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NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Developer Kit SE Offered for $199 (Promo)

Launched in 2015, NVIDIA Jetson TX1 developer kit integrates some serious processing power with a Jetson TX1 module with a 256-core Maxwell GPU, four Cortex A57 cores, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, and plenty of ports and I/Os via a mini-ITX carrier board. The only problem is that it’s quite expensive, as it was launched with an official $599 price tag, and it’s still $579 on Amazon US. The good news is that NVIDIA decided to launch a promotion for Jetson TX1 Developer Kit SE, based on the same $500+ development kit minus USB cable and camera module, and offered for just $199.

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Let’s refresh our memory with the board’s specifications:

  • Jeston TX1 module
    • NVIDIA Maxwell GPU with 256 NVIDIA CUDA Cores
    • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 MPCore Processor
    • 4 GB LPDDR4 Memory
    • 16 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash Storage
    • Connects to 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled devices
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Carrier Board
    • USB – 1x USB 3.0 Type A Safety Booklet, 1x  USB 2.0 Micro AB (supports recovery and host mode)
    • HDMI
    • M.2 Key E
    • PCIe x4
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Full size SD card slot
    • SATA data and Power
    • GPIOs, I2C, I2S, SPI
    • TTL UART with flow control
  • Power Supply – External 19V AC adapter AC Adaptor and power cord

The kit includes NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Carrier Board, an AC Adapter and power cord, antennas to connect to Wi-Fi enabled devices, 4x rubber feet, a Quick Start Guide, and a Safety Booklet. Various other optional accessories can also be added to your purchase such HDMI cable, USB camera, USB cable, and so on.

In order to qualify for the discount, you need to be part of NVIDIA Developer Program (free registration), and while the promotion is only available in the US and Canada, the company intends to offer the kit in “other geographies starting this September”.

  1. blu
    August 23rd, 2017 at 14:59 | #1

    Thank you, nintendo, for bringing economies of scale to Jetson TX1 ; )

  2. m][sko
    August 23rd, 2017 at 15:19 | #2

    @blu
    +1

  3. Philipp Blum
    August 23rd, 2017 at 21:48 | #3

    Okay, 199 Dollar is a good price tag. 500 Dollar was really expensive. Could be an interesting device for clustering if the price for the module also drops

  4. Janis Petke
    August 23rd, 2017 at 22:40 | #4

    But a fan

  5. willy
    August 23rd, 2017 at 23:18 | #5

    Well, $199 probably is reasonable for 4xA57, but since it’s a 2-years old development board, it’ll start to focus more on enthousiasts than real projects, and I think that until the price becomes only two digits, they will not sell much faster. Maybe those making use of the GPUs will think differently though.

  6. Paul M
    August 24th, 2017 at 03:45 | #6

    Given this board was announced in November 2015, it’s not exactly bleeding edge. The TX2 has been out since early this year.

    I suspect that Nvidia are just dumping old stock, and then the TX2 will drop in price. Perhaps the TX3 is imminent?

  7. Mum
    August 24th, 2017 at 14:53 | #7

    @Paul M
    “Given this board was announced in November 2015, it’s not exactly bleeding edge. The TX2 has been out since early this year.”

    Yup. Better to sell it to people at $199 than give it away at conferences. For $100 more you can have everything this board offers, plus a Nintendo Switch.

  8. August 24th, 2017 at 15:04 | #8

    @Mum
    Does the Nintendo switch expose an I/O connector with access to GPIO, I2C, I2S….?

  9. blu
    August 24th, 2017 at 18:53 | #9

    @Paul M
    One does not dump old stock ‘in other territories starting this September’.

  10. PoV
    August 30th, 2017 at 01:42 | #10

    I don’t doubt that it’s worth it at $199 (compared to other SBCs), but it’s right at the cusp of what I want to spend on a board. $99 I’d grab one in a heartbeat. $129 … I’d probably find a way to justify it.

  11. nobitakun
    August 30th, 2017 at 02:40 | #11

    @Mum
    So, you’re basically telling that for $100 more you have nothing lol…

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