Earlier in the year, NVIDIA released the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit, a $399 developer board aimed at artificial intelligence development. While the device offered 8GB of RAM, it does run nearly $400. The recently announced Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit is here to try to fill a middle ground in both price and specs. The new nano computer, which is also intended for artificial intelligence development, has scaled down specs, including only 2 GB of RAM. It falls below the standard NVIDIA Jetson Nano which comes with 4GB of RAM but is obviously more powerful and more focused than a Raspberry Pi.
Now, what is this device for? It is entirely designed for hands-on, real-world learning, experimenting, and developing in the artificial intelligence world. Like its two bigger siblings, the Jetson Nano 2GB is designed to accommodate a number of NVIDIA's in-house AI code, such as pre-trained AI models from NVIDIA NGC. It also works along with the NVIDIA JetBot AI robot platform. This makes the developer board incredibly attractive for small artificial intelligence projects.
One of the best enhancements that this new board has over its siblings is a USB-C power port. Previous models, including the larger Nano and the Xavier NX, use a proprietary plug, meaning that it is harder to power in a mobile scenario. With USB-C power, you can use it on a mobile robot, or in a portable environment with just a standard battery pack.
The NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit is not available yet, but is listed on Amazon with the ability to be notified when it is available.
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