In this article, we will take a look at the technical specification of Arduino Portenta. But along with this, we will also learn about its price during its release date.
Just today, Arduino launched its new product called “Arduino Portenta” at CES 2020 show in Las Vegas. So far from what I have learnt, it is an IoT device. Which means that you can use it to connect things in your house to the internet!
But not just that! The company is also claiming that we can use Arduino Portenta even in industrial applications.
Ok, all this is fine. But why do we even need this device in the first place? To answer this question, we first need to discuss the technical details of Arduino Portenta. So let us first do that!
Arduino Portenta H7 Technical Specification
Arduino Portenta H7 Processor
The Arduino Portenta H7 is driven by the ST Microelectronics’ STM32H747XI low power processor. This processor is made up of dual ARM Cortex cores.
What OS does the Portenta H7 run?
We got to know that Portenta H7 is running on Arm’s Mbed OS! This is amazing! Being able to run an embedded operating system will mean we can make use of all the resources efficiently!
What type of connectivity does the Portenta H7 have?
Arduino mentioned that they support all the standard connectivity we can expect. So that means it has support for Bluetooth Low Energy, WiFi and LTE as well!
UPDATE On The Radio Module Of Arduino Portenta
We just got to know that the Arduino Portenta features a Murata 1DX dual WiFi 802.11 chipset. This chipset also has support for Bluetooth 5.1 BR/EDR/LE!
What GPU Type Can We Find In Arduino Portenta H7?
The technical specification of the Arduino Portenta H7 mentions that it features a Chrom-ART graphical hardware accelerator.
What does the technical specification say about Timers in Arduino Portenta H7?
Alright guys. We know that in order for us to work with any time sensitive operation we need support of timers. So how does we score here? Well luckily on the timer front, the board has a total of 22 watchdogs and general purpose timers in it. So we have all the room to take its advantages!
But what about the UART ports in Portenta H7?
Ofcourse even though we have moved towards wireless connectivity, we still need good old UART ports for many reasons. So how do we fare on this front? Well the Arduino Portenta H7 strikes back once again! It is exposing a total of 4 UART Ports. And among these 4 ports, two of the UART ports have support for flow control.
How many connectors are exposed on the Arduino Portenta H7 board?
The Arduino Portenta H7 board exposes a total of 160 pin connectors. These connectors are grouped into two 80 pin sets and will expose all the peripherals present in the Portenta H7 board.
What type of USB does Arduino Portenta H7 support?
On the USB front, Arduino Portenta H7 exposes a USB Type C connector. This USB-C connector has support for host/device, displayPort out. It can operate at high speed or full speed USB protocol configuration. The Portenta H7 USB-C also supports Power delivery.
What is the operating temperature range of Arduino Portenta H7?
Arduino Portenta H7 can operate at a temperature range lying between -40 °C to +85 °C when running without the wireless module. But with the wireless module, Portenta H7 can operate in the temperature zone of -10 °C to +55 °C.
What is the operating voltage of Arduino Portenta H7 acccording to its technical specification?
Arduino Portenta H7 works at 3.3 Volts.
What type of battery does Portenta H7 support?
The Arduino Portenta H7 runs on a Li-Po battery. This battery has an operating voltage of 3.7 Volts and a discharge rating of 7000mAh.
Does Arduino Portenta H7 support an SD Card?
Yes it does! The Portenta board has an SD card interface support. However, this SD Card interface is available only through an expansion port. So that is a bit of a bummer! 🙁
But now that we know the Arduino Portenta H7 technical specification, when will it Release?
I know I know. No matter how good the device is, we cannot take advantage of it until it gets in our hands, right? So we can understand when you are eager to know when this module is going to be released.
So from what we got to know, Arduino Portenta H7 is already made availale for beta testers. But it is going to become available for everyone by February 2020! Guys, that means we are just a month away from getting hold of it in our hands!
Now that we went through it’s technical specification, What will be the price of Arduino Portenta H7?
Cool! So now that we know we can get hold of Portenta by next month, our next question is obviously this.
How much it is going to cost?
Unfortunately at this point in time, I
could not find an answer (Look for update at the end of this article for pricing information) for this. So I will continue to look out for this information. Once I find it, I will revisit this article and update it with the latest price. But until then, I can only leave you guessing about it.
But on the other hand, if you have any idea about it, let me know in the comments below. And not just that, if you have any other information about Portenta H7 in general that I have missed here, do let me know. In this way, I can update this article in the future for others to benefit out of it.
So there you have it. I have shared all the information I had about Arduino Portenta H7 here. While for me this device is something I am eagerly looking forward to, I wish it had a better name. Somehow for me, the name Portenta H7 is becoming difficult to remember. But may be it is just me I guess.
So any case, I will end this article at this point. So see you guys again in the next article. Until then, take care! 🙂
Latest Update On Arduino Portenta Price
We just got to know that Arduino Portenta will cost USD 99.90 + Tax.
So the cost of Arduino Portenta in the US will be $100 + taxes
The cost of Arduino Portenta in the UK will be around GBP 77 + taxes
The cost of Arduino Portenta in the European countries will be around 90 + taxes Euros
And finally the cost of Arduino Portenta in India will be around Rs.7200 + taxes