Boards/Backplanes

Portenta H7 Lite cuts AI application costs

15th September 2021
Mick Elliott

Arduino PRO’s investment in the diversification of its Portenta range has continued with with the new Portenta H7 Lite board.

Last year, as part of its ongoing efforts to become an ideal partner for companies in the Industry 4.0 revolution, Arduino launched the Portenta H7.

This is an industry-grade board that delivers a huge amount of computational power because it simultaneously runs high-level code along with real-time tasks, thanks to the dual-core STM32H747 including a Cortex M7 running at 480 MHz and a Cortex M4 running at 240 MHz.

The two cores communicate via a Remote Procedure Call mechanism that allows calling functions on the other processor seamlessly.

An additional version of the board is now available, designed for developers who want to leverage the computational power of the Portenta H7, without the need for video output, additional security features or connectivity.  

The Portenta H7 Lite is a “light” and more targeted solution for AI applications and low-latency control projects, and the perfect fit for crowded radio environments or situations where connectivity is not necessary.

It is ideal for robotics controller systems and other machine operations that don’t require a high-resolution video interface, as it lacks the Portenta H7’s specific output feature.

Furthermore, compared to the full version, the new board includes one secure element rather than two.  

Like the entire Portenta family, the new board offers top performance with Arduino’s reliability, versatility, and always cost-effective and open-source model. From high-end industrial machinery to laboratory equipment and mission-critical devices, maximise the performance and power balance of your smart solutions with Portenta H7 Lite. 

The Portenta H7 Lite is now available for €60/US$72.

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