NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Targets Autonomous Machines

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 products.

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 neural networks.

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 more.

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 performance.

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.

Industry Support
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 its operations.

“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 architecture.

The Jetson AGX Xavier module is available today from distributors worldwide. Volume pricing of quantities of 1,000+ units is $1,099.

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