Xadow - Edison

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The Xadow - Edison is based on the Intel® Edison which is designed to lower the barriers to entry for anyone prototyping and producing IoT and wearable computing products. It features high performance and low power consumption, which makes your project small and portable, especially suitable for wearable projects. Xadow - Edison includes two Xadow-compatible interfaces, one SD interface, one Programmer interface and one Battery interface.With Xadow - Edison you will be able to use many Xadow modules via standard Xadow interface.


  • Design for Intel® Edison.
  • USB power supply(4.75~5.25V).
  • Xadow-compatible interfaces.
  • SD card connector.
  • USB to device UART bridge with USB micro Type-B connector.
  • USB OTG with USB Micro Type-AB connector.
  • Battery charger.
  • Power/sleep/Firmware recovery button input


  • USB Power supply: 4.75V ~ 5.25V
  • 2 standard Xadow interface
  • 1 SD card connector.
  • 1 USB micro Type-B connector
  • 1 USB Micro Type-AB connector
  • 1 Battery interface
  • 1 button for Power/sleep; 1 button for Firmware recovery
  • Dimensions 30.0 × 40.0 × 7.0 mm
  • Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Block Diagram

Using FFC Cables making the following connections:

Xadow-Edison Connection.png

Note: when connecting other Xadow modules to Xadow - Edison, you should concern about the connection direction. The connection method is that the unfilled corner of one xadow module need to connect to the right angle of another module(see four corners of each xadow module).

Installing Edison Arduino IDE

Refer to Intel Edison offical site: Edison Getting Started Guide

1. Download the Edison Arduino IDE.(Note: Select your OS.)

2. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the .zip Edison Arduino IDE

3. Right click on the .7z file,highlight “7-zip”, and select “Extract to “arduino-…”

IndoorKit Extract 7z.png

4. Click through the folder that was created until you see the IDE “arduino.exe” file.Double-click this file and this window should open.

IndoorKit ArduinoIDE.png

Install required drivers

1. Download FTDI drivers 2. Right-click the .exe file you downloaded, which should be called “CDM…” and select “Run as administrator”.

Edison FTDI Driver.jpg

3. Click “Extract”.

Edison FTDI Driver Install.jpg

4. Click “Next”. 5. Click “Finish” when you see this screen.

Edison FTDI Driver Install ok.jpg

6. Download Intel Edison Drivers to install the required RNDIS, CDC, and DFU drivers. 7. Double-click the .exe file to begin the install.

Intel Edison Driver.jpg


1. Open the web site: Xadow_Edison_Demos to download the whole project.

Github Xadow Edison Demos.png

2. Click Tools > Serial Port and select the Com # that the Intel Edison is connected to

Import Indoor Kit Demo.png

3. Click Sketch>Import Library…>Add Library and import the library downloaded at step 1

Xadow-Edison Add Library.png

4. Click File > Examples > Xadow_Edison_Demos > Edison_Pedometer_with_OLED and select the demo

Xadow-Edison Select Pedometer Demo.png

5. Using FFC Cables making the following connections:

Xadow-Edison Pedometer.jpg

6. Click upload icon

Xadow-Edison upload.png



If you have questions or other better design ideas, you can go to our forum or wish to discuss.

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