I´m currently in progress to finalize a professional application which is based on Edison as it´s heartpiece.
Would it be possible to get information about planned lifecycle of Edison or if there are any plannings of successor project which is reverse compatible to current edison pinout? This would be an important information for the mid-range project planning.
I'm sorry for the delay in my response. Currently there aren't plans to release a new Edison version.
Intel currently has no discontinuance plan for Edison. I know that in some stores you can find an Edison2 model, but these models are related to permissions and certifications the different stores required to sale in different countries, but it is the same hardware. In this kind of cases I would suggest to contact the store and ask for the difference between the models they offers.
I hope this answers your question.
On the embedded in nuremberg this year I was told that there are no concrete plans for the Edison in future.
They also said, that all the projects they show at their booth using the Edison should show me that they are interested in the distribution of the plattform.
Thanks for the answer.
I hoped you could give me some more reliable information.
On the other hand from my point of view Edison is from it´s specification still the state of the art platform in maker market, even after 2 years after market launch. So I hope Edison will be available at least for the next 2-3 years ;-)
The information is this...
A new broxton based board for IoT (with gpu) is coming, smaller than a typical non-x86 SBCs that you witness with support for Intel realsense. Intel will divert the mobile chip architecture to IoT. This is a public info.
The current cherrytrail based product bundle is here
Please also be informed that Intel Edison will be continued as the above boards are not a full replacement or upgrade for it. Intel IoT products are here to stay....probably or eventually the process manufacturing will change...so expect greater strides into performance/watt figures in the next 18 months.
Please also understand Intel Edison in cpu benchmarks equals the recent release of a popular "xxx foundation board" which is a quad-core version 3 where Intel Edison only consumes a fraction of the power consumption in comparison.
Stick with intel edison, we are due to release all popular OSes for it soon.
Trust me it is authentic, and I have already told you, beyond what is supposed to be discussed in public. If you need any technical help on edison kindly post here or buzz me will do my best to help you.
A new broxton based board for IoT (with gpu) is coming
How does this square with:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10288/intel-broxton-sofia-smartphone-socs-cancelled Intel's Changing Future: Smartphone SoCs Broxton & SoFIA Officially Cancelled
http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2016/04/28/intels-new-strategy-is-the-right-one-for-the-... Intel's New Strategy Is The Right One For The Company
https://newsroom.intel.com/editorials/brian-krzanich-our-strategy-and-the-future-of-intel/ Brian Krzanich: Our Strategy and The Future of Intel | Intel Newsroom
Which all indicate that the Broxton project has been cancelled outright?