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$192 Nvidia Jetson TK1 Development Board with Tegra K1 Quad Core Cortex A15 SoC

Nvidia has just unveiled Jetson TK1 development kit powered by their 32-bit Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 processor with a 192-core Kepler GPU. This board targets computer-vision applications for robotics, medical, avionics, and automotive industries that can leverage the compute capabilities of the Kepler GPU.

Jetson TK1 Development Board

Jetson TK1 Development Board

Jetson TK1 devkit specifications:

  • SoC – Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC with 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU, and Kepler GPU with 192 CUDA cores (Model T124)
  • System Memory – 2 GB x16 memory with 64 bit width
  • Storage – 16 GB 4.51 eMMC memory, SATA data + power ports, full size SD/MMC slot, and 4MB SPI boot flash.
  • Video Output – HDMI port
  • Audio – ALC5639 Realtek Audio codec with Mic in and Line out
  • Connectivity – RTL8111GS Realtek GigE LAN
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 OTG port, micro AB, 1x USB 3.0 port, A
  • Debugging – RS232 serial port, JTAG
  • Expansion
    • 1x Half mini-PCIE slot
    • Expansion port with access to DP/LVDS, Touch SPI 1×4 + 1×1 CSI-2, GPIOs, UART, HSIC, I2c
  • Sensor – TMP451 temperature monitor
  • Misc – Power, reset and recovery buttons, power and network LEDs, fan header
  • Power – AMS AS3722 Power Management IC for power and sequencing.
  • Dimensions – 12.7×12.7 cm

The complete development kit includes Jetson TK1 development board (Model PM375), an AC adapter with power cord, a USB Micro-B to USB A adapter, and a Quick Start Guide.

Nvidia Jetson TK1 Development Board Block Diagram

Nvidia Jetson TK1 Development Board Block Diagram

The company provides Linux for Tegra K1, CUDA Toolkit and Accelerated Libraries (CUDA 6.0 / OpenCV4Tegra), CUDA sample code, as well as the board specifications, schematics (PDF) and mechanical design files (STP). All of which can be accessed via the board support page. The Linux kernel version is 3.10.24, and comes with support for OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenGL ES path extensions, EGL 1.4 with EGLImage media APIs, and X11 Support. Nvidia also provides support for OpenGL 4.4.

The development kit is available for pre-order for $192 via Nvidia’s developer Jetson TK1 page. Shipping is scheduled for April. The downside is that it will only ship to the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. if you live in Europe, you can preorder from Avionic Design, SECO and Zotac, in Japan, you can go through Ryoyo Electro Corporation.

Via Google+ mini PC community and Sanders.

  1. mat
    March 26th, 2014 at 13:36 | #1

    Ooohhh …. yesterday the news about linux kernel development for K1 gpu and now this….. give us vpu hardware acceleration in linux and this board will wipe the table (for products like the Odroid-XU, obviously not for cheaper ones…)

  2. davidlt
    March 26th, 2014 at 14:46 | #2

    I was hoping for 64-bit ARM. Seems that still no cheap massively available AArch64 dev board.

  3. Armer
    March 26th, 2014 at 17:18 | #3

    Do you know the maximum clock speed of A15 cores?

  4. March 26th, 2014 at 18:20 | #5

    Its a very nice board and with a good price, but what is the current state for mainline kernel ?

  5. Harley
    March 26th, 2014 at 19:02 | #6

    WOW! Wondering if Nvidia will release an Android 4.4 (KitKat) image for this?

    This DevKit could then make a perfect Smart TV set-top box and Android game console combination.

    Though it’s missing optical SP/DIF audio output which a must for legacy surround sound receivers.

    Add a couple more USB port and I think that this is what the Ouya 2 reference design should be!

  6. mat
    March 26th, 2014 at 19:41 | #7

    Just noticed half-mini pcie is another win: PM362 and such could allow to connect two more sata for raid/btrfs mirroring purposes (have to check drivers/stability before)….

  7. anonymous
    March 27th, 2014 at 14:34 | #8

    Ouya 2? Hahaha.

  8. Harley
    March 27th, 2014 at 18:16 | #9

    anonymous :
    Ouya 2? Hahaha.

    I have personally no doubt that they will release an Ouya 2 sooner or later.

    Even if they take a financial loss on Ouya 1 they will release a new version.

    This Tegra K1 SoC is as powerful as Xbox 360 and PS3, and much faster than Nintento Wii, so a Tegra K1 SoC based Ouya 2 could possibly at least compete with that generation game consoles performance-wise at lower price-range.

    The very first-generation Xbox was also a very slow start and Microsoft did make a financial loss on it, and it was not until the Xbox 360 when they built in a larger userbase and community that they actually started making money of it.

    Sure they do not have a snowballs chance in hell to compete with Sony and Microsoft for the hardcore gamer market, but that have never been Ouya’s target audience. So we will see who get the last laugh regarding this, as it is not too late for Ouya to compete in the casual gamer market.

  9. anonymous
    March 28th, 2014 at 13:15 | #10

    Given the type of things Ouya have been saying recently, e.g. “Ouya Everywhere”, I would be surprised if there is a Ouya 2. Their recent dealings with Mad Catz are particularly interesting when it comes to potential next-gen hardware. Could a buyout be a possibility?

  10. Jibril
    May 4th, 2014 at 06:15 | #11

    why Pre-Order (without delivery) is 192$ for USA and 199€ for Europe ??

  11. June 17th, 2014 at 05:33 | #12

    I got this Jetson tk1 a week ago and most things work out of the box with the Ubuntu 14.04 rootfs.
    I currently do not know an other ARM based board with this performance.

  12. December 6th, 2014 at 03:59 | #13
  13. December 13th, 2014 at 22:17 | #14

    New custom kernel from Korneliusz Jarzębski for the Jetson TK1 is is ready:

  14. January 12th, 2015 at 11:35 | #15

    I’ve only found out there’s also an Nvidia Jetson Pro development kit -> http://www.nvidia.com/object/jetson-automotive-development-platform.html
    But only shipping to approved developers, Tier 1 suppliers, and automakers

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