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NVIDIA Unveils Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module

Robotics and automation are increasingly used in industries such as
manufacturing, agriculture, construction, energy and government, but many
companies have struggled to incorporate the benefits of AI and deep learning
in the most demanding applications.

NVIDIA announces the release of the new Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module,
delivering the highest performance for AI embedded industrial and functional
safety applications in a power-efficient, rugged system-on-module. It’s
form-factor and pin-compatible with the Jetson AGX Xavier, and with up to
20X the performance and 4X the memory of Jetson TX2i, customers can bring
the latest AI models to their most demanding use cases.

With the new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module, NVIDIA is making it
possible to deploy AI at the edge in harsh environments where safety and
reliability is a critical priority.

Extending the capabilities of the Jetson AGX Xavier system-on-module, this
new industrial module allows developers to build advanced, AI-enabled
ruggedized systems. Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial is built for intelligent
video analytics, optical inspection, robotics, computer vision, autonomy and
AI in the toughest environments.

It comes in a compact, power-efficient design and reliably delivers up to 30
trillion operations per second (TOPS) of AI performance. Built with
components tested to demanding industrial standards and including new
functional safety capabilities, it’s able to withstand severe shock and
vibration and extreme temperature ranges. And its pin-, software- and
form-factor compatible with the existing Jetson AGX Xavier module, so
upgrading is easy.

Built for the Most Demanding Industrial Use Cases

The Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial is targeted for applications in industrial,
aerospace, defense, construction, agriculture, logistics, inventory
management, delivery, inspection and healthcare. Applications enabled across
these sectors include worker and site safety, site access and monitoring,
and inspection in hazardous and harsh environments, among others.

In the oil and gas industry, the Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial streamlines
anomaly and failure predictions at the edge by providing real-time insights
based on monitoring or inspection of pipelines, valves, equipment and
maintenance work. The extended reliability of the module allows it to be
used in safety, predictive maintenance and compliance and where equipment
remains always-on in changing environmental conditions.

In automobile manufacturing facilities, a factory producing more than 1,000
vehicles a day needs to inspect over 6 million welding points on the fly.
Using AI and computer vision on the Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial, it can
analyze process and quality data directly from weld guns, which reduces
inspection time, improves quality prediction and ultimately helps deliver
safer cars to consumers.

Another example was presented at GTC21, where AI-driven anomaly detection in
die-casting processes enables early prediction of product quality, avoiding
further process costs by up to 30 percent and decreasing defect rates by up
to 40 percent. The result is more efficient and safer processes, improving
productivity and return on investment.

Similarly, construction sites employ heavy equipment that must operate
reliably in various climates. Farms require tractors that can carry
fertilizers and herbicide sprayers, and harvest thousands of acres of crops
on various terrains. Unmanned aerial vehicles and drones can experience
extreme shock and vibration while flying in harsh environments.
Point-of-care ultrasounds and patient monitors require consistent operation
over long lifetimes.

Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial provides the features necessary to bring
autonomy to all of these machines.

Designed for Reliability, Safety and Security

Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial combines the supercomputing capabilities of the
Jetson AGX Xavier system-on-module with new reliability, availability and
serviceability features required to deploy AI in tough environments. These
include error correction codes, single error correction, double error
detection and parity protection to deliver internal RAM resilience, address
and data bus error detection and correction and IP resiliency in industrial
applications.

The module comes with functional safety capabilities supervised by the
Safety Cluster Engine (SCE), making it suitable for safety-certified
industrial-grade products. In addition, it has the same key accelerators and
high-speed I/Os included with Jetson AGX Xavier.

Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial features a 512-core NVIDIA Volta GPU with 64
Tensor Cores, two NVIDIA deep learning accelerators, two vision
accelerators, an eight-core NVIDIA Carmel Arm CPU, an encoder and decoder,
and more. The new SCE contains dual Arm Cortex-R5 processors that can be
used for integrated fault-detection mechanisms, lock-step subsystems and
enables built-in-system test. The Cortex-R5, which is in an always-on
domain, can be used for safety and error correction functions.

It also includes hardware-verified secure boot, hardware-accelerated
cryptography, support for encrypted storage, memory, and other security
features to protect customer software.

Check out the full specifications
<https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/autonomous-machines/embedded-systems/jetson-ag
x-xavier/
> .

Software Support to Easily Build and Manage Industrial AI Deployments

Powered by the NVIDIA CUDA-X accelerated computing stack and JetPack SDK
support, Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial is a fully software-defined platform
enabling cloud-native capabilities. NVIDIA’s CUDA-X acceleration, free
production-ready pretrained models on NGC <https://ngc.nvidia.com/>  and
NVIDIA Transfer Learning Toolkit
<https://developer.nvidia.com/transfer-learning-toolkit>  give developers
the fastest path to build and deploy deep learning and AI training and
inference systems.

With the use of Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial and JetPack, customers can
easily maintain and update ruggedized and safety critical systems in the
field using cloud-native technologies for orchestration and management.

Getting Started and Availability

The new Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module is available to order now
<https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/autonomous-machines/embedded-systems/jetson-ag
x-xavier/
>  and will be available in late July. Developers can start
building the smartest edge and embedded systems for their industrial
applications today using the Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit
<https://developer.nvidia.com/buy-jetson?product=jetson_agx_xavier&location=
US> , downloading JetPack <https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/jetpack>
and designing with all the documentation available on the NVIDIA Jetson site
<https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/downloads> .

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