Developer Kit board with connectors/hardware

I am looking to use the AGX module, but need access to all the connectors that are provided on the motherboard that comes with the developer kit.

Is it possible to purchase this module:

so that it comes with the board w/ the PCIE seen here: (without having to buy a developer kit)


If you just purchase the module, then there is no carrier board and no heat sink. The PCIe connector/slot is part of the development kit carrier board only. The module has PCIe, but you would need to create a carrier board to actually use this (a module has individual bare pins, but no PCIe connector).

There are third party carrier boards, and if you purchase just a module, then those would work with the module. Keep in mind that the module needs to be flashed to work with a particular carrier board, and so to transfer a module back and forth across boards is always electrically correct, but software would need to change for correct function on different carrier boards. Developing your own carrier board requires developing your own board support package (unless the layout exactly matches that of the development kit carrier board).

Thanks! So to be clear the NVIDIA carrier board can ONLY be acquired by purchasing a developer kit?

That is correct. Only the full developer kit has that carrier board, and the carrier board is not sold separately.

I purchase the Jetson Xavier developer kit flash the SD card and the SDK Manager on step 02 has an error message No board connected (refresh) I click on the refresh button no response. Can you give me a solution?

Unless this is an NX, it won’t use the SD card for boot. Is this an Xavier, or NX? Typically an Xavier is flashed without the SD card being present.

Hello Linuxdev,
Thank you for your reply however I have the Jetson Xavier Development kit which contains the board

I flash the SD card using a Balena Etcher, please see attached photo.
Would you be willing to partner with me to help get my project off the ground?

Thank you
Gregory Campbell
Air Raptor Security Systems

Xavier NX and Xavier are two different devices. You have the NX, but this is posted in the Xavier forum. So it had me confused to see the SD card mentioned. The original post in this thread is actually for the full Xavier, and it might be better to start a new thread for NX.

Basically you would have to provide more details on the step 2 failure. For example, there is a place where you can export logs, and then attach the logs to the forum. Other details, such as if your host PC is Ubuntu 18.04 or if it is a VM would be useful.

Thank you. I will follow the steps you outline.
Gregory Campbell