March 22, 2022

NVIDIA Jetson agx orin400x275NVIDIA has announced the availability of its Jetson AGX Orin developer kit, a compact and energy-efficient AI supercomputer for advanced robotics, autonomous machines and the next generation of embedded and edge computing systems.

Jetson AGX Orin delivers 275 trillion operations per second (TOPS), giving customers more than eight times the processing power of its predecessor, Jetson AGX Xavier. NVIDIA said it does this while maintaining the same palm-sized form factor and pin compatibility, and all at a similar price. The system includes the NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU, Arm Cortex-A78AE CPUs, next-generation deep learning and vision accelerators, high-speed interfaces, faster memory bandwidth and multimodal sensor support to feed multiple, concurrent AI application pipelines.

“As AI transforms manufacturing, healthcare, retail, transportation, smart cities and other essential sectors of the economy, demand for processing continues to surge,” said Deepu Talla, vice president of embedded and edge computing at NVIDIA. “A million developers and more than 6,000 companies have already turned to Jetson. The availability of Jetson AGX Orin will supercharge the efforts of the entire industry as it builds the next generation of robotics and edge AI products.”

Customers using Jetson AGX Orin can leverage the full NVIDIA CUDA-X accelerated computing stack, NVIDIA JetPack SDK, pretrained models from the NVIDIA NGC catalog and the latest frameworks and tools for application development and optimization such as NVIDIA Isaac on Omniverse, NVIDIA Metropolis, and NVIDIA TAO Toolkit. NVIDIA said this reduces time and cost for production-quality AI deployments, allowing developers to access the largest, most complex models needed to solve robotics and edge AI challenges in 3D perception, natural language understanding, multisensor fusion and more.

The company said Jetson AGX Orin has received strong feedback from the robotics and embedded computing ecosystem, including Microsoft Azure, John Deere, Medtronic Digital Surgery, AWS, Hyundai Robotics, JD.com, Komatsu, Meituan and many more.

“With the global population expected to reach nearly 10 billion people by 2050, farmers have a steep challenge of feeding the world and they can’t do it alone, said Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer at John Deere. “With less available land and labor, and many variables to work through, deploying and scaling advanced technology like autonomy is key to building a continually smart, evolving and more efficient farm. Our fully autonomous tractor, featuring two NVIDIA Jetson GPUs for quick and accurate image classification at the edge, will be on farms this year, supporting farmers in overcoming challenges and providing for our growing world.”

The Jetson embedded computing partner ecosystem encompasses a broad range of services and products, including cameras and other multimodal sensors, carrier boards, hardware design services, AI and system software, developer tools and custom software development. The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin developer kit is available now at $1,999, with production modules available in the fourth quarter starting at $399, NVIDIA said.

For more details, visit NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Orin website here.