NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin 12-core Cortex-A78E module delivers up to 200 TOPS

The upcoming NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module packs some serious processing power with a 12-core Cortex-A78AE processor, 2048 CUDA cores, and 64 Tensor cores delivering up to 200 TOPS of AI performance, or 6 times more than its predecessor, the Jetson AGX Xavier module.

Designed for robotics, autonomous machines, medical devices, the Jetson AGX Orin delivers the same performance as a GPU-enabled server, but in a much more compact 100 x 87mm form factor. The module can be operated in three power modes, namely 15W, 30W, or 50W depending on performance and power requirements, and a compact developer kit will also be made available.

Jetson AGX OrinJetson AGX Orin specifications:

  • CPU – 12-core Arm Cortex-A78AE v8.2 64-bit processor with 3MB L2 + 6MB L3 cache
  • GPU / AI accelerators
    • NVIDIA Ampere architecture with 2048 NVIDIA CUDA cores and 64 Tensor Cores @ 1 GHz
    • DL Accelerator – 2x NVDLA v2.0
    • Vision Accelerator – PVA v2.0 (Programmable Vision Accelerator)
    • AI Performance – 200 TOPS (INT8) @ 50W
  • Video Encode – 2x 4K60 | 4x 4K30 | 8x 1080p60 | 16x 1080p30 (H.265)
  • Video Decode – 1x 8K30 | 3x 4K60 | 6x 4K30 | 12x 1080p60| 24x 1080p30 (H.265)
  • System Memory – 32GB 256-bit LPDDR5 @ 204.8 GB/s
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC 5.1 flash
  • 699-pin Molex Mirror Mezz connector with
    • Storage – Single lane UFS
    • Display – 1x 8K60 multi-mode DP 1.4a (+MST), eDP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1
    • Camera
      • Up to 6x CSI Camera (16 via virtual channels)
      • 16 lanes MIPI CSI-2
      • D-PHY 1.2 (up to 40Gbps) | C-PHY 1.1 (up to 164Gbps)
    • Networking – 1x GbE, 4x 10GbE
    • PCIe – 2x PCIe x8 (or 1x  PCIe x8 + 2x PCIe x4), 1x PCIe x4, 2x PCIe x1 (PCIe Gen4, Root Port & Endpoint)
    • USB – 3x USB 3.2, 4x USB 2.0
    • Low speed IOs – 4x UART, 3x SPI, 4x I2S, 8x I2C, 2x CAN, DMIC & DSPK, GPIOs
  • Power Modes – 15W, 30W, or 50W
  • Dimensions – 100 x 87mm

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin moduleThe module will come with an integrated thermal transfer plate, is pin-to-pin compatible with Jetson AGX Xavier meaning most existing carrier boards should still work, and relies on the same NVIDIA JetPack and NVIDIA AI software tools such as the TAO toolkit. There will also be a DRIVE AGX Orin based on the same SoC and specifically designed for the automotive market.

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module and developer kit should become available in Q1 2022, but the company did not release any pricing information yet. Considering the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier devkit used to sell for $699, I’d expect a price tag over $1,000 for the Orin development kit. Details are limited at this time, but you can find additional information in the press release, and on the product page where you can also register to get notified of availability.

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