Arduino Portenta Technical Specification & Price

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.

The first ARM core present in it is a Cortex-M7 running at 480 MHz. On the other hand, the second ARM core is made up of Cortex-M4 and running at 240 MHz. So with these two cores together, this ARM processor is able to run Arduino code, Python and Javascript code as well!

Now this is very interesting! Since it can run Javascript, many of the web developers will be able to work on it!

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!

Arduino Portenta H7 with Technical Specification and release date
Arduino Portenta H7 IoT Module

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


2020 Calendar With Indian Holidays PDF Free Download

In this article, we will take look at the year 2020. We will go through the calendar of 2020 to list all the Indian bank holidays found in it. And then, we will list all the Indian festivals found in the 2020 Calendar.

2020 Calendar With Indian Holidays
2020 Calendar With Indian Holidays

So to list all the holidays in the 2020 calendar, we will go through it step by step. We will look into each month of the 2020 calendar year and list all the Indian holidays found in it. So let us start with the first month of the year and go from there. Download 2020 Indian Holday calendar from here.

Indian Holidays Found In The Month Of January Of The 2020 Calendar

So here is the list of holidays we find in the month of January, 2020:

1 January, 2020WednesdayNew Year
14 January, 2020TuesdayLohri
15 January, 2020WednesdayPongal, Makara Sankranthi
23 January, 2020ThursdaySubhash Chandra Bose Jayanthi
26 January, 2020SundayRepublic Day
29 January, 2020WednesdayBasant Panchami, Saraswati Pooja

Alright! What do we have here? What we are seeing above is a list of 6 Indian holidays. These are the total number of holidays present in the month of January of the year 2020. Cool! So let us go through each one of them to know what they are.

January 1, 2020 – New year

This is the first holiday of the year. Since New year begins on the very first day of a year, it is celebrated on 1st Jan, 2020.

January 14, 2020 – Lohri

Following the New year, we get our next holiday on the 14th of Jan 2020. Because this is the day we celebrate the festival of Lohri. But what is Lohri you wonder? Well, it is a festival celebrated in the Northern parts of India, particularly in and around the state of Punjab.

January 15, 2020 – Makara Sankranti, Pongal

While the North of India celebrates Lohri, the South of India celebrates it as Pongal or Makara Sankranti just a day later. So, Pongal or Makara Sankranti is celebrated in the south of India on Jan 15, 2020.

January 23, 2020 – Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti

Soon after, that is about a week from Sankranti we come across another holiday. However, this time it is not a festival but a bank holiday. It is the day Subash Chandra Bose, the famous freedom fighter was born. So 23rd of Jan 2020 is celebrated as Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti all over India.

January 26, 2020 – Republic Day

Now, as we spend another 3 days, we have another National holiday. It is the celebration of India’s Republic day. So it is celebrated on 26th of January 2020. While the Republic day was supposed to be a holiday, we might not be getting one in this year. This is because the Republic day in 2020 will fall on a Sunday.

January 29, 2020 – Basant Panchami

Finally, we come across our last holiday for the month of Jan 2020. It happens on 29th Jan 2020. It is the day we celebrate Basant Since we also perform Saraswati pooja on this day, we often call it Saraswati Pooja day as well.

So now that we have seen the calendar of January 2020, let us move on to see how the next month’s calendar looks like.

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List Of Indian Holidays For The Month Of February 2020

So far, we had listed out all the holidays we have for the month of Jan 2020. In this section, we will list all the holidays we have for the month of February 2020.

Interestingly, we only have one holiday in the month of February 2020. So we will list just that.

21 February 2020FridayMaha Shivaratri

Alright, we can see that we have one festival in the month of February 2020. This festival is called Maha Shivaratri and it is celebrated on 21st Feb 2020. Since it is falling on a Friday, it will give many of them a long weekend to look out for! So have fun and plan well!

So now that we have looked into Feb 2020, let us move on to the next month of the year 2020. Download February 2020 Calendar with Indian holidays in PDF Format.

List Of Indian Holidays For The Month Of March 2020

So what does March of 2020 holds for us? Since we did not see many holidays in Feb 2020, can we expect more holidays in March at least? Well, take a look at it for yourself!

9 March 2020MondayHoli Ka Dahan
10 March 2020TuesdayHoli
25 March 2020WednesdayChaitra Navratri

So, what do we see? We can see that there are a total of 3 Indian holidays listed for the month of March 2020. Since Holi is usually celebrated for 2 days, we have Holi ka dahan and the actual holi celebrated on the 9th and 10th of March 2020. Again, these two are falling on Monday and Tuesday, so you are once again getting a long weekend. So as always, plan accordingly and plan well!

But right after this, we also have another festival “Chaitra Navratri” being celebrated on 25th March of 2020. Since this happens to be on a Wednesday, you are getting a nice mid week break here. So cheers on that!

So now that the first quarter of the year 2020 is over, we have already seen quite a number of holidays! But this is not all of it. We still have 3 more quarters to go so we have many more holidays to come! So let us continue looking into the next month and see what is in store for us there!

