Nvidia Announces Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit for $399by Andrei Frumusanu on May 14, 2020 6:00 AM EST
Today Nvidia is expanding its offerings of single-board computers in the Jetson family of developer kits, introducing the new Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit.
The Xavier NX actually isn’t new, as the company had announced the module last November with availability starting end of April. Alongside the module itself, which can also be purchased in bulk by industrial customers wanting to deploy the platform more widely, Nvidia today is releasing the corresponding SBC-formfactor motherboard.
The motherboard looks night identical to the Jetson Nano Developer Kit, although it seems to have undergone some smaller component revisions. Connectivity wise it still sports HDMI and DisplayPort ports, 4x USB 3.1 gen 2 ports, one microUSB port, as well as the usual GPIO, I²C, I²S, SPI and UART connectivity options. For connecting cameras to the system, it also features two MIPI CSI-2 port connectors.
|NVIDIA Jetson Family Specifications|
|AGX Xavier||Jetson Nano|
|GPU||Volta, 384 Cores
|Volta, 384 Cores @ 800MHz||Volta, 512 Cores
|Maxwell, 128 Cores
|Accelerators||2x NVDLA||2x NVDLA||N/A|
|Memory||8GB LPDDR4X, 128-bit bus
|16GB LPDDR4X, 256-bit bus
|4GB LPDDR4, 64-bit bus
|Storage||16GB eMMC||32GB eMMC||16GB eMMC|
|AI Perf.||21 TOPS||14 TOPS||32 TOPS||N/A|
|Dimensions||45mm x 70mm||100mm x 87mm||45mm x 70mm|
Nvidia will be offering the Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit Xavier NX module which is able to be run at either 15W or 10W operating modes, differing by the chip’s enables enabled CPU core count and CPU and GPU frequencies. The new dev kit does now sport an active cooling fan versus the passive solution of the Jetson Nano.
Nvidia will be selling the new Developer Kit starting today starting today for $399 – essentially the same price as the Xavier NX modules themselves. The platform comes with “cloud-native” support from Nvidia, which means that they offer solutions to deploy the platform as an AI-at-the-edge system, including offering AI model examples to get started on applications.
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SarahKerrigan - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - linkYou may want to update the AGX Xavier specs in the table; these days it's US$699 and 32GB standard.
nandnandnand - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - linkI bet ETA PRIME will do a review of this thing.
Core/clocks in the table are confusing.
ksec - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - linkThis is very expensive but Nvidia is earning some very nice margins with these products.
riklaunim - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - linkThis isn't a product for makers like Raspberry Pi. It's a dev-kit for prototyping quite advanced devices that need such high compute power on the edge - autonomous robots, complex sensor analyzers (image/video sensing/processing) and alike.
nandnandnand - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - linkJetson Nano was priced at $129 (and has dropped to $99 and below) and could fill some of the roles that RasPi does. That probably won't be the case for a $399 Xavier NX, but that GPU will attract some interest.
edzieba - Friday, May 15, 2020 - linkIt would make for an expensive but nicely featured core of a gaming portable. 384 Cores
@ 1100MHz is roughly a GT 1030 (likely faster due to the Maxwell->Volta arch shift), which is enough power to run a whole lot of modern games on a handheld device. 15W is in the same class as the X1 in the first gen Switch, so proper power management could make it viable, though such a device would not be close to as cheap as the Switch.
DavidMonk - Monday, April 19, 2021 - linkThe best resource found for this device and its software I have found is on GITHUB. Basic things like downloading NVIDIA apps for the device fail to follow their step-by-step instructions. Even OS images seem to be an issue for some on the forums.
DavidMonk - Monday, April 19, 2021 - linkHINT from https://essayhelpontime.com/ Use SDK on the recommended Ubuntu bare metal installs to flash unit or suffer. Some things that should be simple just don't work!