Rosie is a Military Grade Embedded mini PC Powered by Nvidia Tegra X1 Processor

Rosie, who also goes under the less fancy name ESG501, is a rugged embedded computer made by Connect Tech, powered by Nvidia Tegra X1 octa-core 64-bit ARM processor, compliant with MIL-STD 810g and DO-160G certifications for shock and vibrations, and IP67/IP68 ingress protection ratings for dust- and water-proofness.

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Rosie ESG501 specifications:

  • SoC – NVIDIA Tegra X1 octa core Cortex A57/A53 processor @ with  256-Core Maxwell GPU
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI Type A
  • Video Inputs – 4 x Parallel or CSI-2/MIPI camera sensor inputs via SMA connectors
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) RJ-45 ports, 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 (up to 24Mbps) with two antennas
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 Type A port
  • Serial – 1x RS-232 with Modem (TX/RX/RTS/CTS)
  • Power Supply – +9V to +36V
  • Dimensions
    • 163.6mm x 108.0mm x 96.3mm (without mounting brackets)
    • 163.6mm x 146.1mm x 99.4mm (with mounting brackets)
  • Weight – 1.43 kg
  • Temperature Range – -40°C to 85°C
  • Certifications – IP67/68, DO-160G, MIL-810

The platform is actually based on Nvidia Jetson TX1 module, and as I understand it, the company’s Astra Carrier board and custom breakout board. Most connectors look a bit unusual because of the waterproofness requirements. Such rugged embedded computer is likely to be used on boats, oil and gas drilling platforms, road and air transportation, or other industrial or military applications that require waterproofness and/or resistance to shock and vibration.

More details can be found on Connect Tech’s Rosie product page.

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5 Replies to “Rosie is a Military Grade Embedded mini PC Powered by Nvidia Tegra X1 Processor”

  1. Guaranteed that pricing will also be “military grade” — think USD thousands not hundreds.

    Remember military grade specification $200 hammers and $750 toilet seats?

  2. Sexy piece of hardware. As other commenters have pointed out, it is crazily expensive.

    As I understand it, there are tons of military products out there are still use *ancient* tech, terminals with Pentium 3’s in them, and Z80’s everywhere.

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