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NVIDIA Jetson Xavier is an AI computer designed to be used in autonomous machines. It delivers the performance of a GPU workstation in an embedded module while consuming power under 30W. It can also operate at 10W and 15W.

The Jetson Xavier is supported by NVIDIA’s SDKs like JetPack and DeepStream. It also supports popular libraries like CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT. Per NVIDIA, Xavier has 20 times the performance and 10 times the energy efficiency of its predecessor, the NVIDIA Jetson TX2.

Everything needed to get started with Nvidia Jetson Xavier is present in the box, including the power supply and cables. The Jetson Xavier is designed for robots, drones and other autonomous machines and is also suitable for smart city applications.

An important use case NVIDIA considered while designing the chip was robot prototyping, that meant making it as small as possible while delivering the maximum performance and options for I/O. The module itself without the thermal solution is just about the size of a small notebook. You can run a total of three monitors at once with the two USB 3.1 type C ports and the HDMI port.


The chip consists of six processing units. It includes a 512-core Nvidia Volta Tensor Core GPU and an eight-core Carmel Arm64 CPU. The chip capable of 30 trillion operations per second.

The specifications of the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier are:

GPU 512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores
DL Accelerator (2x) NVDLA Engines
CPU 8-core ARMv8.2 64-bit CPU, 8MB L2 + 4MB L3
Memory 16GB 256-bit LPDDR4x | 137 GB/s
Storage 32GB eMMC 5.1
Vision Accelerator 7-way VLIW Processor
Video Encode (2x) 4Kp60 | HEVC
Video Decode (2x) 4Kp60 | 12-bit support
Camera 16x CSI-2 Lanes (40 Gbps in D-PHY V1.2 or 109 Gbps in CPHY v1.1)

8x SLVS-EC lanes (up to 18.4 Gbps)

Up to 16 simultaneous cameras

PCIe 5x PCIe gen4 (16GT/s) controllers | 1×8, 1×4, 1×2, 2×1

Root port and endpoint

Mechanical 100mm x 87mm with 16mm Z-height

(699-pin board-to-board connector)

 

The Xavier is available for preorder for $2,499, but if you are a member of the NVIDIA Developer Program you can get your first kit at a special price of $1,299. For more details, visit the NVIDIA website.

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