Arduino, the open source platform on January 7, 2020, revealed the release of a new low-code platform and modular hardware system for IoT development. The basic idea behind it is to offer small and mid-size businesses the necessary tools to develop IoT solutions and eliminate the need for spending in specialized engineering resources.

The new-found H7 module is ready for beta testers, with general availability scheduled for February 2020.

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Arduino’s new hardware, called the Arduino Portenta H7, contains everything necessary to kickstart developing an IoT hardware platform. It also includes a crypto-authentication chip and communications modules, especially for Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Narrowband IoT.

Driven by 32-bit Arm microcontrollers, either M4 or Cortex-M7, these low-power modules are used for designing edge processing solutions, robotics applications, and industrial applications.

The platform basically will process Arm’s Mbed OS and support Arduino code along with Python and JavaScript applications.

Charlene Marini, the VP of strategy for Arm’s IoT Services Group, said, “SMBs with industrial requirements require simplified development through secure development tools, software and hardware to economically realize their IoT use cases.” He added, “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.”