Nvidia Announces Jetson TX1 Module For Smarter Devices
Nvidia unveiled a new credit card sized module today by the name of Jetson TX1 to help hardware manufacturers make their products ‘smarter’ through machine learning.
The module is aimed to have an impact on development times of smart devices, such as drones, to lessen their training time for autonomous functions, even as complex as navigating dense forest areas, security surveillance that can scan and identify suspicious behavior from a person within a crowd, and having robots tailored to specific jobs.
The Jetson TX1 is supposed to be the world’s first embedded computer built to process information from various sources by recognizing objects or interpret a variety of information input. The module is a successor to Nvidia’s TK1 embedded system and boasts a performance of one teraflop with just 10 watts of power requirement.
The module also has built-in connectivity options for Ethernet and 802.11ac wireless connectivity. It is also capable of video encoding and decoding up to 4K thanks to 64-bit ARM A57 CPU support and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
“Jetson TX1 will enable a new generation of incredibly capable autonomous devices, they will navigate on their own, recognize objects and faces, and become increasingly intelligent through machine learning. It will enable developers to create industry-changing products,” said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of Nvidia’s Tegra division.
Jetson TX1 will be available simply as a standalone module as well as Developer Kit for hobbyists and will be priced $299 and $599 respectively. The developer kit comes with Linux pre-installed in it and interested people can start placing their pre orders starting November 12th. The module itself is set to ship sometime in the 1st quarter of 2016.