NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Unveils Credit Card-Sized Platform for Drones, Robots


NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has launched Jetson TX2 platform for intelligent factory robots, commercial drones, and smart cameras.

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The credit card-sized platform offers twice the performance of its predecessor and runs larger, deeper neural networks on edge devices, the company said.

“Jetson TX2 brings powerful AI capabilities at the edge, making possible a new class of intelligent machines,” Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA, said in a statement. “These devices will enable intelligent video analytics that keep our cities smarter and safer, new kinds of robots that optimize manufacturing, and new collaboration that makes long-distance work more efficient.”

Jetson is an open platform that is accessible to anyone for developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions at the edge. It can be used by enterprise companies, startups, researchers and high school students.

Jetson enables Cisco to add AI features such as facial and speech recognition to its Cisco Spark products that connect everyone, everywhere. It allows Cisco to drive new experiences and remove the barriers between physical and virtual spaces.

Price and Availability

The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Developer Kit – which includes the carrier board and Jetson TX2 module – can be preordered for $599 in the United States and Europe. Shipping will begin March 14.

The platform will be available in other regions in the coming weeks. The Jetson TX2 module will be available in the second quarter for $399 from NVIDIA and its distributors around the world. The price of the Jetson TX1 Developer Kit has been reduced to $499.

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