NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Targets
December 28, 2018
Delivery robots that speed orders
right to your door. Manufacturing robots that collaborate with humans.
Handheld DNA sequencers that help scientists save crops from disease.
These machines are among the first to
make the leap from sci-fi into reality, thanks to the latest advances in
the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier platform.
And the massive AI capabilities powering them is moving within reach of
a multitude of devices with the availability today of the Jetson AGX
Xavier module, the latest addition to the Jetson TX2 and TX1 family of
Developers can use Jetson AGX Xavier to build the autonomous machines
that will solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and help
transform a broad range of industries. Millions are expected to come
onto the market in the years ahead.
Workstation Performance, Clock-Radio Energy Consumption
The Jetson AGX Xavier module can serve as the powerful brain behind any
bot you dream up. It delivers the performance of a workstation server in
a computer that fits in the palm of your hand.
Consuming as little as 10 watts — about as much as a clock radio — the
module enables companies to go into volume production with applications
developed on the Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit, bringing next-gen
robots and other autonomous machines to life.
Software Makes Hard Impact
The Jetson AGX Xavier module leverages NVIDIA’s world-class AI platform,
which is used for numerous AI applications. This includes a complete set
of tools and workflows to help developers quickly train and deploy
It supports applications developed with the JetPack and DeepStream
software development kits. JetPack is NVIDIA’s SDK for autonomous
machines and includes support for AI, computer vision, multimedia and
The DeepStream SDK for Jetson AGX Xavier enables streaming analytics,
bringing AI to IoT and smart city applications. Developers can build
multi-camera and multi-sensor applications to detect and identify
objects of interest, such as vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
These SDKs save developers and companies time and money, while making it
easy to add new features and functionality to machines to improve
With this combination of new hardware and software, it’s now possible to
deploy AI-powered robots, drones, intelligent video analytics
applications and other intelligent devices at scale.
Early users of Jetson AGX Xavier are praising its incredible processing
capability and power efficiency.
It’s central to handling DNA sequencing in real time for Oxford Nanopore,
a U.K. medical technology startup.
“We’re using Jetson AGX Xavier for our MinIT hand-held AI supercomputer,
which is used to perform real-time analyses with the MinION, a powerful
handheld DNA sequencer,” said Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore.
“MinIT can be nearly 10 times more powerful than standard laptops and
brings portable, real-time sequencing to more people in more locations.”
And Japan’s DENSO, a global auto parts maker, believes that Jetson AGX
Xavier will be key to helping it introduce a new wave of efficiency into
“DENSO can leverage its long history in auto parts manufacturing to
bring AI to factories, boosting productivity and efficiency while
increasing workplace safety,” said Katsuhiko Sugito, executive director
of DENSO Corp. “We believe that Jetson AGX Xavier will be the key
platform driving this initiative.”
NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier family
The Jetson AGX Xavier module brings accelerated computing capability to
the Jetson family, which includes solutions at different performance
levels and prices to suit a variety of autonomous robotic applications.
The Jetson TX2 embedded module for edge AI applications now comes in
three versions: Jetson TX2, Jetson TX2i and the newly available, lower
cost Jetson TX2 4GB. Jetson TX1-based products can migrate to the more
powerful Jetson TX2 4GB at the same price.
NVIDIA developer kits are also available for each member of the Jetson
family. With these kits, companies can create and deploy multiple
applications for a variety of use cases, using one unified software
The Jetson AGX Xavier module is available today from distributors
worldwide. Volume pricing of quantities of 1,000+ units is $1,099.