NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX carrier board offers 5 SATA, 6 CSI camera, dual GbE, and more

Leetop has introduced two carrier boards for NVIDIA Jetson Nano or Xavier NX modules, with Leetop A205 a full-featured carrier board offering five SATA ports, six MIPI CSI camera interfaces, an M.2 Key E slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, dual HDMI output and more, as well as the more compact Leetop A203 about the size of the modules themselves and offering Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI output, USB 3.0/2.0 ports, a camera interface, and an M.2 slot for optional WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

We’ll focus on the former in this article, as it offers more features, and the smaller board provides less functionality than the NVIDIA Jetson Nano developer kit at a much higher price, although I understand it can still be useful for space-constrained applications.

Leetop A205 specifications:

  • Supported SoMs –  NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX
    Module Compatibility
  • Storage – 5x SATA ports, MicroSD card slot
  • Video Output – 2x HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
  • Camera I/F – 6x MIPI CSI camera connectors
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, 2x microphone headers, 2x speaker (1W) header
  • Networking
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
    • Optional WiFi and Bluetooth via 4-pin USB header or M.2 Key E socket
  • USB – 4x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 1x USB 2.0 Type-C OTG port
  • Expansion
    • M.2 Key E socket
    • 1x SPI, 2x I2C , 2x GPIO, 1x UART, 1x CAN
    • I/O voltage – 3.3V
  • Misc – 2x fan headers (12V/5V), 1x 5V PWM fan header, system control, power control, LED, RTC with 3V coin-cell battery (not included)
  • Power Supply – 13V to 19V DC input up to 8A via the 2-pin yellow connector (a power cable to power barrel jack is provided).
  • Dimensions – 170 x 100mm
  • Temperature Range – -25° to +80°

The board will work with the usual NVIDIA JetPack SDK and corresponding tools, and is designed for industrial automation, robotics, healthcare, computer vision, Smart City, and Smart Office applications.

The A205 carrier board ships with a 19V/4.74A (90W) power adapter, a power cord, and a power cable to connect the power adapter to the 2-pin DC connector.

Note that neither Leeptop A205 nor A203 comes with a Jetson module which needs to be purchased separately. Leetop A205 carrier board is up for pre-order for $349.00 with shipping expected on October 19, 2021, while the more compact Leetop A203 goes for $179.00 and is available now.

Leetop A203
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