NVIDIA Jetson Nano, TX2, Xavier NX and AGX Comparison and FAQ

NVIDIA Jetson Comparison

NVIDIA Jetson is a world leading platform for autonomous machines and other embedded applications
capable of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL).

NVIDIA Jetson delivers high performance whilst maintaining power-efficiency. It is compatible with the same AI software and cloud-native workflows used across other NVIDIA platforms. It enables the automation of business processes and providing the ability to gain vision through data analysis, making this product the ideal platform for compute-intensive & Edge AI projects.

NVIDIA Jetson Modules

The NVIDIA Jetson is a complete System on Module (SOM). These modules are available in various combinations of performance, power-efficiency and form factors. The Jetson family has a solution that can meet your needs, from Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and AI-powered Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI).

 

Jetson Nano

NVIDIA Jetson Nano

NVIDIA Jetson Nano is a small, powerful computer for embedded applications and AI IoT that delivers the power of modern AI. Get started with the comprehensive JetPack SDK with accelerated libraries for deep learning, computer vision, graphics, multimedia, and more. Get the performance and capabilities you need to run modern AI workloads, giving you a fast and easy way to add advanced AI to your next product.

Jetson TX2 NX

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX delivers the next step in AI performance for entry-level embedded and edge products. It provides up to 2.5X the performance of Jetson Nano, and shares form-factor and pin compatibility with Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX.

Jetson Xavier NX

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX

Jetson Xavier NX delivers up to 21 TOPS for running modern AI workloads, consumes as little as 10 watts of power, and has a compact form factor smaller than a credit card. It can run modern neural networks in parallel and process data from multiple high-resolution sensors, opening the door for embedded and edge computing devices that demand increased performance but are constrained by size, weight, and power budgets.

Jetson AGX Xavier

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier

The new Jetson AGX Xavier module makes AI-powered autonomous machines possible, running in as little as 10 W and delivering up to 32 TOPs. As part of the world’s leading AI computing platform, it benefits from NVIDIA’s rich set of AI tools and workflows, enabling developers to train and deploy neural networks quickly. Jetson AGX Xavier is supported by the NVIDIA JetPack SDK, which can help you save big by reducing development effort and expense.

Jetson TX2

NVIDIA Jetson TX2

Jetson TX2 is a 7.5-watt supercomputer on a module that brings true AI computing at the edge. It’s built around an NVIDIA Pascal-family GPU and loaded with 8 GB of memory and 59.7 GB/s of memory bandwidth. It features a variety of standard hardware interfaces that make it easy to integrate it into a wide range of products and form factors.

Jetson TX2i

NVIDIA Jetson TX2i

NVIDIA Jetson TX2i module’s rugged design, small form factor, and reduced power envelope make it ideal for high-performance edge computing devices such as industrial robots, machine vision cameras, and portable medical equipment.

Jetson TX2 4GB

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 4GB

Explore new AI capabilities at the edge with the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 4GB. This embedded computer lets you run neural networks with double the compute performance or double the power efficiency of Jetson TX1—at the same price. As part of the world’s leading AI computing platform, Jetson TX2 4GB works with NVIDIA’s rich set of AI tools and workflows, which enable developers to train and deploy neural networks quickly.

Jetson TX1

NVIDIA Jetson TX1

The world’s first supercomputer on a module, Jetson TX1 is capable of delivering the performance and power efficiency needed for the latest visual computing applications. It’s built around the revolutionary NVIDIA Maxwell architecture with 256 CUDA cores delivering over 1 TeraFLOPs of performance. 64-bit CPUs, 4K video encode and decode capabilities, and a camera interface capable of 1400 MPix/s make this the best system for embedded deep learning, computer vision, graphics, and GPU computing.

