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Jetson Xavier NX: NVIDIA launches its powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi with AI acceleration

Jetson Xavier NX: NVIDIA launches its powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi with AI acceleration. (Image source: NVIDIA)
Jetson Xavier NX: NVIDIA launches its powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi with AI acceleration. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX is a particularly powerful single-board computer; well beyond the capabilities of Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. The board boasts special AI acceleration and is available to order for US$399.
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NVIDIA has announced the Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit, its latest single-board computer (SBC). Following on from the Jetson Nano, the Xavier NX developer kit includes a baseboard and the Jetson Xavier NX module, which measures 70 x 45 mm. While the module is smaller than a credit card, it still packs a punch.

Specifically, Xavier NX should be able to achieve up to 21 TOPS from its 384 CUDA computing units, 48 tensor cores and its hexa-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM processor. The ARM cores support 64-bit and have 6 MB of L2 cache, along with 4 MB of L3 cache.

Additionally, the SBC has 8 GB of LPDRR4x RAM that operates on a 128-bit bus. This yields a bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s. While there is no onboard storage, there is a microSD card reader and an M.2 Key M slot for adding an NVMe drive. The 103 x 90.5 x 31 mm base module also incorporates a host of ports, an overview of which we have included below.

The Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit can also encode up to two 4K/30 FPS videos simultaneously or sixteen videos at 1080p/30 FPS. The SBC can decode up two videos in 4K/60 FPS, too.

The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit is available to order now for US$399.00.

(Image source: NVIDIA)
(Image source: NVIDIA)
(Image source: NVIDIA)
(Image source: NVIDIA)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-15 (Update: 2020-05-15)
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