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The NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, a powerful SBC smaller than a Raspberry Pi, is now shipping worldwide for US$99

NVIDIA has squeezed 472 GFLOPS of performance into the tiny Jetson Nano Developer Kit. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA has squeezed 472 GFLOPS of performance into the tiny Jetson Nano Developer Kit. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The Jetson Nano Developer Kit is one mighty single-board computer (SBC). The device can churn out up to 472 GFLOPS of performance, despite its compact form factor, thanks to its quad-core CPU and 128 CUDA core GPU performance. The Developer Kit definitely gives other SBCs like the Raspberry Pi a run for their money.

The Jetson Nano Developer Kit has been hard to source outside of a few countries since NVIDIA unveiled it in March. Thankfully, one third-party supplier is now shipping the single board computer (SBC) worldwide.

The Developer Kit measures 100 mm x 80 mm x 29 mm and yet packs in a GPU with 128 CUDA cores that NVIDIA has based on its Maxwell microarchitecture. Moreover, the company has included a quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 CPU, 4 GB of 64-bit LPDDR4 RAM and 16 GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage. The SBC also has 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one USB 2.0 Micro-B along with Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0 and eDP 1.4.

The board has GPIOs, I²C, I²S, SPI and UART connectors too and can encode up to 4K H.264/H.265 videos at 30 FPS. It can also decode videos in the same resolution and codecs at 60 FPS. The Developer Kit supports the NVIDIA JetPack SDK, which you can download here.

You can currently buy the Jetson Nano Developer Kit directly from NVIDIA if you live in Canada, Puerto Rico, the United States or the Virgin Islands. People living in the US can also buy the board from Amazon or Newegg. However, currently only Seeedstudio will ship the Developer Kit worldwide; all other third-party suppliers, like Arrow and SparkFun, have the board on backorder.

You can purchase the Jetson Nano Developer Kit from Seeedstudio for US$99. The company has over 140 units in stock at the time of writing along with other AI hardware should you be planning an AI-based project.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-05-18 (Update: 2019-05-19)
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