NVIDIA unveils the Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit today, and it’s designed specially for teaching and learning AI by creating hands-on projects in such areas as robotics and intelligent IoT. Best of all, despite its $59 price tag, this tiny computer is still supported by the NVIDIA JetPack SDK, which comes with NVIDIA container runtime and a full Linux software development environment. Read more for two hands-on videos and additional information.
The JetPack SDK enables developers to package their applications for Jetson with all its dependencies into a single container that is designed to work in any deployment. Plus, it’s powered by the same NVIDIA CUDA-X accelerated computing stack used to create breakthrough AI products in such fields as self-driving cars, industrial IoT, healthcare, smart cities and lots more.
- The NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit delivers the compute performance to run modern AI workloads at unprecedented size, power, and cost. Developers, learners, and makers can now run AI frameworks and models for applications like image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing.
- The developer kit can be powered by micro-USB and comes with extensive I/Os, ranging from GPIO to CSI. This makes it simple for developers to connect a diverse set of new sensors to enable a variety of AI applications. And it is incredibly power-efficient, consuming as little as 5 watts.
- Jetson Nano is also supported by 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. The software is even available using an easy-to-flash SD card image, making it fast and easy to get started.
- The same JetPack SDK is used across the entire NVIDIA Jetson family of products and is fully compatible with NVIDIA’s world-leading AI platform for training and deploying AI software. This proven software stack reduces complexity and overall effort for developers.
While today’s students and engineers are programming computers, in the near future they’ll be interacting with, and imparting AI to, robots. The new Jetson Nano is the ultimate starter AI computer that allows hands-on learning and experimentation at an incredibly affordable price,” said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of Edge Computing at NVIDIA.