NVIDIA is pleased to announce the Jetson TX2i module for industrial environments.
The rugged design, small form factor and power envelope make the Jetson TX2i module ideal for high performance edge computing devices such as industrial robots, machine vision cameras and portable medical equipment.
Designed for reliable operation in harsh industrial environments, Jetson TX2i provides long operating life (MTBF) with support for ECC memory and comes with extended warranty and sales lifecycle. Jetson TX2 and Jetson TX2i are pin compatible and use the same 400 pin connector. For further specifications, please refer to the documentation available for Jetson TX2i in the Jetson Download Center.
Please use the Jetson TX2 forum to discuss this new version for industrial environments.
Jetson TX2i will be available starting April, 2018 from our distributors. Note there will be no developer kit specifically for Jetson TX2i, but the module can be used with existing Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2 Developer Kits.
I plan to use the TX2i in a polar field environment (-40C). I plan to run some tests in the lab (cold chamber). Are there any tests that I can run before and after the cold soak tests to see if any components have failed or operating in a degraded mode?
Hi Satish, you could try maximizing the clocks in software (via nvpmodel or jetson_clocks tools) and running a demanding program like CUDA n-body sample or DNN inferencing. You could run nvgstcapture to test MIPI CSI camera interface, or plug in a USB3 camera like the ZED to test the USB connectivity. You may also want to run an Ethernet bandwidth/latency test like iperf.
Thank for the response. I am looking for something more comprehensive and detailed. Let me explain with a hypothetical scenario. Let’s say that 1% of the memory is damaged if TX2i is operated at -40C for 100 hours. A simple memory allocation/deallocation and data transfer test may not detect it unless all of the memory is tested. I would write such test myself. But it will be time consuming and not extensive to test every subsystem in every condition. I am sure that nVidia tests every unit that comes out from its factory floor for systems or manufacturing defects that would detect damaged memory cel.
Such a test suite will be ideal as I can run the tests in varying environmental conditions. I can test my TX2i units in before and after environmental conditions.
Hi nghouaiel, the production modules (including TX2i) do not come pre-flashed with JetPack, so they will need flashed upon receiving them. The devkits do come from the factory with L4T flashed (except for Nano devkit where you need to flash your SD card)