Embedded intelligence [CANSEC17D1]

31 May 2017

Connect Tech (Booth 607) is displaying three new carrier boards – Cogswell, Spacely and Sprocket – for the new NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and existing Jetson TX1 products.

The high-performance, low-power NVIDIA Jetson platform brings real-time artificial intelligence (AI) performance to edge devices, ranging from robots and drones to enterprise collaboration devices and intelligent cameras.

Cogswell is said to be ideal for use with Gigabit Ethernet vision cameras (GigE Vision) and includes a total of five Gigabit Ethernet ports. Four of these ports can be used for IEEE 802.3af (PoE) 15.4W power sourcing or two of these ports can be used for IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) 25.5W power sourcing.

Additionally, the Cogswell carrier enables HDMI video, CAN, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB OTG, Mini-PCIe/mSATA expansion, and two RS-232 serial ports.

Spacely targets unmanned vehicles and other applications where situational awareness is critical. It enables users to simultaneously capture up to 6 MIPI CSI-2 cameras as well as offering built-in expansion for a GPS/GNSS module. It includes a multi-I/O port specifically designed to enable easy connection to OEM autopilots such as the Pixhawk. Other onboard interconnects include 2x GbE, 1x HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB OTG, as well as miniPCIe and mSATA expansion.

Sprocket is the company’s smallest and lowest profile solution at only $99. Sprocket and Jetson TX2 or TX1 can be mounted flat in the smallest of areas, perfect for space-constrained payloads such as drones. Designed to match the NVIDIA Jetson module form factor, Sprocket’s design includes 1x USB OTG, 1x MIPI CSI-2 Input, 2x 3.3V UART, 2x I2C, and 4x GPIO.

“Connect Tech’s extensive Jetson product line enables developers everywhere to quickly deploy Jetson-powered solutions to the field,” said Murali Gopalakrishna, head of product management, intelligent machines at NVIDIA.

The Guelph, Ontario-based company is also promoting the first commercial-off-the-shelf COM Express Type 7 carrier board, and the new SMARC 2.0 carrier board.

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