Easily prototype your Portenta applications. Deploy in zero time.
Easily prototype your Portenta applications. Deploy in zero time.

Enable edge AI for high-performance industrial, building automation and robotics applications with the Portenta Max Carrier


Take your innovation capabilities to the max: boost your Portenta projects with connectivity options and plug-and-play connectors 

Arduino Portenta Max Carrier is ready to transform Portenta modules into single-board computers or reference designs for Industry 4.0. How? Thanks to dedicated high-density connectors, it can be paired with Portenta X8 or Portenta H7, allowing you to easily prototype and deploy industrial applications. This Arduino Pro carrier further augments Portenta connectivity options with LoRa®, Cat-M1 and NB-IoT. Among the many available connectors there are Ethernet, USB-A, audio jacks, microSD, mini-PCIe, FD-CAN and Serial RS232/422/485. Portenta Max Carrier can be powered via external supply (6-36 V) or battery leveraging the onboard 18650 Li-ion battery connector with 3.7 V battery charger.

Key Benefits

  • 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 microUSB (with Portenta H7 only)

Make prototyping and developing new applications easier than ever


Extend your options to connect, with a wide range of protocols and technologies


Test hardware and upgrade your existing Portenta-based systems


Easily deploy AI to your industrial, building automation and robotics solutions


Go from prototype to Pro: deploy your idea in zero time

The Portenta Max Carrier is a great reference design to develop your own custom products around the Portenta ecosystem. In addition, Arduino Pro can provide full development, production and operation support to develop solutions tailored to your business needs.

Prototyping on Portenta X8 projects

The Portenta Max Carrier is designed to assist developers with their prototypes by exposing the main peripherals of the Portenta family modules. When combined with a Portenta H7, it allows for easy debugging through the JTAG connector and for inspection of the CAN lines. 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®).

Automation for buildings, industries and smart cities

Portenta Max Carrier can combine with Portenta X8 to become a powerful, industrial Linux computer. This can be programmed to monitor and manage a wide range of data through a multi-protocol gateway – connecting to the Cloud or ERP system via Wi-Fi®, LoRa®, NB-IoT, or LTE Cat.M1 – or become the heart of a smart AGV equipped with the sensors and intelligence to optimize logistics in the factory or warehouse. In shopping malls or stations, it can provide smart digital kiosks with the computing power, memory and various features they need, from card readers to microphones. And at home or in the office it can simultaneously control HVAC systems, switch smart appliances on and off, autonomously adjust lighting and control accesses. Just add an HMI display to keep everything under control.

Are you ready for the next AI revolution?
CONNECTORS High Density connectors compatible with Portenta products; 2x USB A female connectors; 1x Gigabit Ethernet connector (RJ45); 1x FD-Can on RJ11; 1x mPCIe; 1x Serial RS232/422/485 on RJ12
AUDIO 3x audio jacks: stereo line-in/line-out, mic-in; Speaker connector
DIMENSIONS 101.60 mm x 101.60 mm (4.0 in x 4.0 in)
DEBUGGING Onboard JLink OB / Blackmagic probe
POWER/BATTERY Power Jack for external supply (6-36 V); On-board 18650 Li-ion battery connector with battery charger (3.7 V)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -40 °C to +85 °C (-40 °F to 185 °F)