Nvidia Jetson Nano, superfast Kodi device?
Discussion about the new $54 budget NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit including detailed specifications and reference links -> https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=357522

A new budget NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit consisting of a 2GB single board computer has now been launched for only $54 US.


It is primarily meant to be an affordable AI + robotics development, prototyping and education platform for developers but can it be used as a powerful Kodi media player on Linux?


Specifications copied from https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/10/06/...loper-kit/
  • Jetson Nano 2GB CPU Module (which is similar but not exactly the same as slimmed down NVIDIA Tegra X1)
    • ARM Cortex-A57 MPCore Quad-Core 64-bit (AArch64 / ARM64) processor @ 1.43 GHz per core
      • Nvidia Maxwell GPU with 128 CUDA cores (with NVENC/NVDEC and CUDA capabilities)
        • System Memory  – 2 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 25.6 GB/s
          • Storage  – MicroSD card slot  (SD Card not included)
            • Video Decode 500MP/sec
              • 1x 4K @ 60 (HEVC)
                • 2x 4K @ 30 (HEVC)
                  • 4x 1080p @ 60 (HEVC)
                    • 8x 1080p @ 30 (HEVC)
                      • 9x 720p @ 60 (HEVC)
              • Video Encode @ 250MP/sec
                • 1x 4K @ 30 (HEVC)
                  • 2x 1080p @ 60 (HEVC)
                    • 4x 1080p @ 30 (HEVC)
                      • 4x 720p @ 60 (HEVC)
                        • 9x 720p @ 30 (HEVC)
                •  Dimensions of only the Jetson Nano 2GB CPU Module – 70 x 45 mm
    • Jetson Nano Baseboard for the 2GB GPU module
      • Mechanical 260-pin edge SO-DIMM connector for Jetson Nano module.
        • Video Output – HDMI 2.0
          • Connectivity
            • Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 port)
              • Optional 802.11ac wireless USB adapter and extension cable sold by Nvidia
            • USB – 1x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 Micro-B port for power or device mode
              • Camera I/F – 1x MIPI CSI-2 DPHY lanes compatible with Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 and HQ camera
      • Expansion
        • 40-pin expansion header with GPIO, I2C, I2S, SPI, UART signals
          • 12-pin header for power and related signals and UART
            • Misc – Power LED, 4-pin fan header
              • 4-pin Fan header (Not initially available in all regions)
                • Power Supply – 5V/3A via USB-C
        • Operating-systems
          • Supports Ubuntu 18.04 LTS by default but all NVIDIA Jetson Nano devkits are already well supported throughout the industry and open source communities
            • Android and Android TV is not officially supported but inofficial third-party builds are available
          • Dimensions of baseboard – 100 x 80 x 29 mm (with heatsink)

Could this budget Nvidia SBC with its Nvidia Tegra type SoC and GPU be a Raspberry Pi 4 killer Kodi media player users and RetroPlayer gamers will want?

Basically a mini single board computer version of an Nvidia Shield TV but meant for Linux instead of Android TV operating-system.

Worldwide pre-orders are open on sites like Amazon, Seeed Studio and others, with shipping scheduled to start at the end of the month.




A similar but beefier and slightly more costly NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer kit with a 4GB RAM SBC that also has DisplayPort, more USB 3.0 ports, an M.2 Key E socket, PoE support, plus one additional CSI camera connector was introduced in March 2019 for $99 US:



Official getting started guide:




CNXSoft Getting Started with NVIDIA Jetson Nano Devkit:


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RE: Nvidia Jetson Nano, superfast Kodi device? - by RockerC - 2020-10-06, 11:03

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