NVIDIA has today unveiled a new addition to its range of embedded computing modules with the launch of the new Jetson TX2 which measures just 3.4 x 2 inches in size and provides twice the performance of the original Jetson TX1 board.
Equipped with a choice of processing options supported by 8GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. The small embedded module is capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD video playback at 60fps with encoding and decoding from up to 6 cameras (for security systems or machine vision systems) simultaneously.
NVIDIA explains a little more about the Jetson TX2:
This is an AI supercomputer on a module, powered by NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. Best of all, it packs this performance into a small, power-efficient form factor that’s ideal for intelligent edge devices like robots, drones, smart cameras, and portable medical devices. It supports all the features of the Jetson TX1 module while enabling bigger, more complex deep neural networks.
The small embedded computing module is also equipped with a number of connectivity options including Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth. NVIDIA also offers a couple of power options which include :
– Running the Jetson TX2 at 7.5 watts and offering performance that’s on par with its 10W predecessor
– Running at 15W for 2X the performance
CPU options for the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Embedded Computing Module include : This
• 2 NVIDIA Denver 2 custom CPU cores
• 4 ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores
• 256-core NVIDIA Pascal graphics
The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 developer kit with the module and a carrier board is available from today to pre-order for $599 with shipping expected to take place in just under a week’s time on March 14th, 2017. If you are looking to roll out the module in your hardware project prices as low as $399 are available when you purchase 1000 units or more.