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Today, NVIDIA announced the Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit, the ideal hands-on platform for teaching, learning, and developing AI and robotics applications. The NVIDIA Jetson platform introduced six years ago revolutionized embedded computing by delivering the power of artificial intelligence to edge computing devices. NVIDIA Jetson today is widely used in diverse fields such as robotics, retail, industrial, agriculture, and AIoT.
In March 2019, NVIDIA launched the original Jetson Nano Developer Kit and enabled developers, students, and enthusiasts alike to learn, explore, and build AI applications for edge devices. Rapid adoption by the enthusiast community made this our most-loved developer kit and created a Jetson movement. The new NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit is priced at $59, making it even more affordable for learning AI and robotics. This developer kit is the ultimate starter AI computer and is available worldwide starting at the end of October 2020.
The Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit includes a Jetson Nano module with 2 GB memory and delivers 472 GFLOPS of compute performance with a 128-core NVIDIA Maxwell GPU and 64-bit Quad-core Arm A57 CPU. The included carrier board is equipped with interfaces commonly used in edge and embedded project development, including USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals including USB cameras, one MIPI CSI-2 camera connector, a 40-pin header which is compatible out of the box with many peripherals and add-ons, an HDMI display interface, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The developer kit also includes an 802.11ac wireless networking USB adapter.
128-core NVIDIA Maxwell™
64-bit Quad-core ARM A57 (1.43 GHz)
2 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 (25.6 GB/s bandwidth)
4Kp30 | (4x) 1080p30 | (2x) 1080p60
4Kp60 | (2x) 4Kp30 | (8x) 1080p30 | (4x) 1080p60
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
Available via included 802.11ac wireless adaptor†
1x USB 3.0 Type A port 2x USB 2.0 Type A ports 1x USB 2.0 Micro-B (Device Mode)
GPIOs, I2C, I2S, SPI, PWM, UART
1x MIPI CSI-2 connector
microSD (Card not included)
12-pin header (Power and related signals, UART) 4-pin fan header†
USB-C 5V 3A
Table 1. Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit module capabilities and carrier board interfaces. *Supported video codecs: H.265, H.264, VP8, VP9 (VP9 decode only). † Not initially available in all regions
The Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit is ideal for learning modern AI. The science of AI computing is changing fast, and researchers are constantly inventing new neural network architectures that deliver better accuracy and performance. AI practitioners today use a wide variety of AI models and frameworks in their projects, so the ideal platform for learning and creating AI projects is one flexible enough to run a diverse set of AI models and also powerful enough to deliver the performance required to create meaningful interactive AI experiences. The Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit not only supports all popular AI frameworks and networks, but also delivers a powerful AI performance.
Figure 2 shows the measured AI inference performance with popular DNN models for image classification, segmentation, object detection, image processing, and pose estimation. NVIDIA TensorRT was used to optimize the networks and accelerate inference for real-time performance. The Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit is unique in providing such powerful inference performance in this price range.
Ease of use and flexibility to explore
The Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit provides the development experience of a ready-to-use platform without putting any limitations on your curiosity to explore AI hands-on with various cameras, sensors, and peripherals. It’s powered by JetPack Software Development Kit (SDK), which includes a familiar Linux desktop development experience. JetPack comes with the libraries required to build end-to-end AI applications. For example, OpenCV and VisionWorks can be used for computer vision and image processing; CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT accelerate AI inferencing; and libraries for camera and sensor processing and much more are included.
Unlike cloud-only learning platforms, the developer kit supports many popular sensors in the AI community like Raspberry Pi cameras, Intel Real-sense cameras, the ZED 3D camera, and other USB cameras and peripherals, all working out of the box. JetPack 4.4.1 introduces support for this new developer kit and is available starting at the end of October 2020, aligning with developer kit availability. For more information, see the JetPack page.
You can learn and develop using the AI framework of your choice—frameworks including TensorFlow, PyTorch and MXNet are supported. Development containers for TensorFlow and PyTorch are hosted on NVIDIA NGC, which provide a quick one-step method to get your framework environment up and running. A Jupyter notebook learning environment with preinstalled TensorFlow, PyTorch, NumPy, scikit-learn, SciPy, and pandas is also easily installed on the developer kit using the Machine Learning container, also hosted on NGC.
