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The world of AI and edge computing is rapidly evolving, and the new NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit is here to revolutionize the industry. The NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit was announced at NVIDIA GTC 2023. In this blog post, we will dive into the capabilities of this powerful new developer kit, explore its hardware features, compare it to the previous generation, and discuss its compatibility with various software and frameworks.
The NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit is a state-of-the-art platform for creating entry-level AI-powered robots, smart drones, and intelligent vision systems. This developer kit simplifies getting started with the NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano series and is ideal for turning visionary concepts into reality. With up to 40 TOPS of AI performance, the Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit can run all modern AI models, making it a game-changer for edge AI development.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit Features
The Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit consists of a Jetson Orin Nano 8 GB module and a reference carrier board that accommodates all NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano and NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX modules. The 8 GB module features an NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU with 1024 CUDA cores, 32 third-generation Tensor Cores, and a 6-core Arm CPU.
The carrier board offers a wide array of connectors, including two MIPI CSI connectors for camera modules and multiple storage options, such as a bootable microSD card slot and two M.2 Key-M NVMe sockets.
|MODULE||NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano 8 GB Module|
|GPU||NVIDIA Ampere architecture with 1024 NVIDIA CUDA Cores and|
32 Tensor Cores
|CPU||6-core Arm Cortex-A78AE v8.2 64-bit CPU|
1.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
|Memory||8 GB 128-bit LPDDR5|
|Storage||External through microSD slot|
External NVMe through M.2 Key M
|Power||7 W to 15 W|
|REFERENCE CARRIER BOARD|
|Camera||2x MIPI CSI-2 22-pin Camera Connectors|
|M.2 Key M||x4 PCIe Gen3|
|M.2 Key M||x2 PCIe Gen3|
|M.2 Key E||PCIe (x1), USB 2.0, UART, I2S, and I2C|
|USB||Type A: 4x USB 3.2 Gen2Type C: 1x for Debug and Device Mode|
|Networking||1x GbE Connector|
|Display||DisplayPort 1.2 (+MST)|
|microSD slot||UHS-1 cards up to SDR104 mode|
|Others||40-pin Expansion Header (UART, SPI, I2S, I2C, GPIO)12-pin button header4-pin fan headerDC power jack|
|Dimensions||100 mm x 79 mm x 21 mm(Height includes feet, carrier board, module, and thermal solution)|
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit Performance
The Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit significantly outperforms its predecessor, the Jetson Nano Developer Kit, providing 80x the AI performance, 5.4x the CUDA compute, 6.6x the CPU performance, and 50x the performance per watt.
This substantial increase in performance enables developers to run more demanding AI applications and work with advanced robotics and transformer models that were not previously possible with the Jetson Nano.
Powerful Compatible Software Ecosystem
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit Compatible Software and Frameworks The Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit supports the NVIDIA AI software stack, including use-case-specific application frameworks like NVIDIA Isaac for robotics, NVIDIA DeepStream for vision AI, and NVIDIA Riva for conversational AI.
Developers can save significant time using NVIDIA Omniverse Replicator for synthetic data generation (SDG) and NVIDIA TAO Toolkit for fine-tuning pre-trained AI models from the NGC catalog. The developer kit is compatible with models trained with the NVIDIA TAO Toolkit 4.0 and will soon support TAO Toolkit 5.0 for even more state-of-the-art vision transformer models.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit Price
The NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit is competitively priced at $499, making it an attractive option for developers and enthusiasts seeking to explore edge AI applications without breaking the bank. Despite its affordable price point, the developer kit offers exceptional performance and a range of features that cater to a wide array of AI-driven projects.
By providing a powerful and versatile platform at a reasonable cost, NVIDIA has made it easier than ever for developers to harness the potential of AI and create innovative solutions in robotics, smart drones, intelligent vision systems, and more. Preorders are currently open, with shipping expected to commence in April.
The NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit is a groundbreaking platform that raises the bar for entry-level AI development. With its impressive hardware features, significant performance improvements over the prior generation, and compatibility with a wide range of software and frameworks, the Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit is the perfect solution for developers looking to harness the power of AI at the edge. Get started today and bring your AI-powered visions to life with the NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit.