Adapter and carrier boost autonomous machine capabilities
Connect Tech has introduced two devices for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier, namely the Mimic adapter and Rogue carrier.
The Mimic adapter allows the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module to be installed onto a Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 carrier. The adapter is suitable for Jetson users who either want comparable performance or to upgrade their existing TX2/TX2i/TX1 designs to the new Jetson Xavier.
This small form factor adapter solution is said to integrate easily onto any existing carrier board in Connect Tech’s Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 product line, as well as any custom platform. It also helps boost autonomous machine and edge device capabilities.
The Rogue carrier is a commercially deployable, fully featured carrier coming in just slightly smaller than the Xavier module at 92mm x 105mm. This carrier provides access to the list of latest generation interfaces on the Xavier while adding interfaces of 3x USB 3.1, 2x GbE, 2x HDMI and locking Mini-Fit Jr. power input connector.
Rugged camera add-on expansion boards will also be available for use with the Rogue to interface directly with the Xavier high density MIPI CSI interfaces.
The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier has a 512-core Volta GPU and 64 Tensor cores with discreet dual deep learning accelerator NVDLA engines. The platform offers 20 times the performance and 10 times the power efficiency of the Jetson TX2.
The new module supports an increase in bandwidth, performance, and introduces USB 3.1 and PCIe Gen 4.0.
“Just as we supported the TX2/TX2i/TX1 with a wide range of commercial off the shelf and custom solutions, we fully intend to do the same for the Jetson Xavier,” said Michele Kasza, vice-president, sales and marketing, Connect Tech.
Connect Tech provides design services, technical support and develops products for embedded applications.
These products include commercial off-the-shelf and modified solutions for NVIDIA Embedded GPUs, COM Express, Qseven, SMARC carriers, single board computers, rugged tablets, cellular/satellite M2M, FPGA, digital and analogue I/O, power supplies, enclosures, CAN controllers, solid state drives, ethernet-to-serial, multi-port serial cards, adapter and development tools.