If you prefer to install frameworks directly rather than using prepackaged containers, NVIDIA provides Python PIP wheels. For more information, see Jetson Zoo.
The Jetson developer community is large and vibrant, including researchers, professional developers, AI enthusiasts, students, and hobbyists who are bonded by their passion for AI and the Jetson platform. Thousands of Jetson community members create and actively share cool videos, open-source projects, and real-world AI applications. Best of all, developers share source code and instructions for anyone to try, learn from, and enhance their projects.
NVIDIA regularly shares some favorites on the JetsonTV YouTube channel and on the Jetson Community Projects page. Most of the projects tagged for Jetson Nano can be run on the Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit. These are a great approach to exploring and learning AI.https://www.youtube.com/embed/fIESu365Sb0?feature=oembedVideo 1. Jetson community projects running on the Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit.
Jetson AI Certification Program
Also today, the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute launched the Jetson AI Certification Program, The first available course is Jetson AI Fundamentals, which includes a series of hands-on self-paced educational tutorials, video walkthroughs, and project-based assessments aimed at educators and learners. This course builds on popular open-source deep learning and robotics tutorials including Getting Started with AI on Jetson Nano, JetBot, and Hello AI World, and includes new instruction videos created by NVIDIA instructors and community experts.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=embed/videoseries?list=PL5B692fm6--uQRRDTPsJDp4o0xbzkoyf8Video 2. Jetson AI playlist.
The Jetson AI Fundamentals course teaches the foundations of deep learning with classification and regression networks, along with object detection and semantic segmentation. Training and inference workflows, data collection, and real-time computer vision are all covered. The course also includes autonomous robotics topics, and walks through implementation of road following, collision avoidance and object following with the JetBot robot.
The Jetson AI Certification Program covers two certifications:
Jetson AI Specialist for students, makers, hobbyists, or anyone looking to get started with AI
Jetson AI Educator for educators and instructors who want to teach AI in their own classes or courses
To obtain certification, participants follow the hands-on Jetson AI Fundamentals course, and then create their own AI project using the concepts they’ve learned throughout the course. Projects are then reviewed by NVIDIA, with feedback provided as necessary.
The Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit is a powerful and accessible way for anyone to get started with AI and robotics. It’s great for hands-on learning and you’ll see your work perceive and interact with the world around you in real time. The online Getting Started Guide makes it quick to get up and running with a downloadable system image, and support for popular machine learning frameworks with the NVIDIA CUDA-X stack makes it easy to develop with the same software and tools powering the latest breakthroughs.
About Suhas Hariharapura Sheshadri Suhas Sheshadri is a product manager at NVIDIA, focusing on Jetson software. He previously worked with the autonomous driving team at NVIDIA, optimizing system software for the NVIDIA Drive platform. In his free time, Suhas likes to read books on quantum physics and game theory.View all posts by Suhas Hariharapura Sheshadri
sdwarwicksays:October 8, 2020We will need a way of connecting cellular modems, in particular a modem that supports the new 3.5GHz CBRS band to use this part. What will be the best way to get that capability?
suhashsays:October 8, 2020There is no out of box suppor for cellular modems. You may need to select the modem you want ( i see some USB modems with CRBS support) and then get the appropriate driver and build it with our kernel.
SALT LAKE CITY, September 4, 2020 – AUDEA®, the world’s first voice controlled “Ultra Smart Speaker” that runs thousands of music and video Apps has begun shipping. AUDEA® is a new class of “Ultra Smart Speaker” that unlike simple streaming “smart speakers”, incorporates an App processor and display that allows you to run any App such as Spotify®, Apple Music® and YouTube® so you can browse and play your music and videos with or without a phone.
The AUDEA Ultra Smart Speaker is the only smart speaker that allows you to browse, play and access the features of any App directly on the speaker. “Smart speakers” or “smart displays” only stream wifi or bluetooth® music and show cover art with voice commands respectively. Only AUDEA allows you to browse your music and videos, create playlists, socially interact plus enjoy dozens of other unique App features, all with or without a phone. In comparison, conventional smart speakers like the Amazon® Echo or Sonos® One require you to use voice commands without a display so you can’t browse and play music without a phone or desktop computer.
