NVIDIA Jetson Nano: Raspberry Pi alternative gets cheaper US$54 variant with 2 GB of RAM
The NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit is into its third iteration, with the release of a new budget model. NVIDIA started selling an updated version of the Jetson Nano in January, albeit the company only made minor changes from the A02 board that it announced in 2019.
The new Developer Kit, officially called the Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit, shares almost identical specifications with the more expensive models. NVIDIA includes the 128-core Maxwell GPU and quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 processor with a 40-pin expansion header and a 12-pin header for power/UART. However, the board has been downgraded to 2 GB of 64-bit LPDDR4 RAM clocked at 25.6 GB/s.
The board itself measures 100 x 80 x 29 mm, which also makes it the same size as the A02 and B01 versions of the Developer Kit. However, the 2 GB model has lost a DisplayPort connector and an M.2 bay. Additionally, a USB Type-C port powers the new Developer Kit, while NVIDIA has swapped out two USB 3.0 ports for USB 2.0 ones.