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Arduino Introduces a New Low Code Platform

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Empowering Small and Medium Businesses

Arduino, a renowned open-source hardware and software platform which enables users to create interactive electronic objects, recently has launched a new low-code platform and a modular hardware system for IoT development. It aims to empower small and medium businesses by giving them the tools to develop IoT solutions so that they would not need to invest in specialized engineering resources.

Specifications of the New Hardware

The new hardware is dubbed as the Arduino Portenta H7 which consists of all the necessary things required to build an IoT hardware platform. This includes communication modules for WiFi and a crypto-authentication chip, Bluetooth Low Energy and LTE, as well as Narrowband IoT.

The hardware is powered by 32- bit Arm microcontrollers, either Cortex-M7 or M4. For designing industrial applications as well as edge processing solutions and robotics applications, these low-power modules are used. The hardware will run on Mbed’s OS and support Arduino code, as well as Python and JavaScript applications.

Helping Arduino’s Millions of Developers

“SMBs with industrial requirements require simplified development through secure development tools, software and hardware to economically realize their IoT use cases,” said Charlene Marini, the VP of strategy from Arm’s IoT Services Group. “The combination of Mbed OS with Cortex-M IP in the new Arduino Portenta family will enable Arduino’s millions of developers to securely and easily develop and deploy IoT devices from prototypes through to production,” she further added. For Beta Testers, the new H7 module is now available while its general availability is expected from February 2020.