Jetson AGX Orin – Coming 2022

Next-level AI performance for next-gen robotics

Bring your next-gen products to life with the world’s most powerful AI computer for energy-efficient autonomous machines. 6X the performance of the last generation, 200 TOPS for multiple concurrent AI inference pipelines, and high-speed interface support for multiple sensors make this the ideal solution for applications from manufacturing and logistics to retail and healthcare.

The Jetson AGX Orin module and developer kit are coming in Q1 2022.

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NVIDIA Jetson Modules: Hardware Comparison

Jetson NanoJetson TX2/TX2iJetson NX XavierJetson AGX XavierJetson AGX Orin
CPU (ARM)4-core ARM A57 @ 1.43 GHz4-core ARM Cortex-A57 @ 2 GHz, 2-core Denver2 @ 2 GHz6-core ARM Carmel v8.28-core ARM Carmel v.8.2 @ 2.26 GHz12-core Arm Cortex A78AE v8.2 64bit @ 2 GHz
GPU128-core Maxwell @ 921 MHz256-core Pascal @ 1.3 GHz384-core Volta512-core Volta @ 1.37 GHzNVIDIA Ampere architecture with 2048 NVIDIA CUDA cores
Memory4 GB LPDDR4, 25.6 GB/s8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4, 58.3 GB/s8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4, 51.2GB/s16 GB 256-bit LPDDR4, 137 GB/s32 GB 256-bit LPDDR5
204.8 GB/s
StorageMicroSD32 GB eMMC 5.116 GB eMMC 5.132 GB eMMC 5.164GB eMMC 5.1
Tensor cores486464
Video encoding1x 4K30 (H.265) 2x 1080p60 (H.265)1x 4K60 (H.265) 3x 4K30 (H.265) 4x 1080p60 (H.265)2x 4K30 (H.265) 6x 1080p60 (H.265)4x 4K60 (H.265) 16x 1080p60 (H.265) 32x 1080p30 (H.265)2x 4K60 | 4x 4K30 | 8x 1080p60 | 16x 1080p30 (H.265)
Video decoding1x 4K60 (H.265) 4x 1080p60 (H.265)2x 4K60 (H.265) 7x 1080p60 (H.265) 14x 1080p30 (H.265)2x 4K60 (H.265) 12x 1080p60 (H.265) 16x 1080p30 (H.265)2x 8K30 (H.265) 6x 4K60 (H.265) 26x 1080p60 (H.265) 72x 1080p30 (H.265)1x 8K30 | 3x 4K60 | 6x 4K30 | 12x 1080p60| 24x 1080p30 (H.265)
USB(4x) USB 3.0 + Micro-USB 2.0(1x) USB 3.0 + (1x) USB 2.0(3x) USB 3.1 + (4x) USB 2.0(3x) USB 3.1 + (4x) USB 2.03x USB 3.2
PCI-Express lanes4 lanes PCIe Gen 25 lanes PCIe Gen 21 x1 (PCIe Gen3)+ 1 x4 (PCIe Gen4)16 lanes PCIe Gen 42 x8 (or 1×8 + 2×4), 1 x4, 2 x1 PCIe Gen 4
Power5W / 10W7.5W / 15W10W / 15W10W / 15W / 30W15W / 30W / 50W

NVIDIA Jetson Development Kits

The NVIDIA Jetson developer kits are small, power-efficient AI computers, ideal for hands-on learning. These kits are used by professionals to create and test their software on the Jetson platform. Each developer kit includes a non-production specification Jetson module attached to a reference carrier board with standard hardware interfaces for flexible development and rapid prototyping.

 

Jetson Nano Developer Kit

NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit

NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit is a small, powerful computer that lets you run multiple neural networks in parallel for applications like image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing. All in an easy-to-use platform that runs in as little as 5 watts. The power of modern AI is now available for makers, learners, and embedded developers.

Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit

NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit

Discover the power of AI and robotics with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit. It’s small, powerful, and priced for everyone. Learning by doing is key for anyone new to AI and robotics, and this developer kit is ideal for hands-on projects. With an active developer community and ready-to-build open-source projects, plus free and comprehensive tutorials offered by NVIDIA, you’ll see your work perceiving and interacting with the world around you in real-time.

Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit

The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit brings supercomputer performance to the edge. It includes a Jetson Xavier NX module for developing multi-modal AI applications with the NVIDIA software stack in as little as 10 W. You can also now take advantage of cloud-native support to more easily develop and deploy AI software to edge devices.

The developer kit is supported by the entire NVIDIA software stack, including accelerated SDKs and the latest NVIDIA tools for application development and optimization. A Jetson Xavier NX module and reference carrier board are included, along with AC power supply.

Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit

With the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit, you can easily create and deploy end-to-end AI robotics applications for manufacturing, delivery, retail, smart cities, and more. Supported by NVIDIA JetPack and DeepStream SDKs, as well as CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT software libraries, the kit provides all the tools you need to get started right away. And because it’s powered by the new NVIDIA Xavier processor, you now have more than 20X the performance and 10X the energy efficiency of its predecessor, the NVIDIA Jetson TX2. Get started today with the Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit.

Jetson AGX Orin Dev Kit – Coming 2022

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit enables customers to get started easily with the power-efficient, high performance Jetson AGX Orin module. With up to 200 TOPS of AI performance and power configurable between 15W and 50W, you now have more than 6X the performance of NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier in the same compact form-factor for developing advanced robots and other autonomous machine products.

The Jetson AGX Orin module and developer kit are coming in Q1 2022.

Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit

NVIDIA Jetson Industrial Systems

Built for the Most Demanding Industrial Environments

NVIDIA Jetson systems are targeted for industrial applications in automation. These areas include aerospace, defence, construction, agriculture, logistics, inventory management, delivery, inspection and healthcare. The application of NVIDIA Jetson have enabled these sectors to include worker and site safety, site access and monitoring and inspection in hazardous and harsh environments, amongst others.

Example use case #1

In the oil and gas industry, the Jetson AGX Xavier streamlines anomaly and failure predictions at the edge. Enabling real-time insights based on monitoring or inspection of pipelines, valves, equipment and maintenance work.

The AGX Xavier module is able to be utilised in safety, predictive maintenance and compliance applications, where the equipment remains always-on in the most challenging environmental conditions.

Jetson Industrial System - Oil Rig
Jetson Industrial System - Theodolite

Example use case #2

In vehicle manufacturing facilities producing more than 1,000 vehicles a day, the manufacturer will need to inspect over 6 million welding points on the fly.

Using AI and computer vision on the Jetson AGX Xavier module, it can analyse, process and quantify data directly from weld guns. Giving the benefits of reducing inspection time, improving quality and ultimately aids the deliverance of safer cars to consumers.

Example use case #3

In the industrial automation and control industry today’s robots can do more than just perform tasks. They can learn, adapt, and evolve using capabilities like machine learning, computer vision, navigation, and more.

NVIDIA Jetson XNX systems use the power of deep learning to drive this exciting new era of smart embedded robotics—from manufacturing and agriculture to security and home-based healthcare.

Jetson Industrial System - Robot Arm

DFI EC100-XNX
NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Fanless PoE Embedded System

DFI’s EC100-XNX PoE Embedded System powered by NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX. Perfect for Autonomous / Driver-less vehicles, MaaS, Fleet management, Robotics, AI Railway surveillance, Autopilot, track monitoring, and more.

  • Fully support NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX
  • 8 x 10/100 MbE with PoE
  • Fanless chassis technology
  • 20 pins with 1 x UART, 2 x I2C, 9 x GPIOs
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0a/b Type-A supports 4K@60Hz
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DFI EC102-XNX
NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Fanless Embedded System

DFI’s EC102-XNX AI Embedded System powered by NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX. Perfect for Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Robotics, Autonomous / Driver-less vehicles, AI Surveillance, Monitoring and more.

