Assured Systems NVIDIA Jetson Family Overview

NVIDIA Jetson is a world leading platform for autonomous machines and other embedded applications capable of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL).

NVIDIA Jetson delivers high performance whilst maintaining power-efficiency and is compatible with the same AI software and cloud-native workflows used across other NVIDIA platforms. It enables the automation of business processes and providing the ability to gain vision through data analysis, making this product the ideal platform for compute-intensive & Edge AI projects.

NVIDIA Jetson Modules

The NVIDIA Jetson is a complete System on Module (SOM), available in various combinations of performance, power-efficiency and form factors. The Jetson family has a solution that can meet your needs, from Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and AI-powered Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI).

NVIDIA Jetson Nano is a small, powerful computer for embedded applications and AI IoT that delivers the power of modern AI with its comprehensive JetPack SDK with accelerated libraries for deep learning, computer vision, graphics, multimedia and more, whilst offering the performance and capabilities you need to run modern AI workloads, giving you a fast and easy way to add advanced AI to your next product.

At Assured Systems we supply a wide range of NVIDIA Jetson Nano products including Diamond Systems JETBOX-Floyd Edge AI Computer, a compact Nvidia Jetson AI computing platform ready to deploy. It includes the Jetson Nano or NX module installed on their FLOYD carrier board with a Linux OS installed and preconfigured to support all the I/O on Floyd, available in multiple standard configurations to meet a range of customer needs.

The 01 full-feature models feature dual Ethernet ports with PoE support using an external power injector, two multi-protocol serial ports, dual HDMI displays, and a PCIe / USB mini-card socket. The 02 low-cost models have fewer baseline I/O features but offer a faster-performance PCIe x4 NVME M.2 socket. Both models will support one channel of CAN 2.0B with the Xavier NX module installed.

Jetbox-Floyd features multiple expansion sockets for additional I/O and storage capacity to meet a wide range of application needs. Dual SMA antenna cut outs support the installation of wifi and cellular modem modules for network connectivity. The enclosure is DIN rail mountable or can be used in a “table top” scenario.

The system is compatible with both 12V and 24V DC power supplies. A 12VDC universal AC adapter is included with the system.

Another option is AverMedia EN713-AAE9-1PC0 , designed as an A.I. NVR (Network Video Recorder) for intelligent surveillance system. This product provides 8-channel PoE (PSE) ports for IP cameras, a SATA port for storage, 1x mPCIe, 2x USB 3.0 , 1x microphone input, 1x speaker output, 1x RS-485 and 20-pin expansion header (I2C, SPI, UART, I2S), 1x HDMI 2.0 out and benefiting from the Jetson Nano and DeepStream SDK, it can simultaneously decode and analyze 8-channel 1080p30 IP camera videos.

The Litemax IBOX-JSN0 provides a further option; a AI computing platform based on NVIDIA Jetson Nano for AIoT edge computing applications and is powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Nano with Maxwell GPU architecture with 128 NVIDIA CUDA cores. The IBOX-JSN0 has a high AI computing performance for GPU-accelerated processing. This computer also contains 9x Ethernet ports (8x PoE and 1x GbE).

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX delivers the next step in AI performance for entry-level embedded and edge products. It provides up to 2.5X the performance of Jetson Nano and shares form-factor and pin compatibility with Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX.

The Jetson Xavier NX delivers up to 21 TOPS for running modern AI workloads, consumes as little as 10 watts of power and has a compact form factor smaller than a credit card. It can run modern neural networks in parallel and process data from multiple high-resolution sensors, opening the door for embedded and edge computing devices that demand increased performance but are constrained by size, weight and power budgets, with several of our offerings taking advantage of such, including the NEW Neousys NRU-52 S Series Edge AI computer and NRU-51V Series , and AverMedia’s NX213B

The NRU-52S is a rugged, wide temperature, fanless edge AI computer delivering 21 TOPS for AI-based video analytics applications requiring H.264/H.265 video decoding and real-time inference. Powered by NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX system on module (SOM), it comprises a 6-core ARM CPU and NVIDIA Volta GPU with 384 CUDA cores, 48 Tensor cores, and 2 NVDLA (NVIDIA deep learning accelerator).

Benefiting from the power-efficiency of NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX, which consumes only 15W of power, NRU-52S can decode up to 44 streams of 1080p video at 30 FPS, and also offer 21 TOPS inference performance. The low power consumption makes NRU-52S ideal for applications with a limited power source, such as in a robot, vehicle, or rolling stock. Also, with Neousys’ industrial-grade thermal design, NRU-52S is ideal for edge deployments that require fanless wide temperature operations, such as at roadside, wayside, construction site, agriculture, or in a dusty factory.

