Intel has unveiled a new system-on-chip (SoC) and two microcontrollers capable of operating at higher temperatures with low power draw, making them suited for IoT applications.

The products, which fall under the Quark brand, include the SE SoC for IoT, which Intel said "offers an integrated sensor hub as well as pattern matching technology to deliver real-time insights from complex sensor data at the very edge of IoT."

In addition to the new products, Intel released a new IoT platform reference architecture - a blueprint designed to help the company's partners move into the IoT space. 

And it unveiled new, free Wind River software designed to help others outside the partner ecosystem to also participate in the opportunities presented by IoT.

"From makers to commercial developers, [Wind River's] 'things to cloud' solution opens IoT device development to a wide range of individuals who want to participate in the IoT opportunity," Intel said.

"It also offers customers a path to commercialisation – from experimentation to development to full commercial deployments."

Intel will also provide a new Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP) to facilitate data analysis and insight at the edge.