New Arduino Pro Portenta C33 SBC available now from element14

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element14  announces the addition of the newly launched Arduino Pro Portenta C33 system on module (SOM) to its line card. This cost-effective, high-performance, streamlined platform provides an accelerated route to IoT automation, complete with industrial-grade quality and guaranteed security.

The Portenta C33 offers the high performance that the successful Portenta family are known for at a lower price point. This is made possible by a range of optimizations and streamlined features, which enables it to be a prime choice for developing industrial, real-time applications. The Portenta C33 features the Arm Cortex-M33 microcontroller from global leader Renesas and supports MicroPython, as well as other high-level programming languages. 

With onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, the Portenta C33 is the ideal solution for IoT gateways, remote control systems, fleet management and process tracking, while its secure element guarantees industrial-grade security at the hardware level. The Portenta C33 can also perform over-the-air firmware updates via Arduino Cloud or other third-party cloud hosting services.

The Portenta C33 offers users quick plug-and-play prototyping and provides a cost-effective solution for industrial-scale projects such as:

  • Industrial IoT gateways
  • Machine monitoring to track OEE/OPE
  • Inline quality control and assurance
  • Energy consumption monitoring
  • Appliances control systems
  • Ready-to-use IoT prototyping

Reliable, secure and with the renowned computational power inherent in the Portenta family, the Portenta C33 has been designed to provide companies of any size with the opportunity to access IoT and benefit from higher levels of efficiency and automation.

Key features include:

  • Ideal for low-cost IoT applications with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth LE connectivity
  • Supports MicroPython and other high-level programming languages
  • Offers industrial-grade security at the hardware level and secure OTA firmware updates
  • Leverages ready-to-use software libraries and Arduino sketches
  • Perfect for monitoring and displaying real-time data on Arduino IoT Cloud widget-based dashboards
  • Compatible with the Arduino Portenta and MKR families
  • Features castellated pins for automatic assembly lines

Romain Soreau, Head of Single Board Computing category at element14, said, “We are thrilled to add this exciting new product to our Arduino portfolio. Customers will be able to quickly implement Portenta C33 in industrial projects, leveraging the vast amount of Arduino software libraries available and securely perform over-the-air firmware updates using the Arduino IoT Cloud.”

Keith Jackson, Arduino Marketing, “element14’s knowledge of and access to professional developers throughout Europe and Asia, provides an ideal partner for launching this new system-on-module. It bridges the gap between prototyping and deployment at scale, and the cost-effective nature of this product unleashes a tremendous opportunity for element14’s IoT customer base. ”

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Over the years Arduino has been the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments. A worldwide community of makers – students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals – has gathered around this open-source platform. Their contributions have added to an incredible amount of accessible knowledge that can be of great help to novices and experts alike.

The new Portenta C33 from Arduino Pro is now available from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.