NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) just started on October 5 at 06:00 PDT. During the keynote by Jensen Huang, he announced the brand new NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB Developer Kit, starting from only $54.
Developers and AI enthusiasts can get their hands on the same CUDA-X™ software and tools with NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB at a lower price to easily create projects with fast and efficient AI using the entire GPU-accelerated NVIDIA software stack.
Let’s take a closer look at the new NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB Developer Kit. Besides it’s lower price and half of the memory of Jetson Nano 4GB, what are the other differences?
Comparison between Jetson Nano 2GB and Jetson Nano 4GB
|Jetson Nano Developer Kit B01||Jetson Nano Developer Kit 2GB|
|GPU||128-core Maxwell||128-core Maxwell|
|CPU||Quad-core ARM A57 @ 1.43 GHz||Quad-core ARM A57 @ 1.43 GHz|
|Memory||4GB 64-bit LPDDR4 25.6 GB/s||2GB 64-bit LPDDR4 25.6 GB/s|
|Storage||microSD (not included)||microSD (card not included)|
|Video Encode||4K @ 30 | 4x 1080p @ 30 | 9x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)||4K @ 30 | 4x 1080p @ 30 | 9x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)|
|Video Decode||4K @ 60 | 2x 4K @ 30 | 8x 1080p @ 30 | 18x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)||4K @ 60 | 2x 4K @ 30 | 8x 1080p @ 30 | 18x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)|
|Camera||2x MIPI CSI-2 DPHY lanes||1x MIPI CSI-2 D-PHY lanes|
|Connectivity||Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 Key E||Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 Key E, Optional 802.11ac Wireless Adapter|
|Display||HDMI and display port||HDMI|
|USB||4x USB 3.0, 1×USB 2.0 Micro-B||1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 , 1×USB 2.0 Micro-B|
|Others||GPIO, I2C, I²S, SPI, UART||GPIO, I2C, I²S, SPI, UART|
|Mechanical||100 mm x 80 mm x 29 mm||100 mm x 80 mm x 29 mm|
As we can see from the table, the new Jetson Nano 2GB only has one MIPI CSI-2 D-PHY lane only. Also, Jetson Nano 2GB got rid of the display port and only leave the HDMI port to connect to external displays. USB connectors are also changed. Only one USB 3.0 and one more USB 2.0. For wireless connectivity, Jetson Nano 2GB has another version that is bundled with an 802.11ac Wireless Adapter.