NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX SoM Launched for $459, Third-Party Carrier Boards & Edge Computers Available

NVIDIA announced the Jetson Xavier NX system-on-module last November with an NVIDIA Xavier SOC with 6 NVIDIA Carmel Arm v8.2 cores, a 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU and two NVDLA deep learning accelerators for a combined 21 TOPS at 15 Watts. The 69.6 x 45 mm module also includes 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and a 16GB eMMC flash with a 260-pin SO-DIMM providing various I/Os from PCIe to MIPI CSI and display interfaces such as HDMI and eDP. NVIDIA expected the module to be “available in March for $399 to companies looking to create high-volume production edge systems”, and at the time I thought it would be hard to purchase for simple mortals, but the company just sent an email announcing the launch of the module and it’s now listed for $459 on Arrow Electronics with no stock and a 16 weeks lead time. While there’s no Jetson Xavier NX development […]

NVIDIA Jetson TX2i Module is Designed for Industrial Environments

Jetson TX2i

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 “Artificial Intelligence Computer” module was announced in March 2017 with a Tegra X2 hexa-core processor, a 256-core Pascal GPU, 8GB RAM, 32GB storage, and support for 4K 60 fps encoding and decoding. But it turns out NVIDIA announced an rugged version of the module dubbed Jetson TX2i designed for reliable operation in harsh industrial environments in March of this year. NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and TX2i are pin-to-pin compatible, and can run the same software, but TX2i has been designed and tested for rougher conditions. Feature Jetson TX2 Jetson TX2i Shock 140G, 2ms 140G, 2ms Vibration 10Hz ~200Hz, 1g & 2g RMS Random: 5g RMS 10 to 500Hz Sinusoidal: 5g RMS 10 to 500Hz Temp Range -25°C – 80°C -40°C – 85°C Humidity 85°C / 85% RH, 168 hours -10°C to 65°C / 95% RH, 240 hours Operating Life 5 Years (GB at 35C: MTBF=1,747,520 hours GF at […]

Orbitty is a $175 Carrier Board for Nvidia Jetson TX1 System-on-Module

Connect Tech had already launched Astro carrier board for Nvidia Tegra X1 based Jetson TX1 CPU module, which they also integrated into Rosie Military Grade Embedded mini PC. Since them the Canadian company had also introduced a low cost “Elroy” carrier board , and more recently, a third cheaper baseboard called Orbitty selling for  $175 and up, and including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 & 2.0 ports, HDMI, and more. Orbitty (ASG003) carrier board specifications: Compatibility – Nvidia Jetson TX1 system-on-module Storage – micro SD slot Video & Audio Output – 1x HDMI Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x micro USB 2.0 OTG port Expansion Header – 20-pin header with 2x 3.3V UART, I2C, 4x GPIO, etc… Power Supply – 9 to 19V DC via terminal block Dimensions – 87 x 50mm Operating Temperature – -40°C to +85°C The carrier board targets robotics and unmanned […]

Rosie is a Military Grade Embedded mini PC Powered by Nvidia Tegra X1 Processor

Rosie, who also goes under the less fancy name ESG501, is a rugged embedded computer made by Connect Tech, powered by Nvidia Tegra X1 octa-core 64-bit ARM processor, compliant with MIL-STD 810g and DO-160G certifications for shock and vibrations, and IP67/IP68 ingress protection ratings for dust- and water-proofness. Rosie ESG501 specifications: SoC – NVIDIA Tegra X1 octa core Cortex A57/A53 processor @ with  256-Core Maxwell GPU System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 Storage – 16GB eMMC Video Output – 1x HDMI Type A Video Inputs – 4 x Parallel or CSI-2/MIPI camera sensor inputs via SMA connectors Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) RJ-45 ports, 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 (up to 24Mbps) with two antennas USB – 2x USB 2.0 Type A port Serial – 1x RS-232 with Modem (TX/RX/RTS/CTS) Power Supply – +9V to +36V Dimensions 163.6mm x 108.0mm x 96.3mm (without mounting brackets) 163.6mm x 146.1mm x […]

Astro Carrier & XBG201 Breakout Boards Are Designed for Nvidia Jetson TX1 Module

Nvidia unveiled Jetson TX1 system-on-module powered by their latest Tegra X1 processor, as well as a carrier board that fits into a mini-ITX case at the end of last year. However, if you need something more compact  and lightweight, Connect Tech designed Astro Carrier baseboard for Jetson TX1 module with about the same size, as well as a breakout board with connectors that can be customized as needed. Astro Carrier (ASG001) board specifications: SoM Connector – Samtec “SEARAY” high density board to board connector for Jetson TX1 module Breakout board connectors – 3x 60-pin high density connectors with HDMI, SATA,  2x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000), 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2x RS-232/RS-485, 2x camera (CSI4), 4x GPIO…… Storage – micro SD slot On-board connectivity – GbE magnetics + Intel 82574 GbE PHY + magnetics Video I/Os 8x u.FL video inputs GMSL (Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link) signaling via 2x MAX9286 deserializer […]

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