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NVIDIA made Jetson AGX Xavier module, its new “powerful brain” for autonomous AI machines, available for purchase worldwide, last week, starting at volume pricing $1099 for batches of 1,000 units or more.  

Jetson AGX Xavier module is the new addition to the Jetson TX2 and TX1 developer kits family. It is aimed at providing high-level performance and will allow the companies to go into volume production of applications that are developed on the Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit, that was released back in September.

Jetson AGX Xavier module consumes as little as 10-watt power and delivers 32 trillion computer operations per second (TOPS). It is supported by a 512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores and an 8-core ARM v8.2 64-bit CPU. It also comes with two NVDLA deep learning chips and dedicated image, video and vision processors.

Other than that, it is supported by the NVIDIA’s JetPack and DeepStream software development kits. JetPack is NVIDIA’s SDK for autonomous machines that includes support for AI, computer vision, multimedia and more. The DeepStream SDK will enable streaming analytics, and developers can build multi-camera and multi-sensor applications to detect and identify objects such as vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists.

“These SDKs save developers and companies time and money while making it easy to add new features and functionality to machines to improve performance. With this combination of new hardware and software, it’s now possible to deploy AI-powered robots, drones, intelligent video analytics applications and other intelligent devices at scale,” mentions the NVIDIA team.

Jetson AGX Xavier module has already been put to use by Oxford Nanopore, a U.K. medical technology startup, where it handles DNA sequencing in real time with the MinION, a powerful handheld DNA sequencer. Also, Japan’s DENSO, a global auto parts maker, believes that Jetson AGX Xavier will be a key platform to helping it introduce AI to its auto parts manufacturing factories where it will help with boosting productivity and efficiency.

“Developers can use Jetson AGX Xavier to build the autonomous machines that will solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and help transform a broad range of industries. Millions are expected to come onto the market in the years ahead”, says the NVIDIA team.

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