AUDEA is the world’s highest quality smart speaker because it is not just a wifi streaming speaker but a complete high res 96 kHz 24 bit music player system that incorporates the first adjustable 13 band equalizer (EQ) with digital signal processing (DSP) and supports optional add-on powered speakers that dramatically enhances the spatial, immersive listening experience.
AUDEA is the first truly universal smart speaker. Because AUDEA runs any music App, you can play any online streaming music or downloaded music from any music store, in any music format. For example, you can play purchased music on Apple Music, play auto curated music on Spotify, listen to Sirius XM® radio and watch YouTube music videos, all with or without a phone.
You can run virtually any App on AUDEA including music, movies, games, news, weather, Google Assistant® home automation control, phone and video calls, email, texting, social media like Facebook®, cooking, karaoke, broadcast radio, among many others. AUDEA is perfect for custom home integrators who want to customize a home entertainment system for their clients.
“Music lovers just want to browse and listen to their music with or without their phone” said Douglas Kihm, CEO, Founder. “Audea offers for the first time the freedom to instantly browse and play your favorite music with or without a phone. It’s not just a wifi speaker, it’s a complete intelligent, HD quality, music and video entertainment system.” Mr. Kihm continued, “People naturally want to visually browse by artist, genre, personal and daily curated playlists or their stored collection of high res music to choose the music they want to listen to. Conventional voice controlled smart speakers don’t allow you to browse your music while “smart displays” only display cover art. Audea reduces the time and effort to play music directly on the speaker”.
Since music services such as Spotify®, Apple Music® and Pandora® offer virtually the same music, the primary value of the music service is the App’s Graphic User Interface (GUI) and unique features. Only AUDEA gives you full control of the Apps GUI and features without requiring the use of a phone. Only AUDEA plays high res music you own from your own cloud storage such as Google Drive® or Dropbox® so you don’t have to pay monthly subscription storage fees. AUDEA is the only universal solution that plays all SD and HD formats of music including Apple AAC and ALAC, FLAC, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis/Opus, WMA, DTS and music from its local storage or from any music store so you are not locked into one music store or streaming service.
AUDEA is the first to play music wirelessly over Wi-fi, Apple Airplay®, DLNA and over the world’s first “2-way” Bluetooth wireless interface which allows you to both stream Bluetooth music to AUDEA from your phone and stream music to a Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
AUDEA’s “4-Play” allows you to play music 4 ways including it’s built-in 7-inch color touch display, a hand-held remote control, voice commands and with a phone, Mac or PC. AUDEA supports Google Assistant® voice control via a 4 microphone far-field array. Four touch keys on the front panel provides easy volume control, muting and a Google Assistant wake key. Its programmable 48 LED light ring indicates volume level, Google Assistant and other events.
AUDEA is based on patented VOXXI® voice control technology. AUDEA’s unique “private remote voice control” only turns on the microphone when the Remote’s Wake Key is pressed which prevents any potential online eavesdropping of private conversations.
AUDEA includes a convenient hand-held remote that allows you to easily control music and video playback including play, pause, skip and volume plus 6 buttons that give you “one-click” selection of your favorite App. AUDEA’s “EasyUp” periodically updates new software features.
AUDEA features Android® 9 running on a 1.5 GHz Quad-core A7 processor, a 7-inch color display, 2GB’s of RAM and 10GBs of storage plus an HD 96 kHz/24-bit DAC and a 13 band Equalizer (EQ) online music player.
AUDEA has an Aux Input for connecting a TV or phonograph plus an Aux output to connect to a stereo receiver or amplified speakers including the company’s “SoundMate 60”. AUDEA’s unique 2-way Bluetooth transmits and receives music to and from a Bluetooth device. A 48 LED, 360-degree Light Ring provides visual indication of volume, system status and system notifications. AUDEAs onboard storage and optional rechargeable battery pack plays stored music without Wifi or AC power. AUDEA incorporates dual class D amplifiers that drives a 5-way speaker system including a 4-inch high excursion, neodymium sub-woofer, two 2-inch mid-range drivers and two 1-inch tweeters. Users can customize AUDEA’s Apps, Graphic User Interface, Light Ring and system sounds to create their own personalized entertainment system that supports music, video, email and smart home Apps.
AUDEA is currently available online and shipped worldwide.
AUDEA® has a retail price of $399 MSRP.
AUDEA® TRIO, a bundled AUDEA with two SoundMate Speakers, has a retail price of $749 MSRP.
