At the Consumer Electronics Show 2020, Arduino has made a possibly groundbreaking announcement with the Arduino Pro IDE. This could bring the maker scene and classic industrial companies closer together.
Arduino Portenta H7 features
The Portenta H7 is equipped with an STM32H747Xi with a Cortex-M7 and a Cortex-M4. Portenta H7 has 2 megabytes of RAM and a 16 MByte NOR flash. An SD card can be connected via an adapter. The connection to a wireless network is via WiFi 802.11 b/g/n or Bluetooth 5.1. The charging electronics for a 3.7 volt LiPo battery are already integrated.
With the Arduino Portenta H7, the first model of the new Portenta family was announced. This should be tailored specifically to the needs of industrial applications, AI and robotics scenarios.
What the world says about Arduino Portenta?
Fabio Violante, CEO of Arduino, said manufacturers will be able to create modules for robotics, 3D printer and more:
Portenta H7 is directly compatible with other Arduino libraries and offers new features that will benefit hardware manufacturers, such as a DisplayPorl output, much faster ADC multi-channel and high-speed timers.
Meanwhile, Charlene Marini, vice president of strategy for Arm’s IoT Services Group commented:
SMEs with industrial requirements require simplified development through secure development tools, software and hardware to economically realize their IoT use cases.
ARM Partnership cooperation
ARM works with Arduino to provide secure, easy-to-manage and manageable devices to a wide range of programmers. Two innovations to date show the results of this partnership.
„Mbed OS Portenty is one of the concrete achievements of the partnership,” said Marini. „Another example is the Arduino SIM card, which uses Pelion connection management.”
She said companies have the ability to provide secure Internet of Things on a large scale. This is the foundation of machine learning, automation and the rapid evolution of applications that cross the physical and digital world.
Industrial use of Arduino-like solutions
One of industrial IoT devices, supporting Arduino-like technology is eModGATE from TECHBASE. Economical, ESP32-based solution can serve as an end-point in any installation or works well as a gateway, gathering data from scattered sensor mesh across the installation. For more information check Industrial IoT Shop with all the configuration options for eModGATE.