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The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module is launched as the world’s first AI computer for autonomous machines

By Wong Chung Wee - on 14 Dec 2018, 12:46pm

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module is launched as the world’s first AI computer for autonomous machines

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NVIDIA has just launched its new Jetson AGX Xavier module and is positioned as the world’s first AI computer for next-generation autonomous machines. The module is also touted as one of the most sophisticated system on chip (SoC) platform. The entire platform is made up six processors and hardware accelerators that include an 8-core Carmel ARM64 CPU, a Volta Tensor Core GPU that sports 512 CUDA Tensor Cores, multimedia engines, an integrated signal processor with native full-range HDR, a vision accelerator and dual NVDLA deep learning accelerators.

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This multitude of onboard hardware allows the Jetson AGX Xavier module to receive and process data streams from a wide variety of attached sensors. The collection of different hardware systems allows for processing redundancy. This redundancy is then used to crosscheck compute processing results from the different component systems to reduce the possibility of compute errors.

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The Jetson AGX Xavier module can perform its compute processes with comparatively lower power requirements that range from 10 to 30W. NVIDIA also took the chance to renew its Jetson TX2 series with the introduction of the new Jetson TX2 4GB SKU.

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NVIDIA is committed to the development of the software stack used by the Jetson SoC series with the announcement of its new Jetpack and Deepstream software. The Deepstream framework is suited for video analytics software development and it also allows for quick deployment. The Jetpack SDK multimedia API encompasses a wider range of systems that include AI deep learning, computer vision, graphics, and video capture. The single unified software stack of Jetpack and Deepstream is supported across all versions of the Jetson SoC family.

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The early adopters of Jetson AGX Xavier have deployed the SoC platform to AI software services, hardware and design services as well as to edge computing systems and sensors. The Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit is on sale now for US$1,099 from NVIDIA partners.

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