AAEON Compact Fanless Embedded Box PC Features NVIDIA Jetson Xavier-NX or Nano SoM

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier-NX module was officially launched about a week ago, and at the time we noted several carrier boards and mini PCs were launched or announced from companies like D3 Engineering, Diamond Systems, and Connect Tech.

We should expect many new Jetson Xavier-NX embedded mini PC announcements over the next few weeks and months, and AAEON has now announced two new similar compact fanless embedded box PCs namely Boxer-8221AI and BOXER-8251AI with the same designed but powered by respectively Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier-NX modules.

AAEON fanless Jetson Xavier-NX Embedded Box PCBoth models should share the same specifications except for the module:

  • SoM
    • Boxer-8221AINVIDIA Jetson Nano with quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 processor @ 1.43 GHz, 128-core Maxwell GPU, 4GB LPDDR4,  16GB eMMC flash
    • Boxer-8251AINVIDIA Jetson Xavier-NX with 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM v8.2 64-bit CPU, a 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU with 48 Tensor Cores, 2x NVDLA deep learning accelerators (up to 21 TOPS at 15 Watts), 8 GB  LPDDR4x, 16 GB eMMC 5.1 flash
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port
    • Optional WiFi & Bluetooth via  M.2 E-Key 2230 socket + two antenna connectors
  • USB – 4x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports; 1x Micro USB port for flashing for OS
  • Serial – 2x RS-232 DB9 connectors
  • Misc -Power LED, recovery pinhole
  • Power Supply – 10V~24V DC via 2-pin terminal block
  • Dimensions – 88 x 75 x 39mm
  • Weight – 400 grams

AAEON Credit Card sized Embedded PCThe embedded box computer slightly bigger than a credit card, and packs a lot of processing power in such a small factor. The company does not directly rely on the Linux image provided by NVIDIA, but instead AAEON ACLinux 4.9 based on Ubuntu 18.04, that’s probably a just variant of NVIDIA’s Ubuntu image.

AAEON Boxer-8221AI fanless embedded box PC is already for sale for $365.00, and more details can be found on the product page.

Via LinuxGizmos

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David Sutherland
David Sutherland
2 years ago

Great looking case… only thing needed is an outdoor weatherproofed model and the fun would begin. 🙂

Frank Earl
Frank Earl
6 months ago

Could begin if you put it into a larger NEMA enclosure.

It’s a rather nifty case like you said. If it wasn’t that it’d be so pricey compared to one of the B02 dev kits, it’d be epic. Right now, the parts are…somewhat hard to lay hands on unless you’ve got a company and a channel partner (Mouser, DigiKey, etc.) that you have an account with and buying 10+ of the things.

Frank Earl
Frank Earl
6 months ago

It could also be a Yocto derived image since meta-tegra works for these targets (I’m making my own pass at builds shortly for my Day Job to see what the boosts are going to be for our own imaging applications). That’s an it-depends item that would require someone to plunk down the change for their configuration there.

Frank Earl
Frank Earl
6 months ago

Now, for the annoying thing if you’re going to be playing in the Xavier NX space. Much of the stock heat sinks do not sport the same connector for the PWM fan on the sink- to make it work, you will need to do some surgery to get it to the larger connector type. You will need to do that with anything that’s not got the smaller connector. Had to do that to get my NX to go onto the compatible B02 Nano carrier. X-D

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