  • Fully support NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX
  • 91.4mm (W) x 70mm (H) x 76.6mm (D)
  • Fanless chassis technology
  • 20 pins with 1 x UART, 2 x I2C, 9 x GPIOs
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0a/b Type-A supports 4K@60Hz
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NVIDIA Jetson FAQ

What is JetPack?

NVIDIA JetPack SDK is the most comprehensive solution for building AI applications. It bundles all the Jetson platform software, including TensorRT, cuDNN, CUDA Toolkit, VisionWorks, GStreamer, and OpenCV, all built on top of L4T with LTS Linux kernel. JetPack provides your Jetson Developer Kit with the latest OS image, libraries and APIs, samples, and documentation, as well as developer tools. See this link for more information.

Can Jetson developer kits be used as production systems or as part of a product?

No. Jetson developer kits are not for production use. The developer kit is used to develop and test software in a pre-production environment. Jetson modules are designed for deployment in a production environment throughout their operating lifetime.

 Jetson developer kitJetson module
Operating LifetimeNone specified5 or 10 year operating life in a production environment
Warranty1 year warranty for development use only3 year warranty 
AvailabilityNo guarantee of availability.
Order quantities may be limited.
No notice before EOL.
Available for at least 5 years (up to 10).
Built to forecast.
Last Time Buy notice before EOL.
BOMSeveral components may be non-production quality. Components may change without notification.Production rated components. Any changes are notified via PCN following JEDEC JESD-046 standard.
ValidationBasic functional validation in a constrained environment.Full functionality and reliability validation across environmental specification. Tests are listed in datasheet.
 Unless otherwise specified.

Are all the Jetson modules compatible?

All Jetson products are supported by NVIDIA software libraries such as CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT for accelerated AI applications. When software developed on one Jetson product is ported to another, new capabilities such as DLA engine acceleration may become available.

Jetson modules have many signals in common, but the connector pin-out and electromechanical footprints do vary. See the Jetson module Data Sheets and Product Design Guides for details. In summary:

  • Jetson Nano, Jetson TX2 NX, and Jetson Xavier NX modules are pin compatible.
  • These Jetson TX2 series modules are pin compatible: Jetson TX2, Jetson TX2 4GB, and Jetson TX2i
  • Jetson AGX Xavier series modules (Jetson AGX Xavier and the upcoming industrial version of the module) are pin compatible.

When designing a carrier board to support more than one of the modules listed as pin compatible, there may be some interface differences to note. See the Interface Comparison and Migration documents for details.

What changes for industrial environments does Jetson TX2i have compared to Jetson TX2?

FeatureJetson TX2Jetson TX2i
Shock140G, 2ms140G, 2ms
Vibration10Hz ~200Hz, 1g & 2g RMSRandom: 5g RMS 10 to 500Hz
Sinusoidal: 5g RMS 10 to 500Hz
Temp Range at module TTP-25°C – 80°C-40°C – 85°C
Humidity85°C / 85% RH, 168 hours-10°C to 65°C / 95% RH, 240 hours
Operating Life5 Years
(GB at 35C: MTBF=1,747,520 hours
GF at 35C: MTBF=1,066,851 hours)
10 Years
(GB at 45C: 2,505,155 hours Rt=0.9656
GF at 45C: 1,254,624 hours Rt=0.9326)
Misc Env TestingN/AMixed gas flow; dust settling; free fall drop
TDP15W20W

What camera modules are compatible with the Jetson platform?

Jetson has multiple interfaces for connecting a camera. That includes USB, Ethernet, and MIPI CSI-2. Jetson ecosystem partners provide camera modules to connect through available Jetson interfaces. These partners supply drivers and support for operation with the Jetpack SDK.

See the list of Jetson partner-supported cameras for a broad portfolio of cameras including SerDes-based solutions for longer cable lengths.

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