NVIDIA has unveiled the Jetson TX1 module – a credit card-sized supercomputer designed for new generation autonomous robots and drones.
With the Jetson TX1, NVIDIA aims to usher in a new wave of smart devices like drones that can navigate on their own, compact security systems that can identify suspicious activities, and robots that can do task tailored to individuals’ habits through machine learning.
According to NVIDIA, the Jetson TX1 “is the first embedded computer designed to process deep neural networks — computer software that can learn to recognize objects or interpret information.” It also boasts 1 teraflops of performance that is comparable to the fastest supercomputer from 15 years ago.
NVIDIA Jetson TX1 specs:
GPU: 1 teraflops, 256-core Maxwell architecture-based GPU offering best-in-class performance
CPU: 64-bit ARM A57 CPUs
Video: 4K video encode and decode
Camera: Support for 1400 megapixels/second
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4; 25.6 gigabits/second
Storage: 16GB eMMC
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: 802.11ac 2×2 Bluetooth ready
Networking: 1GB Ethernet
OS Support: Linux for Tegra
Size: 50mm x 87mm, slightly smaller than a credit card
The Jetson TX1 Developer Kit will be available for pre-order on November 12 for $599 in the US. The Jetson TX1 module will then be available in early 2016 for $299 from distributors around the world.