Arduino continues to industrialize

Friday 8th October, 2021 - Bruce Sterling

*An interesting line of development for an outfit once devoted to education, home assembly and electronic art applications.

The Arduino Pro Portenta H7 Lite Connected hits another sweet spot for industrial-strength solutions


The newest addition to the Portenta family is the best of two worlds: powerful, cost-effective, and ready to connect.

After successfully launching the Portenta H7 and H7 Lite, Arduino PRO’s Portenta ecosystem is rapidly growing with the Portenta H7 Lite Connected, a new option targeted for specific needs in industrial contexts.

The Portenta H7 Lite Connected is designed to provide the computational power of the Portenta H7 for AI applications and low-latency control solutions, with a module that is made more cost-effective by removing the high-resolution video interface feature and one of the two secure elements. For example, with a Portenta H7 Lite Connected you can perform AI on the edge on budget-sensitive, wireless smart appliances; create small portable devices that connect BLE endpoints to the internet; interconnect a wired Fieldbus to wireless IP-based protocols – and much more.

Like the Portenta H7 Lite, launched a few weeks ago, it offers top performance with Arduino’s reliability, versatility, and always cost-effective and open-source model. The Portenta H7 Lite Connected is positioned between the full and Lite versions by integrating wireless connectivity, adding yet another option for Arduino Pro clients to build the perfect solution with the right combination of performance, power and simplicity – making projects not only smart, but cost-optimized.

The Portenta H7 Lite Connected is now available for a price of €82/US$98.40.
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Arduino is an open-source hardware, software, and content platform with a worldwide community of around 30 million active users. It has powered thousands of projects, from everyday objects to satellites and complex scientific instruments. This success has been made possible by combining a wide variety of electronic boards, easy-to-use tools, a collaborative community, and practical project examples to suit all levels.

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