Max Carrier transforms Portenta modules into single-board computers or reference designs that enable edge AI for high-performance industrial, building automation and robotics applications.
Thanks to dedicated high-density connectors, it can be paired with Portenta X8 or H7, allowing you to easily prototype and deploy your industrial projects.
This Arduino Pro carrier further augments Portenta connectivity options with Fieldbus, LoRa®, Cat-M1 and NB-IoT.
Among the many available plug-and-play connectors there are Ethernet, USB-A, audio jacks, microSD, mini-PCIe, FD-CAN and Serial RS232/422/485.
Max Carrier can be powered via external supply (6-36V) or battery via the onboard 18650 Li-ion battery connector with 3.7V battery charger.
Key benefits include:
- Easily prototype industrial applications and minimize time to market
- A powerful carrier exposing Portenta peripherals (e.g. CAN, RS232/422/485, USB, mPCIe)
- Multiple connectivity options (Ethernet, LoRa®, CAT-M1, NB-IoT)
- MicroSD for data logging operations
- Integrated audio jacks (line-in, line-out, mic-in)
- Standalone when battery powered
- Onboard JTAG debugger via micro-USB (with Portenta H7 only)
Prototyping on Portenta projects
The Arduino Portenta Max Carrier is designed to assist developers with their prototypes by exposing the main peripherals of the high-density connectors of the Portenta family boards (H7 and X8). It allows for easy debugging through the JTAG connector and for inspection of the CAN lines through the pins. At the same time, it is the right tool to test Ethernet connectivity as well as to extend connectivity options (CAT-M1, NB-IoT and LoRa®).
Develop your own Industry 4.0 platform
Combine industrial strength and ease of use with Arduino Pro’s Portenta Max Carrier – designed to give you everything you need to implement edge computing in your smart factory or warehouse with simple plug-and-play features. Optimize your manufacturing process and material flows, control machinery remotely and even prevent failures with preventive maintenance: Max Carrier takes your innovation capabilities to the max.
Arduino Iot Cloud
Integrating with Arduino’s IoT Cloud is a simple and fast way to ensure secure communication for all of your connected Things.
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*Portenta X8 is not included in the product: Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only.