SoundMate, a 60-Watt ultra high-quality 2-way active speaker, has a retail price of $179 MSRP.
CUSTOM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT
AUDEA is based on an open architecture that can be customized for a multitude of applications.
Custom personalized features include custom home automation Apps, graphic user interfaces and LED light ring control, custom VOXXI® voice control commands plus complete customized hotel in-room and in-vehicle smart entertainment systems.
Audea Inc. is planning to release a custom Application Programming Interface (API) software developers kit for developers who want to develop custom AUDEA’s for in-home, hotel and in-vehicle applications. The “My Audea User Interface” (MAUI) software developers kit will be available at no charge to qualified developers Q4 2020.
Audea Inc.’s mission is to dramatically simplify and enhance people’s entertainment experience with a revolutionary, patented, voice controlled, intelligent app processor speaker that is based on patented technology. AUDEA is the world’s first “ultra smart speaker” that runs apps on its integrated app processor and display so you can browse and play music, videos and other apps with or without a phone. It is the first smart speaker to incorporate a 13 band equalizer and optional add-on high fidelity speakers which dramatically enhances the listening experience. Its unique Remote allows you to easily launch apps, control playback and remotely wake Google Assistant voice control with a wake key that prevents online conversational eavesdropping.
Audea is a spin-off of Mozaex® which over the past 35 years has shipped hundreds of thousands of smart entertainment products to world class companies including IMAX® plus thousands of dealers in 24 countries. Audea’s VOXXI® voice control technology is patent protected. It’s founders are avid musicians, artists and scientists that are passionate about simplifying and enhancing entertainment.
We recently received an Airdog X3 to test and review. It is easy to use, set up, and seems to work well. So far we are impressed. We will do a couple of videos soon of the system in action as well as its’ components.
According to Airdog, they are creating the world’s best breathable air. Join us.
Pre-Order launch soon on Indiegogo.
The purifier redesigned from within.
X3 integrates amazing power, simplistic style, and superhero-like technology at a household friendly price.
X3 solves 6 big problems with today’s air purifiers.
along with few others as well.
Is it working properly?
X3 tracks and shows the air quality in real-time on the display and on phone App.
It knows, and is happy to share.
They are big and heavy,
X3’s strong performance comes with a compact size, it has the same area as a piece of blank paper.
You need a tech-savvy cousin’s opinion
X3 has a smart Auto Mode that runs at peak performance when needed and runs quietly into the night… well.. all automatically.
They create garbage (literally)
People who use HEPA Air Purifier produce dirty filter layers as garbage (plus spends 500$ more every few months on new filters) compared to using X3 because X3 uses TPA filter that is washable by clean water.
They make home messy.
all high-end filters use HEPA material similar to when you touch a piece of paper, like paper HEPA traps dirt as well as moist in the air that creates a bed of mold and bacteria that actually making the filtered air breath like grandpa’s old basement.
X3 creates an electric field that kills bacteria and viruses then collected the dead remains with the next purification layer, no more filter with bad odor.
They demand maintenance fees
most high-end purifiers on the market, their life cycle is reduced to half after filtering about 10 packs of cigarettes.
X3 uses filters made of material that is water washable as well as reusable demand no maintenance fees (except the water use to clean X3 of course).
High Performance Yet Quiet
They thought why have a purifier that is too loud to use when you are at home working and resting? We made X3 strong air flow system in the way that no one will notices it, even for that famous Auntie’s unusual high standard.
The X3 Story
built by an electrical engineer from beautiful California, initially seeking to get rid of the dust accumulated in the computer, along the way with few others inspired, literally, we became dust collectors and air geeks,
that’s how Airdog X3 came alive.
