As we speak Nvidia has based a brand new member of the Jetson household for GTC 2019: the brand new Jetson Nano. The Jetson product household represents Nvidia's new deal with robotics, AI and autonomous machine functions. A couple of months in the past we had the pleasure of getting a excessive ranking of the Jetson AGX in addition to the Xavier chip propelling it.
The largest concern of the AGX improvement package was pricing – with retail prices of $ 2,500 ($ 1299 as a part of Nvidia's developer program), it’s massively out of attain for many hobbyists, reminiscent of our readers.
The brand new Jetson Nano dramatically addresses the fee downside. Right here, Nvidia guarantees an identical degree of efficiency because the costlier Jetson merchandise at a a lot cheaper price and, in fact, a decrease credit score.
The Jetson Nano is a full-size single-board laptop within the type of a module. The module's kind issue and connector is SO-DIMM and is just like the corporate's earlier Nvidia modules. The objective of the shape issue is to have as compact a kind issue as attainable, since it’s meant for quite a lot of functions the place a possible buyer will design their very own connector boards that greatest swimsuit their design wants.
On the coronary heart of the nano module, we discover the "Erista" chip from Nvidia, which additionally powers the Tegra X1 within the Nvidia Protect and the Nintendo Change. Nonetheless, the model used within the Nano is a slimmed-down model, because the four A57 cores clock solely as much as 1.43 GHz and the GPU has solely half of the cores (128 vs. 256 in full X1) lively. The module comes with four GB LPDDR4 and a 16 GB eMMC module. The Jetson Nano module might be out there to events for $ 129.
Since you cannot do a lot with the module itself, Nvidia naturally additionally presents the Jetson Nano as an entire laptop: the Jetson Nano Developer Equipment. Some great benefits of the package embody significantly better options in comparison with competing options such because the efficiency of the SoC or just higher connectivity reminiscent of four USB full ports (3x 2.zero + 1x three.zero), HDMI, DisplayPort and a Gigabit Ethernet port. together with the standard SDIO, I2C, SPI, GPIO, and UART connectors you’re used to on such playing cards. There may be even an M.2 connection for added Wi-Fi in addition to a MIPI CSI interface for cameras.
The Jetson Nano Improvement Equipment is out there for simply $ 99. A method by which Nvidia achieves this worth is to forego the on-board storage. The package is managed solely by a microSD card. Availability begins as we speak.
We’ve got the Jetson Nano in the home and we'll see what enjoyable issues Nvidia has ready for us quickly!