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The Portenta H7 will be ready for shipment approximately at the end of March 2020.
Program it with high-level languages and AI while performing low-latency operations on its customizable hardware.
Portenta H7 simultaneously runs high level code along with real time tasks. The design includes two processors that can run tasks in parallel. For example, is possible to execute Arduino compiled code along with MicroPython one, and have both cores to communicate with one another. The Portenta functionality is two-fold, it can either be running like any other embedded microcontroller board, or as the main processor of an embedded computer. Use the Portenta Carrier board to transform your H7 into an eNUC computer and expose all of the H7 physical interfaces.
Portenta can easily run processes created with TensorFlow™ Lite, you could have one of the cores computing a computer vision algorithm on the fly, while the other could be making low-level operations like controlling a motor, or acting as a user interface.
Use Portenta when performance is key, among other cases, we envision it to be part of:
H7's main processor is 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. Both processors share all the in-chip peripherals and can run:
Probably one of the most exciting features of the Portenta H7 is the possibility of connecting an external monitor to build your own dedicated embedded computer with a user interface. This is possible thanks to the STM32H747 processor's on-chip GPU, the Chrom-ART Accelerator™. Besides the GPU, the chip includes a dedicated JPEG encoder and decoder.
The Portenta family adds two 80 pin high density connectors at the bottom of the board. This ensures scalability for a wide range of applications by simply upgrading your Portenta board to the one suiting your needs.
The onboard wireless module allows to simultaneously manage WiFi and Bluetooth® connectivity. The WiFi interface can be operated as an Access Point, as a Station or as a dual mode simultaneous AP/STA and can handle up to 65 Mbps transfer rate. Bluetooth® interface supports Bluetooth Classic and BLE. It is also possible to expose a series of different wired interfaces like UART, SPI, Ethernet, or I2C, both through some of the MKR styled connectors, or through the new Arduino industrial 80 pin connector pair.
The board's programming connector is a USB-C port that can also be used to power the board, as a USB Hub, to connect a DisplayPort monitor, or to deliver power to OTG connected devices.
Order the default Arduino Portenta H7 (codename H7-15EUNWAD) that comes with:
If you need more memory, Portenta H7 can host up to 64 MByte of SDRAM, and 128 MByte of QSPI Flash. Order it with an external UFL connector for adding a higher-gain antenna to the board. Decide between crypo-chips from Microchip® and NXP. The board is highly customizable in volumes, ask our sales representatives for options.
The basic configurations you can consider to get the board to accommodate to your needs and budget are:
|SDRAM||external SDRAM memory||0 - None 1 - 8 MByte 2 - 16 MByte 3 - 32 MByte 4 - 64 MByte|
|FLASH||external QSPI Flash Memory||0 - None 1 - 2 MByte (NOR) 5 - 16 MByte (NOR) 8 - 128 MByte (NAND)|
|Ethernet||10/100 Ethernet PHY||0 - None E - Fitted|
|HS USB||High Speed USB PHY||0 - None U - Fitted|
|Crypto||Crypto Chip||0 - None M - ATECC608A N - SE050C2|
|Wireless||Wireless Module||0 - None W - Fitted|
|Antenna||Antenna option||0 - None A - on board ceramic antenna C - UFL connector|
|Video||Displayport output over USB-C||0 - None D - Fitted|
Check the Arduino Forum for questions about the Arduino Language, or how to make your own Projects with Arduino. Need any help with your board please get in touch with the official Arduino User Support as explained in our Contact Us page.
You can find here your board warranty information.
The Arduino Portenta H7 is based on the STM32H747 microcontroller, XI series.
|Microcontroller||STM32H747XI dual Cortex®-M7+M4 32bit low power ARM MCU (datasheet)|
|Radio module||Murata 1DX dual WiFi 802.11b/g/n 65 Mbps and Bluetooth 5.1 BR/EDR/LE (datasheet)|
|Secure Element (default)||NXP SE0502 (datasheet)|
|Board Power Supply (USB/VIN)||5V|
|Supported Battery||Li-Po Single Cell, 3.7V, 700mAh Minimum (integrated charger)|
|Circuit Operating Voltage||3.3V|
|Current Consumption||2.95 μA in Standby mode (Backup SRAM OFF, RTC/LSE ON)|
|Display Connector||MIPI DSI host & MIPI D-PHY to interface with low-pin count large display|
|GPU||Chrom-ART graphical hardware Accelerator™|
|Timers||22x timers and watchdogs|
|UART||4x ports (2 with flow control)|
|Ethernet PHY||10 / 100 Mbps (through expansion port only)|
|SD Card||Interface for SD Card connector (through expansion port only)|
|Operational Temperature||-40 °C to +85 °C|
|MKR Headers||Use any of the existing industrial MKR shields on it|
|High-density Connectors||Two 80 pin connectors will expose all of the board's peripherals to other devices|
|Camera Interface||8-bit, up to 80 MHz|
|ADC||3× ADCs with 16-bit max. resolution (up to 36 channels, up to 3.6 MSPS)|
|DAC||2× 12-bit DAC (1 MHz)|
|USB-C||Host / Device, DisplayPort out, High / Full Speed, Power delivery|
The Portenta H7 is open-source hardware! You can study how the board works using the following files:
The Portenta H7 follows the Arduino MKR form factor, but enhanced with the Portenta family 80 pin high-density connector. Learn more about the board's pinout by reading the board's pinout documentation.
Download the full pinout diagram as PDF here.
The Portenta H7 has an additional connector meant as an extension of the I2C bus. It's a small form factor 5-pin connector with 1.0 mm pitch. The mechanical details of the connector can be found in the connector's datasheet.
The I2C port, also referred to as the Eslov self-identification port within Arduino, comes with: SDA, SCL, GND, +5V, and an extra digital pin meant to send an alarm to the otherwise plain I2C devices connected to it. The pinout is shown in the following image:
If you are interested in designing your own modules for Arduino boards with this expansion port, the connector we suggest using is code: SHR-05V-S-B, also in the picture.
The Portenta H7 is a highly configurable design, it is possible to order boards with different configurations of memory, crypto chip, antenna, etc. These request will be channelled through Arduino's sales team and will require a minimum amount order. We recommend you try the default H7 configuration and if you need specific features for your solution, then contact us to discuss the terms.