X3 purification collecting layer can filter the smallest particles than any other purifier makers currently on the market;
PowerVision’s PowerEgg X Brings Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Video Conferences
New AIvideo conferencing camera Mode Features Unit’s 4k/60fps UHD Camera Hands-Free User Tracking on Screen Driven by Artificial IntelligenceBrings Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex Meetings & Classes to LifeSan Mateo, CA, August XX, 2020 – PowerVision Robot Corporation, a global leader in smart drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality, has added an Artificial Intelligence (AI) video conferencing camera mode to its innovative, PowerEgg X multi-purpose drone. Its unique modular design with detachable arms allows the PowerEgg X to turn into a video camera in just one snap. Simply attach the versatile unit to the included tripod mount, connect it to a standard tripod, or set it near a digital device! Compatible with popular platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex, users are no longer tied to their desks and are impressing classmates or meeting attendees aplenty! “The PowerEgg X’s AI video conferencing camera capabilities fit very nicely in the worlds of distance learning, business meetings, job interviews, daily work tasks, and many other activities,” said Wally Zheng, Founder, and CEO of PowerVision. “Its 4k/60fps output and three-axis gimbal produce crystal-clear, stunning 12-megapixel images, making it perfect for such applications. When combined with Artificial Intelligence and facial recognition technology, users are no longer stationary and are free to move about while the camera tracks them.” PowerVision is keenly aware that the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way people live. Dining room tables have become classrooms, small living room corners have been transformed into conference rooms or private offices. Even massive lecture halls and trade show floors have transformed into virtual platforms. The company’s PowerEgg X – designed to provide quality, ultrahigh-definition images – has been for a while, and remains at the forefront of video communications. The PowerEgg X webcam allows fidgety students to fidget, meeting presenters to walk freely about in discussing visual aids and gives meeting attendees the ability to get up and stretch or move around without disappearing off camera. Its special facial recognition, deep learning, and a tracking field of view up to 170° keeps subjects in the middle of the frame at all times without repositioning the unit. Users who find their hands full can begin or end their video participation with a simple hand or body gesture. Through deep learning, based on a database of gestures, the PowerEgg X supports multi-gesture intelligent recognition for a variety of functions. In addition to the AI video conferencing camera mode, PowerEgg X also includes Autonomous Personal AI Camera, Handheld Gimbal Camera, or Smart Drone modes. In drone mode, the PowerEgg X is a professional tool for aerial photography and videography. The drone features a flight time of 30 minutes, automatic obstacle avoidance, precise landing, intelligent flight modes, wind speed resistance up to 20 knots (19-24 mph), 1080P image transmission within a distance of 3.7 miles, and much more. With additional accessories, the drone can also fly in rain, land and takeoff from water – making it the only camera you will need regardless of where your adventures take you. Three years in development and with over 100 technology patents, the PowerEgg X is truly a one-of-a-kind, multipurpose smart device. Pricing and Availability The PowerEgg X with AI video conferencing camera mode starts with an MSRP of $899, and is available at BestBuy.com, B&H Photo, Amazon.com, Powervision.me, and PowerVision dealers. About PowerVision With a mission to “innovate the future,” the PowerVision Group is a global technology leader focusing on UAV-related products and services, including smart drones, data visualization and forecasting, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Founded in 2009, PowerVision Group employs around 500 employees globally in China, the U.S., Japan, Australia, Germany, and Finland. For more information, visit: http://www.powervision.me, or call toll free: (855) 562-6699. — 492
PowerVision has the perfect device to take out on the water this Summer, its PowerEgg X All-Weather Drone. As a result of its innovative, modular design, the PowerEgg X comes with a removable waterproof housing and pontoons to make sure you never miss the shot, even out on the water. The PowerEgg X is no ordinary camera.
Here are a few game-changing features that you are sure to love: Waterproof/Water Landing (with accessories) – want to film at the pool, lake, or beach? No problem! The device comes with waterproof accessories (waterproof case and landing float) that enable it to take off from and land on water as well as fly in heavy rain. Camera Functionality – photography is all about capturing moments. With the PowerEgg, users can capture all of life’s best memories in ultra HD. Equipped with a 4k/60fps HD camcorder with a three-axis gimbal, the PowerEgg X produces professional-quality video and stunning 12-megapixel images. Versatile – we know that no two people are exactly alike. The device features a fully modular design, allowing users to quickly switch between the following modes: Autonomous Personal AI Camera, Handheld Gimbal Camera, or Smart Drone. AI Tracking – the device will utilize facial recognition, deep learning, and a tracking field of view up to 170° to keep subjects in the middle of the frame, even if they are running, dancing, or moving around. For more information, please visit www.powervision.me
We will be getting one to test and review and use for events. We are eager to check it out!
Here is the complete package:
You can use it as a gimbal, a drone, or on a tripod and it can be used near water, can land on water. It seems innovative and exciting!