New Carrier Custom Boards for NVIDIA Jetson Module Extending I/Os, Cameras, and Storage.

Virtual GTC Event was just happening on 8th November, where CEO Jensen Huang unveiled New AI Technologies & Products. GTC had caught many people’s eyes. At the same time, we are so thrilled and delighted to introduce some new members of Seeed’s NVIDIA series. 

Seeed has partnered with NVIDIA for several years to help distribute official NVIDIA Jetson series products. Considering that various scenarios of edge AI have to be satisfied by different forms of hardware structure, we also have developed and customized different carrier boards with NVIDIA Jetson Modules. 

Enjoy free shipping for orders over $499 with NVIDIA powered dev kits, clusters, carrier boards, and accessories! 

Here let us introduce Seeed’s new customization carrier board series work with NVIDIA Jetson Module, such as Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/TX2 NX, to extend the capabilities on Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, Machine Learning, Autonomous Robotics.

A carrier board is a hardware unit that complements a Computer on Module (CoM). Generally speaking, it has two basic functions, that is, to host the module and to provide extended peripherals, such as necessary interfaces and power supply. 

We released Jetson Mate ($169.00) which can carry up to 4 NVIDIA Jetson Nano/NX SoMs earlier this year and gained great feedback from companies that need clusters on their projects and research. There is an onboard 5-port Gigabit switch enabling the 4 SoMs to communicate with each other. All the 3 peripheral SoMs can be powered on or off separately. With it, developers can easily build their own Jetson Cluster. 

Considering that overheating is caused when the GPU is under heavy load, so we add a cooling fan and a case to make Jetson Mate Cluster Mini ($199.00)

If you would like to know more about clusters or edge AI, please refer to: 

A20x, a series of High-performance, Interface-rich NVIDIA Jetson Nano / Xavier NX/ TX2 NX Compatible Custom Carrier Boards

We develop A203, A205, and A206 in view of:

  • better replacement of the original carrier board in NVIDIA development kit 
  • various scenarios are constantly coming up

A206 has the same size as the official NVIDIA carrier board, but we add more peripherals to make it more powerful. Besides, A206 is compatible with both Nano and NX modules and allows you to freely switch between two NVIDIA modules on A206 carrier. 

We make A203 by reducing the size of the official NVIDIA carrier board while retaining all original peripherals and adding additional functional interfaces. Conversely, A205 is twice the size of the NVIDIA official carrier board and has 5 SATA interfaces. It gives A205 considerable storage space. 

A206, perfect replacement for NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX carrier custom board, compatible with both Jetson Nano and NX

A206 Carrier Board for Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/TX2 NX with compact function design and same size of NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX carrier board $199.00

A206 is the perfect replacement for NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX carrier board, and it allows you to freely switch between Nano and NX according to your need. 

A206 provides HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, M.2 key E wifi / BT, M.2 key M, CSI camera, RS232, CAN, PIO, I2C, I2S fans, and other rich peripheral interfaces. It has the same functional design and size as the carrier board of NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX DEVELOPER KIT.  

Basically, A206 can work with an NVIDIA Jetson module mentioned above to achieve graphic AI applications. To be more specific, with the NVIDIA Jetson Nan/Xavier NX/TX2 NX module assembled, it could support NVIDIA JetPack, which includes a board support package (BSP), Linux OS, NVIDIA CUDA®, cuDNN, and TensorRT™ software libraries for deep learning, computer vision, GPU computing, multimedia processing, and much more.

With its multiple camera connectors, it is also suitable for complicated AI graphical applications such as Automated Optical Inspection, In Video Action, Robot control, Drone, etc. 

A203, compact and all-in-one design, for end-to-end AI robot applications in Manufacturing, Logistics, Retails, Agriculture and more

A203 Carrier Board for Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/TX2 NX with compact size and rich ports (Wifi, Bluetooth, SSD supported, etc.) $179.00

It has an all-in-one design. In order to realize additional storage without increasing the overall volume, A203 uses M.2 key M SSD to replace SATA interfaces.  

Besides, A203 provides HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, USB 2.0 (w / OTG function) M.2 key E Wifi / BT, M.2 key M solid-state drive, CSI camera, RS232, SD card, CAN, PIO, I2C, I2S fans, and other rich peripheral interfaces which are suitable for narrow and small operation environment. 

