Bringing new artificial intelligence and robotics applications and products to market, or supporting existing ones, can be challenging for developers and enterprises, said NVIDIA Corp. The company today announced that the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin 32GB production module is now available.
Nearly three-dozen technology providers in the NVIDIA Partner Network worldwide are offering products powered by the new module, which provides up to a 6x performance leap over the previous generation, said NVIDIA.
With a wide range of offerings from Jetson partners, developers can build and deploy Orin-powered systems sporting cameras, sensors, software, and connectivity suited for edge AI, robotics, AI of things (AIoT), and embedded applications, said the company.
Production-ready systems with options for peripherals enable customers to tackle challenges in industries ranging from manufacturing, retail, and construction to agriculture, logistics, healthcare, smart cities, last-mile delivery, and more.
Jetson AGX Orin to help build AI-driven products faster
Traditionally, developers and engineers have been limited in their ability to handle multiple concurrent data streams for complex application environments, said NVIDIA. They’ve faced strict latency requirements, energy-efficiency constraints, and issues with high-bandwidth wireless connectivity. And they need to be able to easily manage over-the-air software updates.
Robotics developers have also been forced to include multiple chips in their designs to harness the compute resources needed to process diverse, ever-growing amounts of data. NVIDIA said Jetson AGX Orin is designed to address all of these challenges.
The Jetson AGX Orin developer kit, capable of up to 275 trillion operations per second (TOPS), supports multiple concurrent AI application pipelines with an NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU, next-generation deep learning and vision accelerators, high-speed I/O, and fast memory bandwidth.
With the new module, customers can develop systems using the largest and most complex AI models to solve problems such as natural language understanding, 3D perception, and multisensor fusion.
Jetson AGX Orin production modules. Source: NVIDIA
NVIDIA to offer multiple modules
The four Jetson Orin-based production modules, which NVIDIA announced at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC), are designed to offer customers a full range of server-class AI performance.
The Jetson AGX Orin 32GB module is available to purchase now, while the 64GB version will be available in November. Two Orin NX production modules are coming later this year, said NVIDIA.
The production systems are supported by the NVIDIA Jetson software stack, which has enabled thousands of enterprises and millions of developers to build and deploy fully accelerated AI solutions on Jetson.
On top of the JetPack software development kit (SDK), which includes the NVIDIA CUDA-X accelerated stack, Jetson Orin supports multiple NVIDIA platforms and frameworks such as Isaac for robotics, DeepStream for computer vision, and Riva for natural language understanding.
Orin also supports TAO Toolkit to accelerate model development with pretrained models and Metropolis, an application framework, set of developer tools, and partner ecosystem that brings visual data and AI together to improve operational efficiency and safety across industries.
Customers can bring their next-generation edge AI and robotics applications to market much faster by first emulating any Jetson Orin-based production module on the Jetson AGX Orin developer kit, said NVIDIA.
Jetson partner ecosystem, developer community expand
More than 1 million developers and over 6,000 companies are building commercial products on the NVIDIA Jetson computing platform to create and deploy autonomous machines and edge AI applications.
With over 150 members, the growing Jetson ecosystem of partners offers a range of support, including for AI software; hardware and application design services; cameras, sensors, and peripherals; developer tools; and development systems.
Some 30 partners offer commercially available products powered by the new Jetson AGX Orin module, which can support cutting-edge applications and accelerate time to market, claimed NVIDIA.
Developers looking for carrier boards and full hardware systems will find a range of options from AAEON, Auvidea, Connect Tech, MiiVii, Plink, Realtimes, and TZTEK to serve their needs.
Over 350 cameras and sensors are available from Allied Vision, Appropho, Basler AG, eCon Systems, Framos, Leopard Imaging, LIPS, Robosense, Shenzhen Sensing, Stereolabs, Thundersoft, Unicorecomm and Velodyne. These can support challenging indoor/outdoor lighting conditions, as well as capabilities like lidars for mapping, localization, and navigation in robotics and autonomous machines.
For comprehensive software support like device management, operating systems such as Yocto and Realtime OS, AI software and toolkits, developers can look to Allxon, Cogniteam, Concurrent Realtime, Deci.AI, DriveU, Novauto, RidgeRun, and Sequitur Labs.
And for connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6/6E, LTE, and 5G, developers can check out the product offerings from Telit, Quectel, Infineon and Silex.
NVIDIA said its new Jetson AGX Orin 32GB production module is available in the Jetson store from retail and distribution partners worldwide.
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