About the term 'flash'

Hello,

It is said to flash Jetson.
Can you explain the term flashing in a more intuitive word?

Can I say, for example,‘os installation’?

How does Jetson know the name? It asks for the origin of the Jetson name.

Thank you.

Hi neuezeal,

The “flash” means a behavior to put the OS image on device eMMC.
If you want to say “OS installation”, it’s no problem, but we call it"flash" here.

What is “How does Jetson know the name? It asks for the origin of the Jetson name.”?
Please be more specific of your questions, and most answer can be found in the development guide - https://docs.nvidia.com/jetson/l4t/index.html

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Hello,

I’m asking how the jetson family was named in the jetson family.

Thank you.

Hi neuezeal,

There was discussed at project team meeting to decide, no special naming rule.

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FYI, there was a cartoon long ago (1960s?) called “The Jetsons”. It was about the future when robots and technology take over the hard work.

Also, historically, “flash” was used as a term for programming solid state memory. Not the eMMC of today, but ROMs or EEPROMs or other memory where data was set up, and then a “strobe” signal was briefly flashed to make the data stick. Embedded systems do not have a BIOS like a desktop PC, and although eMMC programming is not exactly like the old ROMs, the process is closer to “flash” than it is to a simple o/s install. A flash requires an external device support, whereas a system with a BIOS will not require an outside device to perform the programming.

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Thank you very much!! :)