NRU-52S offers four IEEE 802.3bt PoE++ ports, each port can supply up to 90W to IP cameras or PTZ speed dome cameras for AI-based detection, tracking and recognition applications with it also offering flexible expansions with two mPCIe sockets for NVMe storage, WIFI, GNSS, or V2X module; one M.2 B key for 4G LTE or 5G NR module with dedicated passive thermal design and a total of five antenna holes for mobile broadband. It also has one hardware configurable RS232/RS422/RS485, 1 GPS PPS input, 3-CH isolated DI, and 4-CH isolated DO for communication with external devices.

By integrating PoE++ connectivity, 21 TOPS inference performance, a vast of NVIDIA AI JetPack toolkits, NRU-52S can enable more possibilities for real time video analytics such as autonomous machines, security alerts, law enforcement, and V2X applications. With its -25°C to 70°C fanless operation, wide-range DC input, ignition control, and 4G/ 5G connectivity, NRU-52S is not only for indoor/ stationary installations but also ideal for harsh edge deployments.

The NRU-51V Series is a rugged fanless computer supporting GMSL2 cameras that can act either as a sensor hub or a perception unit for ADAS, teleoperation, autonomous mobile robots, and autonomous vehicles.

By supporting GMSL2 automotive cameras, they enable the NRU-51V with greater vision capability by taking advantage of advanced features such as IP67 waterproof, high dynamic range (120dB HDR), auto white balance (AWB), and LED flicker mitigation (LFM).

The NRU-51V can obtain high-quality images with minimal latency regardless of lighting conditions, from bright sunny days to pitch-black nights. Moreover, it has a unique synchronization mechanism capable of acquiring images from four GMSL2 cameras simultaneously within microseconds channel-to-channel skew. It can further accept GPS PPS signal to align image data with LIDAR or synchronize cameras on other systems.

Thanks to the great power efficiency of NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX SOM, the NRU-51V delivers 21 TOPS inference performance in its 15W power package. Users can transfer raw camera images through its built-in 10GBASE-T Ethernet to another GPU server for perception processing, but also leverage its significant TOPS for real-time object or ROI detection. For teleoperation applications, users can utilize its hardware H.264/265 video codec, to encode video streams from four GMSL2 cameras in real-time and transmit the live video feed to a driver at a remote location via 5G telecommunication with minimum latency.

The combination of GMSL2 interface and Jetson Xavier NX makes the NRU-51V much more than just a simple edge AI computer. With greater vision brought by automotive cameras plus I/O interfaces such as 10GbE, CAN 2.0 and M.2 for 5G broadband, NRU-51V plays a central role in a moving platform, as a sensor hub for ADAS, a perception unit for AGV/ AMR, or a teleoperation controller for off-highway vehicles.

AverMedia’s  AVerAI NX213B Box PC is designed as an A.I. NVR (Network Video Recorder) for intelligent surveillance system. This product provides 8-channel PoE (PSE) ports for IP cameras, a SATA port for storage, 1x mPCIe, 2x USB 3.0 , 1x microphone input, 1x speaker output, 1x RS-485 and 20-pin expansion header (I2C, SPI, UART, I2S), 1x HDMI 2.0 out. Benefiting from the Jetson Xavier NX and DeepStream SDK, it can simultaneously decode and analyze 8-channel 1080p60 IP camera videos.

The new Jetson AGX Xavier module makes AI-powered autonomous machines possible, running in as little as 10 W and delivering up to 32 TOPs. As part of the world’s leading AI computing platform, it benefits from NVIDIA’s rich set of AI tools and workflows, enabling developers to train and deploy neural networks quickly. Jetson AGX Xavier is supported by the NVIDIA JetPack SDK, which can help you make large savings by reducing development effort and expense.  Machines such as AverMedia NEW AG411B  Standard Box PC take full advantage of the Jetson AGX Xavier.

The AG411B system is equipped with the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier 32GB module, which aims it at AI centric use cases for edge computing such as heavy industry and industrial automation with wide input voltage operation.

The AG411B is easy to use with expansion I/O on one side and provides 2x M.2 Key M 2280 and 4x mPCIe slots alternatively for Xavier to receive various video inputs by using AVerMedia’s capture cards. These 2x M.2 Key M 2280 and 4x mPCIe slots share PCIe Gen2 x4 lanes, so the it can provide three different combinations for developers to install video capture cards alternatively, such as 2x M.2 Key M 2280 slots, 4x mPCIe slots, and 2x mPCIe slots with 1x M.2 Key M 2280 slot.

