NVIDIA to Launch Jetson Xavier NX Edge AI Supercomputer

November 6, 2019 Brandon Lewis

NVIDIA has announced the Jetson Xavier NX, a 70 mm x 45 mm AI at the edge compute module that delivers up to 21 TOPS of performance and as little as 10 W of power consumption. It will be available in March 2020 for $399.

The module is mechanically and pin-compatible with the Jetson Nano, and includes:

  • Compute: NVIDIA Volta GPU with 348 CUDA cores, 48 Tensor cores, two NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerators (NVDLAs), and a 6-core Arm Carmel 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 6 MB L2 plus 4 MB L3 cache (on CPU) and 8GB 128-bit LPDDR4x DRAM
  • Video: 2x 4K30 encode, 2x 4K60 decode
  • I/O: GbE, PCIe, 12 MIPI CSI-2 lanes (3x4 or 6x2), I2Cs, GPIOs
  • Software: Ubuntu-based Linux OS; NVIDIA JetPack SDK; and TensorFlow, PyTorch, MxNet, Caffe, and other AI frameworks

The Xavier NX is capable of running multiple neural networks in parallel and processing data from multiple high-resolution sensors, with support for up to six CSI cameras or 36 via virtual channels. The platform runs the CUDA-X AI software architecture, and delivers 51.2 GBps memory bandwidth for neural networking applications.

Developers interested in starting application development now can leverage the Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit and use a software patch to emulate the Jetson Xavier NX.

For more information, visit www.nvidia.com/en-us/autonomous-machines/embedded-systems/jetson-xavier-nx.


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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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