NVIDIA is the world market leader for computer vision and has launched an extremely compact, but at the same time very high-performance development platform on the market with the Jetson Xavier series. The NVIDIA Jetson NX offers up to 6 TeraFlops, whereas the AGX even has 11 TeraFlops.
The 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, CSI camera, RS232, CAN, PIO, I2C, I2S fans, and other rich peripheral interfaces on one small PCB. It has the same functional design and size as the carrier board of NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX DEVELOPER KIT. Basically, it 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 suitable for complicated AI graphical applications such as Automated Optical Inspection, In Video Action, Robot control, Drone, etc. Overall, A206 is ideal for software development within the Linux environment. Standard connectors are used to access Jetson Xavier NX features and interfaces, enabling a highly flexible and extensible development platform.
What are TeraFlops?
The performance is often specified in TeraFlops. FLOPS stands for "Floating Point Operations per Seconds", which represents the number of possible computing operations per second. The AGX can therefore handle eleven (11) trillion computing operations per second with its 11 TeraFlops. In conventional systems, this performance often can't be accessed because the rest of the peripherals are not capable of it, but not in the Jetson Xavier series - where everything is designed for maximum performance.