Jetson TX1

Designed for embedded developers and makers everywhere, NVIDIA is excited to introduce the Jetson TX1 small form-factor module.
Visit the website here: [url][/url]

JetPack - [url][/url]
L4T –

Jetson TX1 wiki: [b][url][/url][/b]

note please flash your factory unit with the latest Jetpack/L4T posted above.

Documentation - Jetson Download Center | NVIDIA Developer
VisionWorks - Vision Programming Interface (VPI) | NVIDIA Developer
Tutorials - Tutorials | NVIDIA Developer

WiFi usability issue — [url][/url]
Excessive lag on startup — [url][/url]
Establishing video connection — [url][/url]

I just ordered one for myself at the retail price.

Does anyone know how to get one at the discounted educator’s price? I’m a mentor for a First Robotics team, and might order one for the girls.


Yes! Would love to know as well.

Thanks for asking, let me track down when we’ll have it ready to roll out and I’ll let you guys know.

$600 are u serious :)

200 more and I can buy a titan card and play with that.

For $599, the JTX1 devkit is a completely self-contained, extremely power-efficient 1-TFLOP PC. Technically with dGPU, other hardware components of significance are required.

Intended for deployment in the field for applications such as embedded computer vision & robotics, the module itself is $299. And shortly we will be rolling out $299 EDU devkit for those associated with Educational organizations.

Here’s a developer piece about it — [url][/url]

By shortly, do you mean that EDU pricing will be available a day, a week, or a month from now? I think this is the product many of us have been waiting to see, so thank you!

Question: I plan to buy one of these boards but here in the UK I actually already own a Shield TV for early-adopter purposes on TX1. Will the Linux stack for the Jetson TX1 work on the Shield TV? Including GPU support?

I posted a short article with pictures and a video walk around of the Jetson TX1 Development Kit:


I have so many PCs I could open a shop. So you’re reasoning is absurd.
So I’d still rather buy a titan and used it for gaming as well as experiments than this dev kit.
I already have two GTX680 in SLI
would gladly pay $400 for the kit, not everyone is going to be able to by it as EDU u know.

I thought the whole point of dev kits is to bring the means to use your technology to as many ppl as possible.
Not to make a bucket full of money out of it. Money should come from large scale implementations.
I like the module idea and $300 is acceptable, I guess.

but that’s just my humble opinion

Where can I buy the dev kit in France?

Thank you.

When TX1 will be available in Europe?

You’re just trolling here man. If you want to buy a graphics card to play video games and install the CUDA software, no one is going to stop you. This board isn’t targeted for that market though.

You have the wrong idea about development kits. This isn’t a Raspberry Pi, where they want to get into as many people’s hands as possible and Nvidia isn’t in the business of making loss leader type sales so they can sell more modules later on. These kits are designed to support development by 3rd parties and provide both hardware and software for that task. In the case of this development kit, I’m guessing the extra pricing is in the software costs and those costs are being removed for EDU customers.

Either way, if you’d like a small system to play around with CUDA on and play video games then perhaps you should look at the Nvidia Shield:

The Shield can also be enabled for development and supports many of the same libraries but for the Android OS: NVIDIA SHIELD

I hope that helps you in your understanding.

Now… where’s that education discount code at? We got robots to build!

I have many boards, including three Jetson TK1 so pls…

but since you’re so smart and I’m so stupid to understand, why no extra software costs, as you call them, for Jetson TK1?

Smart? No. Just patient enough to explain things to others.
Stupid? No. Just lacking in understanding.

The TK1 also had educational pricing. Here’s a forum post from a forum that I frequent indicating that pricing for the TK1 courtesy of an Nvidia employee:

I believe Nvidia also has a deal with MAKE Magazine right now where they are selling the TK1 for $99.

For this development kit, they have expanded their work on OpenVX and are providing a release of VisionWorks with the kit: NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Supercomputer-on-Module Drives Next Wave of Autonomous Machines | NVIDIA Technical Blog

VisionWorks was previously only available with the higher end Jetson Pro/Automotive kits from my understanding. There is likely a lot of development costs associated with the VisionWorks software.

Software has licensing costs associated with it and those often times are passed on with development kits. I can’t tell you the exact reason why Nvidia has priced these boards the way they have but even at $600, this development kit is great value for some of the automation work that I get involved with. Sadly at $600, I can’t use it for an FRC Team but Nvidia is providing educational pricing that will make the board fit within the FRC requirements.

The TX1 module looks like a great fit for UAV development. There is a very active and influential drone development community that supports the integration of various ‘companion computers’ with flight controllers (e.g., Before I can begin development with TX1, there are some key questions that I need to answer:

(1) How challenging is carrier board development? After searching around, I finally found some information on Samtech 400-pin connectors. It looks intimidating for a non-expert. For example, if I wanted the absolute simplest carrier board (~2 I/O connectors + power), could I potentially design it in 2 layers? … and 3-4 I/O w/ 4 layers?

(2) Will TX1 modules be available for sale to individuals (i.e., not in 1000-pack quantities)?


Just for comparison, the TK1 is a 6-layer board (and TX1 is more complicated). Standards for building a USB controller/port from low pin count components (the simplest USB possible) requires at least 4-layers due to signal timings. The PCIe bus is even more picky, and not able to achieve gen. 1 speeds without very exact signal timings…meaning at least a 4-layer board which is well-designed. I don’t know how many layers are on the TX1 developer carrier board, but I can’t imagine less than 6.

What I/O connectors are you interested in? Perhaps low speed like i2c would work on 2-layer…USB would not work reliably even at USB2 speeds. So the answer is very sensitive to exactly what would be connected. As a side note, even a 2-layer board may require wave soldering and a few surface mount components.

According to the blog post in PARALLEL FORALL,

The Jetson TX1 Developer Kit is available for pre-order immediately for $599, with shipments beginning November 16 in the US and December 20 in Europe and APAC.
NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Supercomputer-on-Module Drives Next Wave of Autonomous Machines | NVIDIA Technical Blog

The feeling about the lack of understanding is goes both ways.

I thought you’ll be glad to pay $600 for the kit, you know, to cover their software developing costs.
My point is they missed the sweet spot for the pricing of this kit.

You’re also missing one important thing, that in EU this kit is going to cost at least 700EUR.
The cheapest TK1 in EU is 250EUR I think. Which is another rip off because importing 200$ device to EU does not get you to 250EUR.

So we’ll agree to disagree on this matter.