December 1, 2021

Modules and Dev Kits Coming In Q1’22

At this time as a part of NVIDIA’s fall GTC occasion, the corporate has introduced that the Jetson embedded system kits will likely be getting a refresh with NVIDIA’s forthcoming Orin SoC. Due early subsequent 12 months, Orin is slated to develop into NVIDIA’s flagship SoC for automotive and edge computing purposes. And, has develop into customary for NVIDIA, they’re additionally going to be making Orin obtainable to non-automotive prospects via their Jetson embedded computing program, which makes the SoC obtainable on a self-contained modular bundle.

At all times a little bit of a facet undertaking for NVIDIA, the Jetson single-board computer systems have none the much less develop into an necessary instrument for NVIDIA, serving as each an entry-point for serving to bootstrap builders into the NVIDIA ecosystem, and as a embedded computing product in and of itself. Jetson boards are bought as full single-board programs with an SoC, reminiscence, storage, and the mandatory I/O in pin type, permitting them to function industrial off the shelf (COTS) programs to be used in completed merchandise. Jetson modules are additionally used as the premise of NVIDIA’s Jetson developer kits, which throw in a breakout board, energy provide, and different bits wanted to completely work together with Jetson modules.

NVIDIA Jetson Module Specs
  AGX Orin AGX Xavier Jetson Nano
CPU 12x Cortex-A78AE

@ 2.0GHz
8x Carmel

@ 2.26GHz
4x Cortex-A57

@ 1.43GHz
GPU Ampere, 2048 Cores

@ 1000MHz
Volta, 512 Cores

@ 1377MHz
Maxwell, 128 Cores

@ 920MHz
Accelerators 2x NVDLA v2.0 2x NVDLA N/A
Reminiscence 32GB LPDDR5, 256-bit bus

(204 GB/sec)
16GB LPDDR4X, 256-bit bus

(137 GB/sec)
4GB LPDDR4, 64-bit bus

(25.6 GB/sec)
Storage 64GB eMMC 5.1 32GB eMMC 16GB eMMC
AI Perf. (INT8) 200 TOPS 32 TOPS N/A
Dimensions 100mm x 87mm 100mm x 87mm 45mm x 70mm
TDP 15W-50W 30W 10W
Worth ? $999 $129

With NVIDIA’s Orin SoC set to reach early in 2022, NVIDIA is utilizing this chance to announce the following technology of Jetson AGX merchandise. Becoming a member of the Jetson AGX Xavier would be the aptly named Jetson AGX Orin, which integrates the Orin SoC.

Orin that includes 12 Arm Cortex-A78AE “Hercules” CPU cores and an built-in Ampere structure GPU with 2048 CUDA cores, including as much as 17 billion transistors, Given Orin’s mobile-first design, NVIDIA is being pretty conservative with the clockspeeds right here; the CPU cores for Jetson AGX Orin prime out at 2GHz, whereas the GPU tops out at 1GHz. In any other case, the SoC additionally incorporates a pair of NVIDIA’s newest technology devoted Deep Studying Accelerators (DLA), in addition to a imaginative and prescient accelerator to additional pace up and effectively course of these duties.

Rounding out the Jetson AGX Orin bundle, the Orin SoC is being paired with 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which is hooked up to a 256-bit reminiscence bus, permitting for 204GB/second of reminiscence bandwidth. In the meantime storage is supplied by a 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage gadget, which is twice the capability of the earlier technology Jetson AGX.

All advised, NVIDIA is promising 200 TOPS of efficiency in INT8 machine studying workloads, which might be a 6x enchancment over Jetson AGX Xavier. Presumably these efficiency figures are for the module’s full 50W TDP, whereas efficiency is proportionally decrease as you progress in the direction of the module’s minimal TDP of 15W.

In the meantime, for this technology NVIDIA will likely be sustaining pin and form-factor compatibility with Jetson AGX Xavier. So Jetson AGX Orin modules would be the identical 100mm x 87mm in measurement, and use the identical edge connector, making Orin modules drop-in suitable with Xavier.

Jetson AGX Oron modules and dev kits are slated to develop into obtainable in Q1 of 2022. NVIDIA has not introduced any pricing info right now.

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