Year 2019
May 2019

NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i/AGX Xavier™ Carriers with & without Data Acquisition

May 07, 2019

Diamond Systems has introduced a family of solutions for delivering AI-at-the-edge high performance computing solutions based on Nvidia® Jetson™ TX2, TX2i and AGX Xavier™ modules. The family includes three carrier boards as well as a finished system housed in an ultra-compact enclosure. These solutions target a range of industrial and military applications, with a focus on harsh environments such as vehicles and other outdoor applications.

Diamond’s carriers bring out the unique characteristics of the Jetson™ family of computer modules while enhancing them with additional I/O and features.

Ziggy™ and Jethro™ carriers are designed to work with the Jetson™ TX2 and TX2i system-on-modules (SoM), while Elton™ provides a platform for implementing solutions with the AGX Xavier™ high-end module. In keeping with Diamond’s “Rugged I/O” and “2-in-1” philosophies, all products feature data acquisition capability, maximum feature density, and wide temperature operation combined with shock and vibration resistance. Particularly noteworthy among the Diamond family is the full-fledged PCI/104-Express expansion socket present on the Elton carrier. Unique in the Nvidia® ecosystem, Elton bridges the emerging world of AI/ML technology with the long-life, highly successful, rugged industrial embedded computing ecosystem of PC/104.

Elton provides support for PCI-104, PCIe/104 type 2 (x8 lane), and PCIe/104 OneBank expansion modules (4 x1 lanes), enabling rapid creation of truly rugged, custom-configured, high performance, PCIe-based solutions using off-the-shelf I/O modules from a large number of manufacturers worldwide.

The Diamond family features a compact and cost-effective yet full-featured data acquisition circuit with analog input, analog output, and digital I/O to interface to the “real world” of analog and digital sensors and controls. A programming library provides support for rapid development of custom applications, while a ready-to-run application with graphical user interface provides convenient real-time control of the data acquisition I/O as well as data logging.