Figure 1. Jetson Nano Developer Kit (80x100mm), available now for $99
NVIDIA announced the Jetson Nano Developer Kit at the 2019 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC), a $99 computer available now for embedded designers, researchers, and DIY makers, delivering the power of modern AI in a compact, easy-to-use platform with full software programmability. Jetson Nano delivers 472 GFLOPS of compute performance with a quad-core 64-bit ARM CPU and a 128-core integrated NVIDIA GPU. It also includes 4GB LPDDR4 memory in an efficient, low-power package with 5W/10W power modes and 5V DC input, as shown in figure 1.
The newly released JetPack 4.2 SDK provides a complete desktop Linux environment for Jetson Nano based on Ubuntu 18.04 with accelerated graphics, support for NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit 10.0, and libraries such as cuDNN 7.3 and TensorRT 5.The SDK also includes the ability to natively install popular open source Machine Learning (ML) frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe, Keras, and MXNet, along with frameworks for computer vision and robotics development like OpenCV and ROS.
Full compatibility with these frameworks and NVIDIA’s leading AI platform makes it easier than ever to deploy AI-based inference workloads to Jetson. Jetson Nano brings real-time computer vision and inferencing across a wide variety of complex Deep Neural Network (DNN) models. These capabilities enable multi-sensor autonomous robots, IoT devices with intelligent edge analytics, and advanced AI systems. Even transfer learning is possible for re-training networks locally onboard Jetson Nano using the ML frameworks.
The Jetson Nano Developer Kit fits in a footprint of just 80x100mm and features four high-speed USB 3.0 ports, MIPI CSI-2 camera connector, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3, Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 Key-E module, MicroSD card slot, and 40-pin GPIO header. The ports and GPIO header works out-of-the-box with a variety of popular peripherals, sensors, and ready-to-use projects, such as the 3D-printable deep learning JetBot that NVIDIA has open-sourced on GitHub.