do it, but kudos to Intel for experimenting. I would also like to see a power scavenging capability. People move, which should generate power. Running clothes are almost a no-brainer, as are clothes for going out on the town dancing.

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Re: Missing MEMS and other sensors
AZskibum   1/7/2014 6:37:05 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. Wearables fundamentally need sensors, not just intelligence, connectivity & low energy consumption. But I look forward to seeing what kinds of new products are developed on this new platform.

krisi
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Re: Energy Efficiency
krisi   1/7/2014 8:02:17 PM
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I agree energy efficiency is teh key...what is the power dissipation of Edison? Kris

chanj0
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Re: Missing MEMS and other sensors
chanj0   1/7/2014 9:10:45 PM
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To me, Intel is making a platform to catch the wave of IoT. It is difficult to decide which sensor to put into the system at this point. Yet, I agree with you and I hope Intel has a partnership plan to start integrating Edision with sensors produced by different companies. On the other hands, Intel might actually wish vendors start developing solution based on the platform, hoping for later integration.

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Beyond Wintel
zewde yeraswork   1/8/2014 10:42:29 AM
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It seems as though Intel is moving to offer Android and Windows equally for mobile systems, which means it has finally accepted that smartphones and tablets---which it was late to really recognize as equals--are of increasing importance as PCs decline steadily in sales. The Wintel era may be drawing to a close.

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