Arduino is a firm that makes open hardware development boards that are utilised by millions of developers all over the world. It will leverage FoundriesFactory in its enterprise solution to help customers with industrial IoT and edge device development and deployment, cost reduction, and revenue acceleration.
“A few years ago, with the legendary Yún, Arduino invented a new category of products by combining microcontrollers and microprocessors on a single hardware platform. Now, we are taking this experience to the next level by providing enterprises the same flexibility, with performance on steroids thanks to the Portenta X8 (4x Cortex-A53, Cortex-M7 and 2x M4),” said Fabio Violante, CEO at Arduino.
In the next five years, the IoT market will more than quadruple, and the market for edge devices will nearly triple, with increased growth forecast in industrial IoT, EV infrastructure, and robotics. The security of these devices, as well as the cost of constructing and maintaining Linux to support them, are among the hurdles that organisations have in realising this growth and innovation.
FoundriesFactory solves these problems by providing a cloud-based DevOps solution for developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining these devices. It contains a purpose-built, configurable Linux microPlatform OS with best-in-class security and incremental Over The Air (OTA) updates. Developers can create with more freedom and convenience, while businesses can cut expenses and shorten the time it takes to generate money.
“This is a powerful alignment that will result in tangible advances for embedded developers and enterprises across a variety of vertical industries,” said Jeff Steinheider, Vice President & General Manager Industrial Edge Processing Product Line, NXP Semiconductors. “Built using the NXP i.MX 8M Mini applications processor as the first Arm Cortex-A core in the Arduino Pro ecosystem, this is the kind of strategic partnership that signals a new way of doing things is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
A FoundriesFactory for the Portenta X8 hardware platform will be available to users. Users will be able to connect Arduino Portenta X8-based products to the cloud right away and begin developing container-based applications using FoundriesFactory’s device management and DevOps features.