It is also suitable for small size AI graphical applications such as smart-city IoT edge devices, NVR, Home robots, UAV, Unmanned boats, and Unmanned submarines which need to have lightweight, low power consumption, and small overall design.

A203 (Version 2) Carrier Board for Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/TX2 NX with compact size and rich ports (Wifi, Bluetooth, SSD supported, etc.)  $179.00

A203 Version 2 is an updated version of A203. It adds additional pins and one USB 3.0 20-pin ZIF Connector. 

It is still a high-performance, interface rich NVIDIA Jetson Nano / Xavier NX/TX2 NX compatible carrier board, providing HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, M.2 key E Wifi / BT, M.2 key M solid-state drive, CSI camera, RS232, SD card, CAN, PIO, I2C, I2S, fan, and other rich peripheral interfaces.

Besides the basic scenarios of A203, it can also be used in smart office, smart city, smart agriculture, and healthcare or robotics. 

A205, with 5 SATA and 6 CSI camera connections, good for Automated Optical Inspection, Drone, 3D modeling and more 

A205 Carrier Board for Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/TX2 NX with compact size and rich ports (6 CSI Camera, 2 HDMI, 5 SATA, M.2 key E supported, etc.) $349.00

Functionally speaking, there is not so much difference between A203 and A205, besides the storage. Compared with A203, A205 includes an AD/DC power adapter and has 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x HDMI, and  4x USB 3.0 Type-A (Integrated USB 2.0) and 1x USB 2.0 Type C(Support OTG). 

More importantly, A205 has up to 6 CSI camera connectors and up to 5 SSD connectors. Its rich SATA and CSI Camera interfaces make it good for Automated Optical Inspection, In Video Action, Robot control, Drone, 3D modeling etc.

EX1, 4G interface and Nano-SIM Card Slot provided, for outdoor projects with long-distance communication

EX1 Carrier Board for Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/TX2 NX with compact function design and same size of NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX carrier board (Pre-installed Wifi and supporting 4G & Nano-SIM card ) $199.00

The EX1 carrier board has nearly the same size as the carrier board in NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit, but it could work well with both Jetson Nano module and Jetson TX2 NX. 

It provides several connectors with industry-standard pinouts to support additional functionality beyond what is integrated on the main platform board. Due to the 4G interface and nano sim card slot provided, EX1 is pretty suitable for outdoor projects which need long-distance communication. 

It is suitable for intelligent edge devices such as urban smart parking lot management, robots, drones, smart cameras, and portable medical equipment. Also, it is good for portrait tracking and suspicious object detection in special fields. 

After learning and training, it can be deployed to image terminal guidance, underwater facility inspection, and rescue, etc. With the NVIDIA module and functional extension carrier board, people can quickly build efficient and high-performance video analysis applications and realize the rapid development and deployment of high-performance video recognition.

Jeston SUB Mini PC, up to 21 TOPS, 128GB SSD, WiFi, Antennas and Pre-installed JetPack System

Jetson SUB Mini PC with Jetson Xavier NX module, Aluminium case with cooling fan, 128GB SSD, WiFi, Antennas and pre-installed JetPack System $799.00

Besides carrier boards, we also release a Jetson SUB Mini PC with a Jetson Xavier NX module, which delivers up to 21 TOPS, making it ideal for high-performance compute and AI in embedded and edge systems. 

With the carrier board, heatsink preinstalled OS, and enclosure, you get your Jetson mini PC with the performance of 384 NVIDIA CUDA® Cores, 48 Tensor Cores, 6 Carmel ARM CPUs, and two NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerators (NVDLA) engines. 

Combined with over 59.7GB/s of memory bandwidth, video encoding, and decoding, these features make the module of Jetson SUB Mini PC (Jetson Xavier NX) the platform of choice to run multiple modern neural networks in parallel and process high-resolution data from multiple sensors simultaneously.

That’s not all about our NVIDIA series product, we will keep publishing more NVIDIA-related products to benefit the community. Every NVIDIA Carrier Board here has advantages and disadvantages so do pick one according to your needs!

What are your thoughts on all these NVIDIA Carrier Boards? Which one do you think is best in your opinion? Share your thoughts with us down in the comments below!

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