Farnell stocks Nvidia Jetson modules for AI / edge computing 

Nvidia’s Jetson computer modules are now in stock at Farnell. The range of Jetson small form factor, high-performance computer modules available from the distributor includes the Jetson Nano, Jetson AGX and Jetson Xavier NX. 

Each module is equipped with Nvidia’s JetPack software development kit (SDK) for software acceleration, supported by an ecosystem of sensors, SDKs, services and products to further speed development. The JetPack SDK provides a Linux environment, Cuda-X libraries, APIs, and tools for AI edge development and also supports higher-level SDKs like DeepStream and Nvidia Isaac.

Each Jetson computer is a complete system on module (SoM) and includes a GPU, CPU, memory, power management and relevant interfaces. The modules are used by developers for AI edge devices for use in manufacturing, retail and agriculture to healthcare, waste management and smart cities, at a “significantly reduced development cost,” said Farnell.

The Nvidia Jetson platform enables autonomous machines to operate at the edge for robotics, machine vision, the IoT and intelligent video analytics (IVA) and use AI to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. 

The Jetson modules and their associated development kits share a unified software architecture that makes it easier for developers to expand their product lines and maximise investment. The platform also supports cloud-native technologies like containerisation and orchestration, which enables quick and efficient development, deployment and updating of AI edge products, said Farnell. This applies even for the billions of devices in the field that require frequent updates.

The Nvidia Jetson modules are now available from stock at Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.

Nvidia was founded in 1993 and has pioneered accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999, for the PC gaming market, computer graphics and AI. Nvidia describes itself as a full-stack computing company with data-centre-scale offerings.

Farnell has over 80 years’ experience in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell supports a broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.  

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet which has an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. 


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