After the platforms based on it are already history, Intel has now also announced the end of the Quark chips. The 486-based designs were for the Internet of Things and Wearables, such as Curie and Edison.

Intel has announced the end of Quark processors via Product Change Notification ( PDF ). The name is an allusion to quarks, the smallest known building blocks for matter. The chips do not use atomic architecture, but a 486 core, the Intel operates at 32 MHz or 400 MHz and had extended to a DDR3 controller and interfaces such as PCIe.

The quark models made in 32nm were used in Intel’s own mini-systems called Arduino 101, Curie , Galileo Gen1 / Gen2 and Edison (test) , although almost all of them have already been officially discontinued. Partners can order the quark chips until July and Intel will guarantee availability by the summer of 2022.



Izaan Zubair
Izaan's inquisitive in technology drove him to launch his website Tech Lapse. He usually writes pieces on emerging technology, anime, programming and alike niches. He can be reached at [email protected]
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