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Arduino Protetna X8 - Arduino's 1st Linux Board

Arduino has released its first Linux board! It combines an STM32 Microcontroller & an NXP Processor into a single board! Lets look at its features.

1. SoC – NXP i.MX 8M Mini Cortex-A53 quad-core up to 1.8 GHz,1x Cortex-M4 real-time core up to 400MHz.

2. Microcontroller – STM32H747AII6 Cortex-M7 480 MHz + M4 240 MHz MCU

3. System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4

4. Storage – 16GB eMMC flash

5. Connectivity -

Gigabit Ethernet

802.11 b/g/n WiFi 4 & Bluetooth 4.1

6. Power – 5V via USB-C port

7. Supports DisplayPort over USB-C

8. I/Os – 2x 80 pins with CAN, PCIe, SAI, MIPI, DSI, SPI, I2S, I2C, UART, PDM

9. Security – NXP SE0502 secure element, PSA from ARM

10. Price - 239$

The price may be a deal breaker though.

The NXP processor can run a Yocto-based Linux distribution and FreeRTOS, while the STM32H7 microcontroller is still programmable with the Arduino IDE or Arduino Cloud.

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