NVIDIA introduced new developer platforms to power the next generation robotics and autonomous vehicles. NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the Jetson AGX Xavier (robotics) and DRIVE AGX Xavier (self-driving cars) at the visitor’s GTC Japan event.
The Jetson AGX Xavier includes a small computer module capable of up to 32 TOPs (trillion operations per 2nd) and multiple operating modes at 10W, 15W and 30W. NVIDIA says the Jetson AGX Xavier has greater than 10x the energy efficiency of its predecessor.
Jetson AGX Xavier also supports a total software stack for developing and deploying AI applications through the NVIDIA JetPack SDK, which includes the latest versions of CUDA, cuDNN and TensorRT. The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit is bachelor now for $two,499. Members of NVIDIA’s Developer Program are eligible to receive their first kit for $1,299.
“Nippon is driving the world of robotics in numerous industries – from factory automation to structure to manufacturing,” says Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of Democratic Machines at NVIDIA. “The country’southward most of import companies in this space are adopting Jetson AGX Xavier to usher in a new era of robotics.
Some of those companies already adopting Jetson AGX Xavier include FANUC, Komatsu, Musashi Seimitsu and Kawada Technologies. Yamaha is as well using Jetson AGX Xavier to power its upcoming autonomous machines, which includes unmanned agriculture vehicles, concluding-mile democratic vehicles and autonomous marine products.
Yamaha says these unmanned agriculture robots and drones are vital because of Japan’s aging population, where the boilerplate worker is 66.6 years old and the workforce has declined more than thirty percentage from 2010, according to the Japan Ministry of Agriculture. The agriculture robots and drones will help spray farmland, pick fruits, and transport harvested crops and equipment. Yamaha expects to begin testing these devices in 2022, with the goal of a public launch shortly after.
Jetson AGX Xavier’due south 16GB of 256-fleck LPDDR4x memory provides 137GB/due south of bandwidth are designed for AI-powered vision and multimedia applications processing high-bandwidth sensors like Hd cameras and LIDARs with depression latency. It tin can encode up to 4 4Kp60 streams and decode ii 8Kp30 with hardware video codecs. High-bandwidth I/O includes 16x MIPI CSI-2 lanes to connect vi sensors straight or upwardly to 36 virtual channels, 8x SLVS-EC lanes, and v PCIe Gen four controllers (i×8, one×4, ane×two, two×1) with support for root complex and endpoint modes.
The Jetson AGX Xavier embedded compute module measures 100x87mm and utilizes a high density 699-pin board-to-board connector for breaking out the I/O signals to carrier boards and user-defined systems.
NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier
For autonomous vehicles, the NVIDIA Drive AGX Xavier Developer Kit comes with a DRIVE AGX Xavier machine computer, forth with a vehicle harness to connect the platform to the machine, international power supply, camera sensor and other accessories. The platform runs the NVIDIA DRIVE Software 1.0 release, which incorporates a range of operations necessary for self-driving, including data drove, obstruction and path perception, advanced commuter monitoring and in-vehicle visualization.
The release includes DriveWorks modules for a sensor brainchild layer, likewise equally estimator vision and image processing libraries that streamline autonomous driving development. The platform is open up, enabling companies to build their own applications on the base software, and heighten information technology via over-the-air-updates.
The NVIDIA Bulldoze AGX Xavier Developer Kit will exist available on October 1. No price has been given.