By using AVerMedia’s extended video capture cards, Xavier is able to receive HDMI, VGA, SDI, composite video inputs and even dual 4Kp30 HDMI video inputs for different application scenarios. This highly integrated edge computer is a well prepared application ready system for developers to overcome the challenges timely and easily.

Another system that takes advantage for the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier AGX is the Axiomtek AIE900-902-FL which adopts the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier platform along with an 8-core NVDIA Carmel ARM v8.2 (64-bit) processor and 512-Core NVIDIA Volta GPU with 64 Tensor cores.

This high-performance AI system comes with four PoE ports and two LAN ports for 3D LiDAR and high-speed intelligent video surveillance applications. The AIE900-902-FL is a perfect platform for 3D vision guided robot, autonomous mobile robot (AMR), intelligent video analytics, domain-focused robot assistant, intelligent roadside unit and more.

The Jetson TX2 is a 7.5-watt supercomputer on a module that brings true AI computing at the edge. It’s built around an NVIDIA Pascal-family GPU and loaded with 8 GB of memory and 59.7 GB/s of memory bandwidth and features a variety of standard hardware interfaces that make it easy to integrate it into a wide range of products and form factors.

Assured Systems distributes and integrates several systems that take full advantage of the Jetson TX2 Module, including Diamond Systems JETHRO Carrier Board, Syslogic IPC/RS-A2 Compact AI In-Vehicle Computer and Axiomtek eBOX800-900-FL Waterproof IP67 Embedded System .

Diamond Systems JETHRO offers a compact, low cost solution for implementation of high-performance computing solutions based on the NVidia Jetson TX2/TX2i computer modules. The Jethro provides access to most I/O features of the Jetson modules, including camera, Ethernet, USB and serial ports. In addition it features a unique data acquisition circuit with analogue input, analogue output and digital I/O enabling the Jethro to interface to the “real world” of analogue and digital sensors and controls.

All I/O on the Jethro uses latching connectors for increased resistance to shock and vibration. This plus an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C make Jethro an ideal choice for deploying Jetson computing technology in vehicle or outdoor environments.

A GUI provides convenient real-time control of the data acquisition I/O. The Jethro contains an M.2 2242 size socket for the addition of up to 256GB of additional SATA-based mass storage. A micro-SD socket is also provided and a PCIe mini-card socket enables the installation of additional I/O to meet the needs of range of diverse applications. A modem socket on Jethro enables the installation of cost-effective and pre-approved Nimbelink Skywire cellular modems featuring a range of global cellular standards.

The Jethro contains a full-fledged analogue and digital I/O circuit that provides control and monitoring of real-world events such as sensor inputs, temperature control, keypads/switches, and industrial processes. The 6 analogue inputs feature 0-3.3V input range and programmable 12-bit up to 16-bit resolution, with user-controllable filtering and averaging for noise reduction.

The 2 analogue outputs offer 12-bit resolution and 0-3.3V output range. The 13 DIO feature 3.3V logic levels. All features are supported by Diamond’s built-in data acquisition driver software, featuring a programming library with application demos plus an interactive GUI-based control program that offers real-time access and control.

The Syslogic IPC/RS-A2 is a compact AI Vehicle Computer powered by the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 or TX2i processor module and is also shipped with a pre-installed NVIDIA Jetpack SDK (Software Development Kit) including the Linux operating system (L4T).

Complying with the UN-ECE-R10 type approval (E-Mark) and being designed to withstand high shock and vibration levels, this AI Vehicle Computer has been specially developed for in-vehicle use.

For precise positioning, the computer is equipped with a GNSS module that also supports dead reckoning alongside with LTE and Wi-Fi capability, it can be integrated into the Internet of Things (IoT).The AI Vehicle Computer RS-A2 can be deployed in a wide range of vehicle types.

These include AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), cars and trucks, buses, special vehicles, but also construction and agricultural machinery.

In combination with sensor fusion, the Vehicle Computer is suitable for semi-autonomous driving or for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The embedded computer can also be used for AI-supported robotics applications.

Axiomtek’s eBOX800-900-FL is an IP67, waterproof, fanless embedded system powered by the Nvidia JETSON TX2 dual board GPU/CPU. The GPU-accelerated processing enables the system to perform AI and edge computing, whilst the IP67 extrusion, M12 I/O connections and wide temperature operation make the eBOX800-900-FL perfect for outdoor applications.

