Aetina unveils NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX edge embedded systems

Aetina has recently announced several embedded systems based on NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX and Orin Nano which they showcased at CES 2023. We’ll specifically have a look at the AIE-KO21/31 and AIE-KN31/41 edge devices designed for mainstream and entry-level edge AI computing.

NVIDIA introduced the NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX SO-DIMM modules in March 2022 and followed up with the lower-cost pin-compatible Jetson Orin Nano modules in September with mass production scheduled for Q4 2022 and Q1 2023 respectively. Last week, we covered the first NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX edge AI computer we had seen, namely Seeed Studio reComputer J4012, but it turns out Aetina also announced their own Jetson Orin NX/Orin Nano industrial embedded computers around the same time.

Aetina AIE-KO21/31 AIE-KN31/41

Aetina AIE-KO21, AIE-KO31, AIE-KN31, and AIE-KN41 specifications:

  • System-on-module
    • AIE-KO21 – NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano 4GB with up to 20 TOPS of AI performance
    • AIE-KO31 – NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano 8GB with up to 40 TOPS of AI performance
    • AIE-KN31 – NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 8GB with up to 70 TOPS of AI performance
    • AIE-KN41 – NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 16GB with up to 100 TOPS of AI performance
  • Storage – 128GB M.2 2242 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Display – 1x HDMI Type A port
  • Audio – Line-out/Line-in/Mic (optional with Daughter Board)
  • Networking
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
    • Optional WiFi and Bluetooth via M.2 module (See Expansion) plus two external antennas
  • USB – 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port, 1x USB Type-C (OTG) port
  • Serial – RS232 DB9 connector, CAN Bus DB9 connector (isolated)
  • Expansion
    • 1x M.2 E-Key 2230 (PCIe/USB2) socket for wireless connectivity
    • 1x M.2 M-Key (NVMe) 2242 socket for storage
    • D-Sub connector with 5x GPIO, 1x I2C, 1x UART, 1x UART for debug only (UART3)
  • Misc – Power/Recovery/Reset button
  • Power Supply – 12 to 24V DC via 2-pin terminal block
  • Dimensions & Weight – TBD
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -25°C to +70°C; storage: -25°C to + 85°C
  • Humidity – 95% @ 40°C relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Certifications – CE/FCC Class A, IEC 62368

NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Embedded Computer RS232 CAN Bus GPIO

The enclosure support wall mounting, but Aetina also offers a DIN rail mounting kit upon request. All four models of the embedded system look to be identical with just different NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX or Orin Nano modules. There’s no mention of the OS used, but we can safely assume the embedded computer will run Ubuntu 20.04-based NVIDIA JetPack, and the company also tells us their AIE platforms support their EdgeEye platform for real-time remote monitoring of edge devices.

Aetina says the Jetson Orin NX-based systems should become available in February 2023, while the Jetson Orin Nano embedded computers will be available in March. More details may be found on the product page, and the press release also includes additional information about other larger Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX systems with an extra M.2 B-Key for LTE/5G function expansion.

Thanks to TLS for the tip.

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