reComputer Jetson mini PCs feature Jetson Nano or Xavier NX modules

recomputer jetson mini pc

Seeed Studio’s reComputer Jetson series mini PCs are built around NVIDIA Jetson Nano or Xavier NX system-on-module and designed for Edge AI applications.

Four models have been designed with the Jetson-10-1-A0 mini PC equipped with a carrier board of the same name and Jetson Nano module, while the Jetson A206 carrier board is integrated into Jetson-10-1-H0 also with Jetson Nano, as well as Jetson-20-1-H1 and Jetson-20-1-H2 based on Jetson Xavier NX with 8GB and 16GB RAM respectively.

Jetson-10-1-A0 mini PC and carrier board

Jetson 10-1-A0 mini PCSpecifications:

  • Jetson Nano SoM
    • CPU – Quad-core Arm A57 processor @ 1.43 GHz
    • GPU – Maxwell GPU with 128 CUDA cores
    • System Memory  – 4 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 25.6 GB/s
    • Storage – 16 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash
    • Video Encode – 4K @ 30 | 4x 1080p @ 30 | 9x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)
    • Video Decode – 4K @ 60 | 2x 4K @ 30 | 8x 1080p @ 30 | 18x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)
    • Dimensions – 69.6 x 45 mm
  • Jetson-10-1-A0 carrier board
    • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 port
    • Camera I/F – 2x MIPI CSI connectors
    • Networking
      • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
      • Optional wireless module
    • USB – 2x USB Type-A ports, 1x USB 3.0 Type-A port, 1x USB 2.0 Type-C port
    • Expansion
      • M.2 Key E socket for wireless module
      • 40-pin GPIO header
    • Misc – RTC header, fan header, button header
    • Power Supply – USB Type-C port
  • Dimensions – 130 x 120 x 50 mm

Jetson-10-1-A0 carrier board

If the carrier board looks familiar, it’s because the design is also identical to the carrier board found in the NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB developer kit, with the main differences being the addition of a MIPI CSI connector, an M.2 key E socket, and an RTC header. The Micro USB port for debugging has also been replaced by a USB Type-C connector, and Jetson-10-1A0 ships with a mass production module with 16GB flash, instead of a MicroSD card slot.

Jetson Nano 2GB developer kit vs Jetson 10-1-a0 carrier board

reComputer Jetson Mini PCs based on Jetson A206  carrier board

The Jetson A206 carrier board enables mini PCs with more I/Os and a higher price tag…

Jetson-10-1-H0 mini pcSpecifications:

  • System-on-module
    • Jetson-10-1-H0 – Jetson Nano SoM with 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC flash
    • Jetson-20-1-H1Jetson Xavier NX SoM with 6x NVIDIA Carmel Arm v8.2 cores, a 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU, and two NVDLA deep learning accelerators for a combination 21 TOPS of AI performance, 8GB RAM, 16GB eMMC flash
    • Jetson-20-1-H2 – Jetson Xavier NX SoM as above, but with 16GB RAM
  • Jetson A206 carrier board
    • Storage – M.2 Key M Socket for SSD
    • Video Output – HDMI and DisplayPort stacked connector
    • Camera I/F – 2x MIPI CSI connectors
    • Networking
      • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
      • Optional wireless module via M.2 Key E Socket (Jetson Xavier NX only)
    • USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports, 1x Micro USB 2.0 port (device mode, can be used for recovery)
    • Expansion
      • M.2 Key E and Key M sockets
      • 40-pin GPIO header
      • CAN header (Jetson Xavier NX only)
    • Misc – RTC + battery socket, fan header, Button header, Power LED
    • Power Supply
      • Jetson Nano – 12V/2A via DC jack
      • Jetson Xavier NX – 19V/4.74A via DC jack
      • Optional PoE
  • Dimensions – 130 x 120 x 50mm

Jetson A206 carrier board with CAN bus

Jetson M2 Key E & Key M sockets

As mentioned in the specifications, you’ll only be able to use the CAN bus and the M.2 Key E socket with a Jetson Xavier NX module, and those two interfaces will be disabled in mini PCs with a Jetson Nano module.

The illustration below compares the arrangement of the ports for the Jetson-10-1-A0 carrier board (top) and the Jetson A206 carrier board (bottom).

Jetson-10-1-A0 vs Jetson A206 ports

Software support and documentation

The Ubuntu-based NVIDIA JetPack 4.6 comes pre-installed in all reComputer Jetson mini PCs. This allows users to deploy popular DNN models and ML frameworks to the edge for tasks like real-time classification and object detection, pose estimation, semantic segmentation, and natural language processing (NLP) among others. You’ll find everything to get started on Seeed Studio wiki including three demo projects, namely “Maskcam” crowd face mask usage monitoring based on Jetson Nano, Hard Hat Detection leveraging Edge Impulse, and DashCamNet and PeopleNet with Jetson Xavier NX and multiple cameras in order to detect cards and people with the help of NVIDIA TAO framework.

Availability and Pricing

All four models can be found for pre-order on Seeed Studio:

  • $199 – reComputer Jetson-10-1-A0 available on May 31, 2022
  • $259 – reComputer Jetson-10-1-H0 scheduled for April 29, 2022
  • $599 – reComputer Jetson-20-1-H1 expected on June 13, 2022 at the latest
  • $699 – reComputer Jetson-20-1-H2 expected on June 5, 2022 at the latest

What’s confusing is that all pages show “1 on backorder”, and to me, that means the available quantity would be just one for each. Maybe that’s a mistake, and that means one batch.

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