Nvidia launches Jetson TX1 module for drones, autonomous cars

Nvidia’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) credit card-sized Jetson TX1 sports a Tegra X1 processor containing ARM’s high-end Cortex-A57 CPU cores and a 256-core Maxwell GPU. It also features  4GB of DRAM, 16GB of NAND flash, and support for Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Nvidia asserts the TX1 is “the first embedded computer designed to process deep neural networks,” and that it leverages machine learning to “perform complex tasks such as recognizing images, processing conversational speech, or analyzing a room full of furniture and finding a path to navigate across it.” The module is aimed at drones, robots, autonomous vehicles, and other hardware for which self-learning capabilities are a prerequisite or at least a useful feature. It launches in early 2016 at a $299 MSRP (minimum volume of 1K). A $599 dev. kit…


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