At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Arduino announced Tuesday a new low-code Internet of Things application development platform. It also launched the Arduino Portenta H7 low-power board, a new family of Portenta chips for a variety of hardware applications.
Arduino has accomplished popularity as a go-to developer of a platform for connecting IoT products to innovate. Its open source microcontroller platform simplifies the creation of modular hardware to power smart and connected everyday objects.
The combination of a low-code application development platform with modular hardware allows users to design, construct, measure and explore different prototypes within a single day.
This process allows businesses to avoid expensive consultations and lengthy integration programs.
Arduino's offerings draw on Arduino's tremendous work and its performance in producing microcontrollers and other devices, said Charles King, Pund-IT's principal analyst.
Arduino chose a good time and place to announce it, he said, given the amount of buzz IoT created at CES.
"By simplifying the development of applications and hardware products, Arduino should provide tangible advantages for IoT-focused customers," King told LinuxInsider.
The solution developed by Arduino is based on Arm Pelion technology. It gives users simplicity of integration with a service that is scalable, secure, and professionally supported.
The production-ready IoT hardware from Arduino and the Portenta modules are "very disruptive," Arduino CEO Fabio Violante stated.
"We've even seen numerous businesses transform from traditional' one-off' sales to subscription-based service models among the millions of Arduino customers, creating new IoT-based revenue streams with Arduino as the enabler," he said.
A big benefit is also the availability of a large group of developers with Arduino skills. It gives them confidence to invest in the technology given by Arduino, Violante added.
Arduino Portenta H7 is a full toolkit designed to build IoT hardware platforms. The new Arduino Portenta family is designed for demanding industrial, AI edge processing and robotics applications. It features a new design to support specialized peripherals while opening high-density interconnections.
The Arduino Portenta H7 is the very first module in this family. It has a 32-bit dual-core processor consisting of Arm Cortex-M7 and Cortex-M4 cores running at 480MHz and 240MHz, with components of industrial temperature range (-40 to 85 ° C) respectively. The modules target applications requiring considerable computing power but with tight power constraints.
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