Nvidia announces Jetson TX2 developer kit for drones, robots and smart devices
Nvidia’s new Jetson TX2 developer kit could allow for twice the performance of its predecessor while drawing less than 7.5 watts of power. This AI platform is designed to handle processing for things such as image classification, navigation, and speech recognition on local hardware rather than making use of cloud services. In doing so, this reduces bandwith usage, latency and better privacy for user data.
How does it achieve these results? A second processor based on Nvidia’s Dual Denver 2 design in addition to the Quad ARM A57 chip used in the Jetson TX1. This works in conjunction with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM with up to 58.3 GBps of bandwith. To top it all off, the new Jetson takes advantage of Nvidia’s latest Pascal GPU to encode and decode 4K video at 60Hz.
The TX2 uses the same credit card-sized form factor as the TX1 for ease of replacement. Nvidia’s aim with this upgrade is to aid the development of smarter devices like smart cameras, automated vehicles and robots both consumer and industrial.
The Jetson TX2 developer kit is already available for preorder in the US and Europe for $600. Shipping will begin on March 14.