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Industry automation? There’s an app for that! With FLECS and Portenta X8

Arduino TeamSeptember 22nd, 2023

FLECS and Arduino Pro are partnering to make Industry 4.0 easier for you. FLECS is the easy-to-configure and open-source platform that allows industrial users to work with automation solutions dedicated to their machinery just as easily as we all handle the apps on our phone: install, manage and configure via web interface, and let the system keep track of versions and ensure updates.

All you need is a Portenta X8 – our powerful, industrial-grade SOM with Linux OS preloaded onboard: connect it to your computer via USB, install FLECS for free (with, literally, one line of code), and access the FLECS UI to pick the right solution for production control, communication, SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), data analysis, fleet management and more.

Deploying Linux applications has never been more straightforward: we could say it’s as easy as 1-2-3 – except there are actually only 2 steps to the whole process.

“We are excited to offer the huge Arduino user community immediate access to our automation applications, so anyone can build and boost a wide variety of solutions for industrial contexts. It’s all made possible by Portenta X8, a groundbreaking product bringing Linux into the Arduino ecosystem.”

– Patric Scholz, Managing Director at FLECS

Indeed, while on one side you can now leverage all FLECS solutions in a few commands and clicks, on the other you will be working with one of Arduino Pro’s highest-performance modules: Portenta X8 is basically two industrial products in one, with the power of no less than 9 cores (an NXP i.MX 8M Mini Arm® Cortex®-A53 quad-core, up to 1.8GHz per core + 1x Cortex-M4 up to 400MHz, plus the STMicroelectronics STM32H747 dual-core Cortex-M7 up to 480MHz +M4 32-bit MCU up to 240MHz). And of course, the “superpower” of all Arduino products: being part of a comprehensive ecosystem of open-source hardware, software solutions, Cloud services and amazing community-based support.

To find out more, explore Portenta X8’s features or go directly to the Portenta X8 powered by FLECS page.