Arduino’s Portenta HAT Carrier Now Supports Driving Raspberry Pi Modules

Arduino’s Portenta HAT Carrier Now Supports Driving Raspberry Pi Modules

Arduino’s new Portenta HAT Carrier is designed to connect the Portenta X8 board to Raspberry Pi HAT add-ons, expanding its capabilities.

Launched last year, the board is equipped with an NXP i.MX 8M Mini Arm Cortex-A53 quad-core processor runs a Linux distribution compliant with Arm SystemReady IR standards, using Yocto. It also features an STM32H7 microcontroller for seamless Arduino programming and integration with Arduino Cloud. To enhance its utility in prototyping and designing products like IoT gateways, the company has introduced the Portenta HAT Carrier. This addition lets you connect most Raspberry Pi hats to the Arduino ecosystem.

Portenta Hat Carrier specifications:

  • Compatible with Portenta X8 and future models.
  • MicroSD slot for storage.
  • MIPI CSI camera connector; Raspberry Pi camera compatibility not confirmed.
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 and USB Type-A ports.
  • Expansion headers: 40-pin (Raspberry Pi HAT compatible) and 16-pin (various I/O pins).
  • JTAG connector for debugging.
  • CAN FD, PWM fan connector.
  • Power options: 5V via USB-C or 40-pin header, 7-32V DC input.
  • Size: 85 x 56 mm.
  • Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C.

The Arduino Portenta HAT Carrier board costs $45, and adding the Portenta X8 increases the price to $284. More details are available on the product’s page.

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