I have a project that will require 2000 units to be built.
An engineering team has created an application using the developer kit that will count objects going through a small clear chute.
We found some information on this website : https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/faq
It states that the developer kits are not “production ready”
Our application runs in Linux, and uses 3 USB ports to work. I have not found a carrier board to replicate what the developer board can do. We would have to have one custom made.
These units will be installed in a climate controlled facility, and be running very low workloads.
My question is:
Are the developer kits suitable for this style production?
Seeing how our application is running in Linux, does it then make sense to stay with the developer kits anyways?
In terms of cost to performance, the developer kits are $54. Getting a custom carrier board with a production nano module would cost $300+. For more than 5 times the cost, does it even make sense to use the production model Nano?
Are the failure rates of the developer kits that high? That link we found seems to think they would be.
Thanks in advance,