Nvidia Jetson TK1 is a development kit for users interested in the design of devices based on Tegra SoC K1 and, one year after its launch, has a successor. Nvidia is called Jetson TX1, it is obviously equipped with a latest Tegra processor X1 but, this time, Santa Clara gives the opportunity to buy a system-on-a-module full (and not only the kit). The new Jetson TX1 is now available for pre-order at a price of $ 599, with shipments as of November 16, but some users may purchase the “education” for $ 299.
Jetson TX1 in the “form”, the size of a credit card, will be on sale only in the first quarter of 2016 at a price of approximately $ 299 per unit for orders of 1000 pcs. And ‘therefore it assumes that it is resolved in large companies or startups with a major economic force, but not exclusively seen that those who want to buy a single Jetson TX1 can do so even if at the time was not yet determined the selling price. At the time prices and availability for the European market were not disclosed.
Technically, the module measures 50 x 87 mm and is equipped with an Nvidia Tegra processor X1 (ARM Cortex-A57) with Nvidia Maxwell 256 core, 4GB of memory LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC storage, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, support for Gigabit Ethernet over to a connector pin 400, to which one can connect any other hardware to implement each new features. In theory Jetson TX1 can be used for any arithmetic operation, but Nvidia recommended to buy it for the construction of drones, robots and other “intelligent” devices. And it is no coincidence: the high-performance graphics Tegra X1 provides the parallel processing power required for these implementations, consuming less than 10W (so you will not need a fan, a heat sink or a second battery on the end device ).
Other ideas? Yes, more complex projects, such as an oven “smart” or computers with advanced computational capabilities focused on “deep learning”, the search field of machine learning and artificial intelligence that is based on different levels of representation. In short, the only limit is your imagination