Industrial-grade, secure SOM with outstanding computational density
Industrial-grade, secure SOM with outstanding computational density

Leverage the Arduino environment to carry out real-time tasks while Linux takes care of high-performance processing

PORTENTA X8

Unleash the power of 9 cores within a compact form factor. Deploy AI algorithms and ML on the edge

The groundbreaking Portenta X8 is a powerful, industrial-grade System On Module (SOM) with Linux OS preloaded onboard, making it a plug-and-play solution capable of running device-independent software thanks to its modular container architecture. Onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity allows you to carry out OS/application updates remotely, always keeping the Linux kernel environment at top performance levels.

The X8’s hybrid combination of microprocessor and microcontroller offers unprecedented flexibility to simultaneously and securely run Linux apps and perform real-time tasks.


Overall, this powerful SOM features a total of 9 cores within a compact form factor of 66.04 x 25.40 mm. It has an NXP® i.MX 8M Mini Cortex®-A53 quad-core up to 1.8GHz per core and 1x Cortex®-M4 up to 400MHz, plus an STMicroelectronics STM32H747 dual-core Cortex®-M7 up to 480Mhz + M4 32-bit Arm® MCU up to 240Mhz.

Key benefits:

  • Two industrial products in one, combining Arduino and Linux ecosystems
  • Outstanding computational density in a compact form factor
  • Real-time I/O and Fieldbus/control on a dedicated core
  • Deploy powerful AI algorithms on the edge
  • Secure OS/applications updates over the air
  • Industrial-grade security at the hardware level
STATE-OF-THE-ART SECURITY

Ready for the advent of secure Edge transformation

Portenta X8 continues Arduino’s history of innovation, using the cloud-based DevOps platform from Foundries.io to reinvent the way embedded Linux solutions are built, tested, deployed and maintained. The X8 includes the customizable open source Linux microPlatform OS, built using best industry practices for end-to-end security, incremental OTA updates and fleet management.

In addition, Portenta X8 achieved PSA Certification and includes the NXP SE050C2 hardware security element to provide key generation, accelerated crypto operations and secure storage. X8 also achieved Arm SystemReady certification and integrated Parsec services, making it one of the first Cassini Products or Cloud Native Edge devices available to developers in the market. Enabling the migration of cloud-native workloads from the Cloud to the edge, the X8 contributes to a cloud-native developer experience across Arm’s diverse and secure IoT ecosystem.

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THE BEST OF TWO APPROACHES

Linux's flexibility of usage combined Arduino's real-time applications

MODULAR CONTAINER ARCHITECTURE

Device-independent software running within a controlled environment

END-TO-END SECURITY OVER TIME

Best industry practices for incremental over-the-air OS/applications updates

PLUG-AND-PLAY INDUSTRIAL IOT

Portenta X8 comes with Linux OS (Yocto) distribution already preloaded onboard

Pro Plan Factory Bundle
ARDUINO CLOUD FOR PROFESSIONALS
Pro Plan Factory Bundle

Enhance your Portenta X8 capabilities, subscribe to the Arduino Pro Cloud:

  • Securely maintain Linux distribution
  • Get individual provisioning keys for each device
  • Secure OTA update to target Portenta X8 devices/fleets
  • Deploy and update applications packaged into containers:
  • Pre-installed Python container
  • Other Arduino customised containers (coming soon)
  • Custom containers
APPLICATION EXAMPLES

Expand the horizon of Industry 4.0, smart city and smart agriculture solutions

Portenta X8 enables IT professionals, system integrators and consulting firms to build and boost a wide variety of solutions for industrial contexts, but also lends itself to building automation and smart agriculture applications. It can be at the heart of real-time, high-performance image processing on the edge, Linux-based, multi-protocol gateway, interactive, secure smart kiosks and industrial equipment with Industry 4.0 capabilities.

For example, Portenta X8 can combine with a carrier board and turn into a powerful industrial computer to control equipment, collect/process data and act as a multi-protocol gateway sending information to the Arduino Cloud (or third-party services) or the company's ERP system. It can also enable AGVs (Automated Guided Vechicles) to interface with cameras, lidars, motor wheels, batteries and so on – so they can evaluate the most efficient trajectories to complete tasks around the factory, improving overall material flow. Portenta X8 can interact with environmental smart sensors to implement behavioral analytics that recognize and even prevent collisions, person-down incidents, and intrusions.

Adding an HMI touchscreen, it allows users to implement smart dashboards to control systems or applications remotely, collecting analytics on consumption and other relevant insights. Smart tractors can integrate a Portenta X8-based navigation system that can map crop fields and adjust the trajectory to avoid duplicated fertigation, and gather data to improve efficiency in the future.

Combined with a carrier such as Portenta Breakout or Portenta Max Carrier, it opens up even more opportunities for innovation.


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PORTENTA X8 TECH SPECS
PROCESSOR NXP® i.MX 8M Mini - 4x ARM® Cortex® -A53 core up to 1.8GHz, 1x ARM Cortex -M4 core up to 400 MHz
MICROCONTROLLER STMicroelectronics STM32H747AII6 Dual ARM® Cortex® M7/M4 IC - 1x ARM Cortex -M7 core up to 480 MHz 1x ARM Cortex -M4 core up to 240 MHz
EXTERNAL MEMORY 2 GByte Low Power DDR4 DRAM; 16 GByte eMMC
USB-C USB-C High Speed; Host and Device operation; Power Delivery support
CONNECTIVITY 1Gbit Ethernet interface (PHY); Wi-Fi; Bluetooth® Low Energy
SECURITY NXP® SE050C2 Crypto on a separate secure bus
DIMENSIONS 66,04 mm x 25,40 mm
CERTIFICATIONS PSA from ARM®; Arm® SystemReady IR (multiple distributions)
INTERFACES CAN; PCIe; SAI; MIPI; DSI; SPI; I2S; I2C; UART; PDM
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -40° C to +85° C (-22° F to 185°F)