Linux 5.9 Release – Main Changes, Arm, MIPS & RISC-V Architectures

Linus Torvalds has just announced the release of Linux 5.9 on lkml: Ok, so I’ll be honest – I had hoped for quite a bit fewer changes this last week, but at the same time there doesn’t really seem to be anything particularly scary in here. It’s just more commits and more lines changed than I would have wished for. The bulk of this is the networking fixes that I already mentioned as being pending in the rc8 release notes last weekend. In fact, about half the patch (and probably more of the number of commits) is from the networking stuff (both drivers and elsewhere). Outside of that, the most visible thing is a reinstatement of the fbdev amba-clcd driver – that’s a noticeable patch, but it’s basically just mainly a revert. The rest is really really tiny (mostly some other minor driver updates, but some filesystem and architecture fixes too). There’s just a bit more of those kinds of […]

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NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit Launched for $54 and up

NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer kit was introduced in March 2019 for $99. With a quad-core Cortex-A57 processor, a 128-core Maxwell GPU, and 4GB LPPDR4 RAM, it’s a great low-cost AI platform as we wrote in our Jetson Nano getting started guide where we show how to perform inferences on still images and an RTSP video stream. The company has now gone further in providing an affordable AI computer for developers with the launch of NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit with similar features except for the 2GB RAM, and pricing starting at $54 without a wireless adapter or $59 with 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 USB dongle. Pre-orders are open on sites like Amazon or Seeed Studio and shipping is scheduled to start at the end of the month. If we look at the photo above, there are very few differences against the $99 version, and indeed most of Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit specifications are the same as the original devkit: […]

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IP67 Rugged GMSL2 Camera Works with NVIDIA Jetson Devkits

e-con Systems has launched an industrial-grade GMSL2 Full HD camera and a deserializer interface board for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier / TX2 Developer Kits. The STURDeCAM20 camera is waterproof with an IP67 rating and ships with a 15-meter coaxial cable with a FAKRA connector, while STURDeCAM20_CUXVR camera kit adds a GMSL deserializer board supporting up to 6 STURDeCAM20 cameras. STURDeCAM20 camera specifications: 2MP camera module with S-mount lens holder Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link 2 (GMSL2) interface with IP67 certified FAKRA connector On-board ISP High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Uncompressed UYVY streaming support Supported resolutions & frame rates VGA (640 x 480) @ 60 fps QHD (960 x 540) @ 58 fps HD (1280 X 720) @ 45 fps 960p (1280 x 960) @ 34 fps FHD (1920 x 1080) @ 30 fps Supply Voltage – 5 to 15V with +/- 5% tolerance Dimensions – 42 x 42 mm (aluminium enclosure) Power Consumption – 0.78W to 2.196W Temperature Range – -40°C […]

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NVIDIA Jetson Nano Powered Edge AI System Supports one PoE Camera, Operates in -30 to +60°C Temperature Range

Axiomtek AIE100-903-FL is a fanless edge AI System powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano system-on-module and designed to connect a single 15W PoE camera for AI computing, edge computing, smart retail, smart city, and more. The solution can operate in a wide range of temperatures from -30°C to +60°C and comes with an optional IP42-rated waterproof cover kit that makes it suitable for use in moist places and “semi-outdoor environments”  including freezers and under eaves (edges of the roof which overhang the face of a wall) and other outdoor locations with some protection against rain. Axiomtek AIE100-903-FL specifications: SoM – NVIDIA Jetson Nano with quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 processors, 128 CUDA core NVIDIA Maxwell GPU, 4GB 64-bit LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC flash Storage – 1x M.2 Key M 2280 with PCIe x4 NVMe SSD slot, 1x Micro SD slot Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 4K2K @ 60 Hz Connectivity 1x Gigabit Ethernet port, 1x Gigabit Ethernet with 15W PoE […]

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Advantech Edge AI Computer and PoE NVR Feature NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX SoM

Following the launch of NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX SoM last year, we noted several third-party carrier boards and embedded PCs had been announced, and we expected more to come soon. Advantech has now unveiled two systems based on NVIDIA latest module with respectively  MIC-710AIX edge AI computer and MIC-710IVX NVR system equipped with eight PoE ports. MIC-710AIX edge AI computer Specifications: SoM – NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX with 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM v8.2 64-bit CPU, 6MB L2 + 4MB L3 caches 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU with 48 Tensor Cores 2x NVDLA deep learning accelerators System Memory – 8GB 128-bit LPDDR4x Storage – 16 GB eMMC 5.1 flash Storage – M.2 2280 Key-M socket for SSD; SD card socket Video Output – HDMI up to 3840×2160 @ 60 Hz Networking – 2x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) via Intel i210IT controller USB – 1x USB 3.0 host port, 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x USB 2.0 internal interface, 1x Micro USB OTG port […]

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NVIDIA Jetson Developer Kits Comparison – Nano vs TX2 vs Xavier NX vs AGX Xavier

NVIDIA launched Jetson Xavier NX developer kit yesterday, and I included a short comparison table in the announcement between Jetson Nano, TX2, Xavier NX, and AGX Xavier developer kits. But I thought it might be worthwhile to have a more detailed comparison in a separate post, so here we are. As expected, usually the more you spend on a board, the better the performance and features. The exception is Jetson TX2 that’s the same price as the new Jetson Xavier NX devkit, but delivers about a fifth of the FP16 AI performance. So as today, there’s little reason to buy a TX2 board for a new project unless you need some of the required features that are missing on Xavier NX. Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011. www.cnx-software.com Support CNX Software – […]

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NVIDIA Introduces Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit, and Cloud-Native Support

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX SoM was launched last month for $459. But while some third-party carrier boards were also announced at the time, the company had yet to offer Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit as they did for Jetson Nano. But as GTC 2020 conference is now taking place in the kitchen of Jensen Huang, NVIDIA CEO, the company had plenty to announce including Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit as well as  “Cloud-Native” support for all Jetson boards and modules. NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit Specifications: CPU – 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARMv8.2 64-bit processor with 6 MB L2 + 4 MB L3 cache GPU – NVIDIA Volta architecture with 384 NVIDIA CUDA cores and 48 Tensor cores Accelerators 2x NVDLA Engines 7-Way VLIW Vision Processor Memory – 8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4x 51.2GB/s Storage – MicroSD slot, M.2 Key M socket for NVMe SSD Video Output – HDMI and DisplayPort Video Encode – 2x 4Kp30 | 6x 1080p 60 | […]

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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. Both models should share the same specifications except for the module: SoM Boxer-8221AI – NVIDIA Jetson Nano with quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 processor @ 1.43 GHz, 128-core Maxwell GPU, 4GB LPDDR4,  16GB eMMC flash Boxer-8251AI – NVIDIA 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 […]

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