Chip Shot: No Programming Experience Necessary – Intel Announces New Internet of Things Tool

Giving Internet of Things innovators and Makers the ability to quickly create device firmware without programming expertise is the goal behind Intel’s two-pronged release of Intel® Firmware Engine and Intel® Firmware Engine Software Development Kit (SDK). This free tool from Intel will accelerate the creation of firmware, the basic software needed to boot embedded devices and launch operating systems. Intel Firmware Engine makes use of a new binary-only approach to firmware development that allows to develop firmware without programming experience. Intel Firmware Engine will be launching at the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China in April while the SDK will become available later by mid-year. At launch, Intel Firmware Engine will support multiple products based on the Intel® Atom™ and Intel® Quark™ processors. For more information, read this blog by Intel Software and visit firmware.intel.com.