Jetson TX1 Developer kit from Nvidia

Jetson TX1

Nvidia Jetson TX1 is the world’s leading visual computing platform for GPU accelerated processing in Mobile embedded system market. It is an example for low power and high performance computing platform. The development board looks familiar to the Micro-controller Aurdino, raspberry pi. But it is much more than the micro-controller.

Jetson TX1

It is basically powered by Nvidia GPU for acceleration process in embedded applications. It is a supercomputer which fits on the module that is the size of Credit Card. It features new Maxwell Architecture which comprises of 256 CUDA cores(CUDA is named for a Graphics core architecture, which is used by developers for programming) and 64-bit CPU cores. It includes the latest technology for deep learning, computer vision, GPU computing and graphics which is an ideal solution for Embedded computing.

Jetson TX1 Module 

  • Nvidia maxwell GPU with 256 CUDA cores
  • Quad-core ARM cortex A57 MPcore processor
  • 4 GB LPDDR4 memory
  • 16 GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage
  • connects to 802.11 wifi and bluetooth enabled devices
  • 5 MP Fixed Focus MIPI CSI Camera


  • Power On/Off
  • Reset
  • Force Recovery
  • User-Defined

I/O ports

  • USB 3.0 Type A
  • USB 2.0 Micro AB (supports recovery and host mode)
  • HDMI
  • M.2 Key E
  • PCI-E x4
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Full-Size SD
  • SATA Data and Power
  • GPIOs, I2C, I2S, SPI
  • TTL UART with Flow Control
  • Display Expansion Header
  • Camera Expansion Header
JETSON TX1 Developer Kit

The Development Board kit is the full-featured platform for visual computing. It comes pre-flashed with linux environment. Down below, you can have the look at the Jetson TX1 developer board

Jetson TX1 development board

KIT contents
  • NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Developer Board
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • USB Micro-B to USB A Cable
  • USB Micro-B to Female USB A Cable
  • Rubber Feet (4)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Booklet
  • Antennas to connect to Wi-Fi enabled devices

Jetson TX1 developer kit is available in USA @ $600


The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Developer Kit gives you everything you need to unlock the power of the GPU for embedded systems applications. The TK1 board even provide more features to unlock the potential from the GPU. There are more no. of ports used in TK1 development Kit. NVIDIA delivers the entire BSP and software stack, including CUDA, OpenGL 4.4, and Tegra-accelerated OpenCV.

Jetson TX1 and jetson TK1

KIT Contents
  • Tegra K1 SOC
  1. NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 CUDA Cores
  2. NVIDIA 4-Plus-1 Quad-Core
    ARM Cortex-A15 CPU
  • 2 GB x16 Memory with 64-bit Width
  • 16 GB 4.51 eMMC Memory
  • 1 Half Mini-PCIE Slot
  • 1 Full-Size SD/MMC Connector
  • 1 Full-Size HDMI Port
  • 1 USB 2.0 Port, Micro AB
  • 1 USB 3.0 Port, A
  • 1 RS232 Serial Port
  • 1 ALC5639 Realtek Audio Codec with Mic
    In and Line Out
  • RTL8111GS Realtek GigE LAN
  • 1 SATA Data Port
  • SPI 4 MByte Boot Flash

Where it can be used?

  • Drones
  • Autonomous robotic system
  • Advanced driver assistance systems
  • Mobile medical imaging

Jetson TK1 Developer kit is available only in USA @ $192

Developers, hobbyist who are completely into Automation and developing application based on Raspberry pi and Arduino can read more about this Nvidia Tegra-based board and learn to develop more applications. It is specially designed for implementing A.I. concepts like deep learning in the fields of making Drones, automation and medical Imaging.

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