NVIDIA Gives Jetson Nano Dev Kit a Trim: 2GB Model For $59


As a part of this morning’s fall GTC 2020 bulletins, NVIDIA is revealing that they’re releasing a good cheaper model of their finances embedded computing board, the Jetson Nano. Initially launched again in 2015 because the Jetson TX1, an up to date model of NVIDIA’s authentic Jetson equipment with their then-new Tegra X1 SoC, the corporate has since saved the Jetson TX1 round in numerous varieties as a finances possibility. Most lately, the corporate re-launched it in 2019 because the Jetson Nano, their pint-sized, $99 entry degree developer equipment.

Now, NVIDIA is reducing the value tag on the Jetson Nano as soon as once more with the introduction of a brand new, cheaper SKU. Dubbed the Jetson Nano 2GB, this can be a model of the unique Jetson Nano with 2GB of DRAM as a substitute of 4GB. In any other case the efficiency of the equipment stays unchanged from the unique Nano, with four Cortex-A57 CPU cores and the 128 CUDA core Maxwell GPU offering the heavy lifting for CPU and GPU compute, respectively.

NVIDIA Jetson Household Specs
  Xavier NX

AGX Xavier Jetson Nano (4GB) Jetson Nano (2GB)
CPU 4x/6x Carmel

@ 1.4GHz


2x Carmel

@ 1.9GHz
8x Carmel

@ 2.26GHz
4x Cortex-A57

@ 1.43GHz
4x Cortex-A57

@ 1.43GHz
GPU Volta, 384 Cores

@ 1100MHz
Volta, 512 Cores

@ 1377MHz
Maxwell, 128 Cores

@ 920MHz
Maxwell, 128 Cores

@ 920MHz
Accelerators 2x NVDLA 2x NVDLA N/A N/A
Reminiscence 8GB LPDDR4X, 128-bit bus

(51.2 GB/sec)
16GB LPDDR4X, 256-bit bus

(137 GB/sec)
4GB LPDDR4, 64-bit bus

(25.6 GB/sec)
2GB LPDDR4, 64-bit bus

(25.6 GB/sec)
Storage 16GB eMMC 32GB eMMC 16GB eMMC microSD
USB 4x USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 2x USB-C 3.1

1x USB-A 3.0
4x USB-A 3.0 1x USB-A 3.0

2x USB-A 2.0

1x USB-C (Energy)
AI Perf. 21 TOPS 32 TOPS N/A N/A
Dimensions 45mm x 70mm 100mm x 87mm 45mm x 70mm 45mm x 70mm
TDP 15W 30W 10W 10W
Value $399 $699 $99 $59

In the meantime, although not talked about in NVIDIA’s official press launch, it seems like the corporate has simplified the service board a bit as a part of their technique of getting the value tag down. Relative to the unique 4GB Nano, the Nano 2GB is pictured and not using a DisplayPort output, and with one fewer USB port. Moreover these USB ports are not blue, hinting that they’re USB 2.Zero as a substitute of USB 3.0 with NVIDIA confirming that simply 1 port is USB 3.0-capable, whereas the opposite two are USB 2.0. Lastly, the barrel energy connector has been changed with a USB Kind-C connector, and it seems like numerous pins have additionally been eliminated.

General, NVIDIA is pitching the cost-reduced Jetson Nano as a real starter equipment for embedded computing, appropriate for early coaching and studying. Regardless of receiving a minor neutering, the Nano 2GB can nonetheless run all of NVIDIA’s Jetson SDKs, permitting it for use as a stepping stone of types in the direction of studying NVIDIA’s NVIDIA’s ecosystem, and ultimately shifting on to their extra highly effective merchandise like their GPU accelerators and Jetson Xavier NX kits. In the end, with their efforts to place it as a starter equipment for instructing functions, I think about NVIDIA is gunning for the tutorial market, notably with the continued uptick in STEM-focused packages.

The equipment will go on sale later this month by way of NVIDIA’s regular distribution channels.


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