Edge AI computer is powered by Jetson AGX Orin
Axiomtek has introduced the AIE900A-AO edge AI computing system, powered by Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin.
The Jetson AGX Orin platform features an Arm Cortex-A78AE v8.2 64-bit CPU delivering up to 200TOPS of AI performance and integrates an advanced 1792-core Nvidia Ampere GPU with 56 Tensor cores.
The AIE900A-AO has eight PoE ports (60W) and two 2.5GbE LAN ports for 3D lidar, IP cameras and more vision navigation sensors. It comes with E-mark compliance and supports 24V DC with ignition power control plus 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity with M.2 slots for higher efficiency of next-gen robotics, says Axiomtek. The AIE900A-AO can be used for deploying AI-powered robots, drones, AMRs (autonomous mobile robot) and other autonomous machines.
“Businesses now face the pressure to move faster, more intelligent, and meet varying user expectations while realising higher levels of efficiency,” sais Annie Fu, a product manager of the AIoT team at Axiomtek. “Artificial intelligence and autonomous machines can respond to these ever-changing demands,” she continued. The AIE900A-AO is built around the Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin system on module, equipped with the Nvidia Ampere GPU and deep learning accelerators, delivering an eight times performance boost over the previous generation, said Fu. Using the external fan kit, the AIE900A-AO can withstand an extended operating temperature while maximising AI performance. Its design also prioritises vision applications by featuring lockable USB interfaces for seamless connectivity with USB3 Vision cameras. “This ready-to-use edge AI embedded system also comes with eight PoE and GMSL for camera and lidar connectivity, getting a head start to provide advanced opportunities to our customers developing and deploying AI-driven autonomous machines,” said Fu.
The rugged design for harsh environments allows it to operate over a wide temperature range from -25 to +50 degrees C and at vibrations up to 3Grms. The AIE900A-AO has 32Gbyte of LPDDR5 memory and 64Gbyte eMMC onboard. One M.2 key M 2280 SSD socket with a high-speed PCIe x4 NVMe interface and one Micro SD slot are available for storage needs.
For the benefit of low-latency data transmission, the AIE900A-AO supports two 2.5GbE LAN ports for high-speed wired connectivity, an M.2 key E 2230 slot for Wi-Fi 6E, and an M.2 key B 3052 / 3042 slot for 5G / LTE, as well as one Nano SIM slot.
The AIE900A-AO operates at 24V DC with ignition power control. More I/O options include one lockable HDMI 2.1 with 4K2K supported, six USB ports, one GbE LAN, two DB9 for RS-232/422/485/CAN (selected by command line), eight-channel direct I/O and five SMA-type antenna openings.
The AIE900A-AO bundles with the Linux Ubuntu 20.04 OS environment and supports the Nvidia JetPack 5.1.1 software development kit. It also has reserved the MIPI CSI-2 interface, offering compatibility with GMSL, FPD-LINK, and V-by-One cameras to enhance its capabilities for autonomous machine applications.