I/O featured includes 1 x C3 USB 2.0, 1 x LAN, 1 x PoE LAN output and 1 x C3 HDMI. System memory is via 1 x 8GB 128-bit LPDDR4 @ 1866 MHz onboard and storage is by 1 x Onboard 32GB eMMC (via JETSON TX2) and 1 x M.2 2280 KEY M with PCIe 2.0 x4 for NVMe SSD (optional), whilst expansion is possible through 1 x full size PCIe mini card slot and 1 x SIM slot.

NVIDIA Jetson TX2i module’s rugged design, small form factor and reduced power envelope make it ideal for high-performance edge computing devices such as industrial robots, machine vision cameras, and portable medical equipment.

Explore new AI capabilities at the edge with the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 4GB. This embedded computer lets you run neural networks with double the compute performance or double the power efficiency of Jetson TX1—at the same price. As part of the world’s leading AI computing platform, Jetson TX2 4GB works with NVIDIA’s rich set of AI tools and workflows, which enable developers to train and deploy neural networks quickly.

The world’s first supercomputer on a module, the Jetson TX1 is capable of delivering the performance and power efficiency needed for the latest visual computing applications. It’s built around the revolutionary NVIDIA Maxwell architecture with 256 CUDA cores delivering over 1 TeraFLOPs of performance, with 64-bit CPUs, 4K video encode and decode capabilities and a camera interface capable of 1400 MPix/s making this the best system for embedded deep learning, computer vision, graphics, and GPU computing.

AverMedia’s EX731-AA00-0000 carrier board for NVIDIA Jetson TX2/TX1 is designed for use in Smart Surveillance. This product provides a stackable compact design by following Pico-ITX dimension (100mm x 72mm, 3.9” x 2.8”) and support EX731 daughter boards family to provide extra I/O, such as 4x USB3.1 Gen1, 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, 2x USB3.1 Gen1 + 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, 2x M.2 Key B+M slots, or 2x Mini-PCIe slots. The AVerMedia’s EX731-AA00-0000 design includes 1x HDMI-out (TX2 support 2x HDMI-out), 1x USB 3.0, 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, 1x USB OTG, 1x micro SD card slot, and 40 pins of GPIO expansion with 1x 3.3V UART, 1x I2C and 7x GPIOs.

This carrier is able to equip a customized chassis with active cooling system. It is one of the best compact Application Ready Platform by supporting NVIDIA Jetson TX2/TX1 for you to capture dual 4Kp30 video inputs and run your edge computing algorithms for high-end video analysis application markets.

Jetson AGX Orin

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin is the latest addition to the Jetson Family, bringing your next-gen products to life with the world’s most powerful AI computer for energy-efficient autonomous machines. With 6X the performance of the last generation, 200 TOPS for multiple concurrent AI inference pipelines and high-speed interface support for multiple sensors, this is the ideal solution for applications from manufacturing and logistics to retail and healthcare.

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin modules deliver up to 275 TOPS of AI performance with power configurable between 15W and 60W. This gives you up to 8X the performance of Jetson AGX Xavier in the same compact form factor for robotics and other autonomous machine use cases.*

The Jetson AGX Orin 32GB module is available now whilst the Jetson AGX Orin 64GB will be available in October 2022.

AverMedia’s latest addition, the D315AOB Box PC, is equipped with the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module with this efficient SoM making advanced analytics possible, whist providing the ability to handle a host of other embedded IoT applications.

The D315AOB includes a 120-pin high-speed connector for connecting MIPI SerDes cameras, which can fulfill the demand for AMRs. In addition, a sufficient Ethernet bandwidth with 10G is excellent for applying smart security, enabling dozens of IP cameras to stream simultaneously. The connector for the 10GigE Vision Camera is also great for smart inspection. Lastly, with its compact size, D315AOB furnishes a PCIe slot for multi-function expansion and excellent compatibility with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G.

The next additions, the Jetson Orin NX modules, will deliver up to 100 TOPS of AI performance in the smallest Jetson form factor, with power configurable between 10W and 25W. This gives you up to 3X the performance of Jetson AGX Xavier and up to 5X the performance of Jetson Xavier NX.

NVIDIA have recently announced the Jetson Orin NX 16GB will be available in September 2022, whilst the Jetson Orin NX 8GB will be available in December 2022.

Assured Systems and NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier

Here at Assured Systems we supply a wide range of Jetson products, including Jetson AGX Xavier based products that bring game-changing levels of compute to robotics and edge devices, bringing high-end workstation performance to an embedded platform that’s been optimized for size, weight and power.

Contact us now for your project inquiries.

*Assured Systems NVIDIA Jetson Orin Vs Xavier Comparison Article Published 14th June 2022.

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