Product News: NVIDIA’s Jetson AGX Orin developer kit

March 23, 2022
Promises to advance robotics and edge AI.

NVIDIA's Jetson AGX Orin developer kit

NVIDIA announced the availability of the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin developer kit, an AI computer for advanced robotics, autonomous machines, and  embedded and edge computing.

Jetson AGX Orin delivers 275 trillion operations per second, giving customers over 8x the processing power of its predecessor, Jetson AGX Xavier, while maintaining the same palm-sized form factor and pin compatibility, per its maker. It features an 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 theNVIDIA 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. 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, notes NVIDIA.

“We are extending the powerful Microsoft Azure platform to the intelligent edge. Combining Azure’s advanced capabilities with performance and software development tools such as NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin helps give developers a seamless experience to easily build, deploy and operate production-ready AI applications,” said Roanne Sones, corporate vice president, Microsoft Azure Edge + Platforms.

The Jetson embedded computing partner ecosystem encompasses a broad range of services and products, claims its maker, including cameras and other multimodal sensors, carrier boards, hardware design services, AI and system software, developer tools and custom software development.