Download March 2020 Calendar with Indian holidays in PDF Format

Indian Holidays Found In The Month Of April Of The 2020 Calendar

So this is the beginning of a new financial year. Then what does April 2020 hold for us in terms of holidays? Let us check it out!

2 April 2020ThursdayRam Navami
3 April 2020FridayChaitra Navaratri Parana
8 April 2020WednesdayHanuman Jayanti
13 April 2020MondayBaisaki
14 April 2020TuesdayAmbedkar Jayanti
26 April 2020SundayAkshaya Thritheeya

Alright, we have a huge list of holidays in April 2020. So on 2nd of April 2020, we are going to celebrate Sri Ram Navami. So this is going to fall on a Thursday. The next few holidays are not exactly holidays for everyone. If you are working in a private company like in an IT company, you might not be getting all these holidays. However, if you are a bank employee, most of these holidays will still be applicable to you. So there is that!

So now that we have seen the holidays and festivals for the month of April, let us move onto the next month.

But there is a catch here. Since there are no holidays in the month of June, we will need to skip the holiday list for the month of June 2020!

However, we do have few holidays in the month of July 2020. So let us list it out instead. What say?

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List Of Indian Holidays For The Month Of July 2020

1 July 2020WednesdayAshada Ekadashi
5 July 2020SundayGuru Poornima
23 July 2020ThursdayHariyal Teej
25 July 2020SaturdayNaga Panchami

So from the above table, we can see that we have 4 holidays in the month of July 2020. However, most of these are again only bank holidays. So if you are working for a private company, this might not be valid for you.

From the above list, we can see that events like Ekadashi, Guru Poornima and Naga Panchami all fall in this month of July 2020.

With that being said, let us move ahead into our next month of August 2020.

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List Of Indian Holidays For The Month Of August 2020

So in the month of August 2020, we can find the following holidays:

2 August 2020MondayRaksha Bandhan
12 August 2020WednesdayShri Krishna Janmastami
15 August 2020SaturdayIndependence Day
21 August 2020FridayHartalka Teej
22 August 2020SaturdayGanesha Chaturthi
31 August 2020MondayThiru Onam

So when we look at the table above, we can see many important festivals happening in August. But we also have our Independence day right in the middle of the month. However, the Indepdence day in 2020 will happen on a Saturday, so if you are a private employee, you lost another holiday here again!

But other than that, the important festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Shri Krishna Janmastami & Ganesha Chaturthi are all on the weekdays. Along with this, we also have Thiru Onam, the festival for Keralites happening in this month!

So all in all, August of 2020 is a month of important festivals for people across India.

With this, let us move onto our next set of months of the year 2020. However again, we do not have any holidays in the month of September 2020. So, let us skip it and go to October of 2020.

Download August 2020 Calendar with Indian holidays in PDF Format

List Of Indian Holidays For The Month Of October 2020

Since we have skipped September 2020, we have now entered the last quarter of the year 2020. Therefore, we are almost coming to an end of the year. But even then, many important holidays and festivals are still coming up. So here is the list of holidays for October 2020:

2 October 2020FridayGandhi Jayanti
17 October 2020SaturdayNavratri
24 October 2020SaturdayDurga Pooja
25 October 2020SundayDussehra

So the most important festival we can see from the above list is that of Dussehra. Interestingly, it is again falling over a weekend. However, dont get dissapointed by this. Because you are still getting a long weekend in the beginning of the month when we celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd. Since It falls on a Friday you have a long weekend available for you here!

With that, let us move on to the next month of the year – November 2020

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List Of Indian Holidays For The Month Of November 2020

Since we are almost reaching the end of the year, you know your favorite festival Diwali is bound to be here. Sure enough, it is indeed. So here are the list of holidays you will find in the month of November 2020.

4 November 2020WednesdayKarva Chauth
13 November 2020FridayDhanteras
14 November 2020SaturdayNaraka Chaturdasi Diwali
15 November 2020SundayGovardhan Pooja
16 November 2020MondayBhai Dhooj
20 November 2020FridayChath Pooja

So as you can see from the above list, Deepavali in 2020 will again fall on saturday. Therefore, you wont be getting any additional holidays over here. So, keep that in mind while planning your Diwali vacations!

Finally, let us move onto the last month of the year, December 2020 and see what holidays we have here!

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List Of Indian Holidays For The Month Of December 2020

So, we have finally come the end of the calendar year 2020. We are now in the month of December 2020. As it is the last month of the year, you know that there is only one holiday in this month. So here is its details:

25 December 2020FridayChristmas

Alright! So this is it. The last holiday of the calendar year of 2020. It;s the Christmas. But to our luck, the Christmas in 2020 is falling on a Friday. So, here again you are getting a long weekend. So plan accordingly and make the most of it!

Download December 2020 Calendar with Indian holidays in PDF Format

With that, we have come the end of this article. If you would like to download our 2020 calendar with Indian Holidays, click the below button to download it in PDF format for free.