Thank you for sharing your work, I appreciate a lot !
Do you know if it is possible to access to the main board which support the Jetson Nano, which is part of the developer kit ?
I will be interesting to develop one based on it, but with a smaller form factor and some modifications, according to my needs.
For example, no needs of HDMI or USB connector, also need some pin from the main GPIO, not all, etc…
According to the latest released docs, my 1st concern was the pinout assignments differential. The changes have impacted on the previous Nano SOM platform design. We’re going to follow the latest design docs to implement the design changes. I’m worried about the pinout will change again before the mass-production of Nano SOM. Do we need to worry about this conflict?
These documents are for the mass-production Nano module. We waited to release the latest resources until the engineering team brought-up the initial build of the production module design and verified there would be no further changes to the pin-out. Waiting for this sign-off from engineering on the production module was the reason for the delay in the release of the documentation that was asked about above. This way the technical specs and design details are verified for the actual production modules.
According to the future Jetson Nano dev board files, I would like to know what will be the format to read the archives related to the schema and PCB (Orcad, Allegro, Kicad, Eagle, Altium,…).
Is it the same as TX1/TX2 => Allegro/Orcad ?
Hi Christophe, like previously, the schematics and design files will be provided in OrCAD and Cadence Concept (Allegro) formats. It looks like the schematics are going to be released first, with the layout files coming a bit later.
Hi, it matches the production module. The initial version of the module that shipped with the devkits so far isn’t recommended for custom designs. Instead it is recommended to design around the production module. There will also be an updated revision of the devkit that uses the production module with SD card.
I understand that it’s not recommended but would be still great to get the pin out of current devkit. I have already purchased couple of devkits and want to use modules for personal projects with custom carrier board without the need of buying extra kits/modules.
We aren’t supporting custom designs for the initial version of the module because it isn’t being produced anymore. However understanding that, if you are still interested, you could check out this preliminary reference design from AntMicro: https://github.com/antmicro/jetson-nano-baseboard
Ok, it’s now the end of June 2019 and I have multiple developers sitting around doing nothing based on no schematics being released for this carrier board.
This design is not very stable. I’ve purchased five Nano Development Kits and each board exhibits completely different behavior during initial power on operations. These Wurth standoffs on the heatsink will not survive any type of serious vibration. Female/female standoffs with low quality screws. And what’s up with this heatsink anyway? Graphene is your friend.