COST-EFFECTIVE EDGE AI DEPLOYMENTS

DSBOARD-NX2 is a cost-effective carrier board platform for all range of NVIDIA Jetson modules with SO-DIMM type connectors, Jetson Nano, TX2 NX and Xavier NX. The main use case of DSBOARD-NX2 is Edge AI video and signal processing applications from a few video streams up to 32 Full-HD video streams at 30 FPS. With its modularity and compatibility with different Jetson processors, you can choose the optimum processor for your application and reduce your deployment costs. 


With the help of NVIDIA TensorRT library and Deepstream framework, you can get maximum of the NVIDIA Jetson processors. With all the optimizations applied, it is not a surprise to achieve desktop GPU level framerates with deep learning algorithms in embedded form factors. You can find more details about performance of NVIDIA Jetson processors at NVIDIA’s DeepStream SDK website


Cut your deployment costs without performance degradation with DSBOARD-NX2. 

ENTIRE FAMILY SUPPORTED

With DSBOARD-NX2, you can use NVIDIA Jetson Nano, TX2 NX and Xavier NX with all the features supported. We provide BSP packages for each of these processors for each Jetpack release NVIDIA provides. Our common BSP release timeline is just two weeks after announcement and publication of official Jetpack release. Additional connectivity and OS related tutorials are published at our blog pages.


As Forecr, we not only provide support for hardware and software components, as mechanical integration is another aspect for our customers using carrier board level solutions. As these SO-DIMM based Jetson modules are not provided with a thermal transfer plate option, we created our solution for each of these modules. When you order DSBOARD-NX2 with a module option, appropriate thermal transfer unit and screw set is included in the package. We integrate the board with module and mechanical parts, flash the recent Jetpack software and our BSP package to deliver a ready to use system at your hands.

RICH INDUSTRIAL CONNECTIVITY

DSBOARD-NX2 provides both board level and external connection interfaces for all type of applications. With its rich external connectivity options, you can connect it to any communication bus and industrial networks. With high speed interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.1, you can connect high speed devices, cameras and can transfer high bandwidth data. Also we included industrial level communication interfaces such as CAN BUS and a configurable RS232/422/485 port. Additional isolated digital inputs and outputs will help you when you send a signal to your camera for acquisition start or a direct signal to your PLC device based on algorithm findings.


DSBOARD-NX2 is designed with feedbacks from various customers in different sectors so we included board level connectors for expansion options and camera connections as well. DSBOARD-NX2 supports up to two MIPI CSI-2 camera connections compatible with standard Raspicam pinout. Additional board level connector with UART, SPI, I2C signals is available as well.

DESIGNED FOR SPEED

DSBOARD-NX2 has a PCB layout design realized with all the specifications of high speed interfaces in mind. For each of supported interfaces, every single trace is reviewed for delivering maximum throughput and providing best EMI performance. DSBOARD-NX2 has 4x PCI Gen 4 support for M.2 Key-M SSD slot, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.1 and M.2 Key-B with USB 3.1 connection. Together with these interfaces, board level MIPI CSI-2 interfaces and SD Card interface is available as high speed interfaces well.


The bandwidths of USB 3.1 interfaces with high speed cameras, Gigabit Ethernet with network throughput softwares, functionality and FPS performance of MIPI CSI-2 interfaces with high resolution cameras, NVMe SSD read/write performances with a PCIE GEN4 compatible NVMe SSD are tested by our QA team for each of boards before shipment, so we are sure that performance is stable and at maximum with each of our boards delivered to our customers.

RELIABLE & EFFICIENT POWER

DSBOARD-NX2 has a wide input voltage range together with a reliable power connector. Any power supply between 9-28 VDC range can be connected and it will work for weeks and months without any issues even under maximum CPU and GPU loads. The power design is realized to be compatible with all industrial standards.


For achiving this power reliability, from board stackup to circuit design and component selection, every step is accomplished with maximum care. Over ten years of experience on hardware design and six years experience on NVIDIA Jetson processors starting from TX1 series up to Xavier NX series helped us achieving this performance as well.


Connector reliability is another important factor for industrial systems beside power design reliability. We chose screw locked industrial grade power connectors for achieving maximum connection reliability. With our screw locked connectors, no operation will be interrupted caused by connection issues.

Technical Specifications

Supported Modules

NVIDIA Jetson Nano

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX

Memory

4 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 

8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4x

Graphics Interfaces 1x HDMI 2.0(max resolution 3840x2160)
Interfaces

1x Gigabit Ethernet 

2x USB 3.1 Type-A 

1x CAN Bus (No available in Jetson Nano) 

1x RS232/422/485 (software configurable) 

2x microUSB 2.0 (Debug/Recovery) 

Isolated Digital IO (3 OUT / 2 IN)

Wireless Communication WiFi/Bluetooth/LTE/5G Connectivity by extension sockets
Power Supply9-28 VDC
Internal Extension Sockets

1x M.2 Key E 

1x M.2 Key B (USB 3.1 only) 

1x M.2 Key M (PCIe Gen4 x4)

Internal Mass Storage

16 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash 

1x MicroSD

Ambient Conditions-40°C … +85°C 
Form Factor / Dimensions100 mm x 100 mm 
Operating SystemsUbuntu Linux 18.04