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NVIDIA Jetson Orin™ vs. other NVIDIA Jetson modules – a detailed look

NVIDIA Jetson Orin series is the latest set of processors released by NVIDIA with a maximum AI performance of 275 TOPS. Learn how Orin compares with its predecessors including Jetson AGX Xavier, Xavier NX, TX2, and Nano.

NVIDIA Jetson Orin™ vs. other NVIDIA Jetson modules – a detailed look

In the previous editions in this series on NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin, we learned what AGX Orin is, its technical features, major building blocks, and key embedded vision use cases. Given below are the links to the two articles:

Today, let us look at how this high-performance processor compares with its predecessors.

It’s clear that NVIDIA® Jetson™ modules come with varied AI compute capability, power efficiency, and form factors. This is also one of the reasons why NVIDIA cameras are growing in popularity. The entire NVIDIA® Jetson™ product family uses a common software stack that facilitates and broadens deployment. The platforms are equipped with the same jetpack Software Development Kit (SDK), which includes a board support package (BSP), Linux OS, and CUDA.

Let’s see how NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ fares when compared to the other members of the Jetson family:

  • NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 8GB and 16GB modules deliver up to 70 and 100 TOPS of AI performance, respectively, in the smallest Jetson form factor. This gives you up to 3 times the performance of NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Xavier™ and up to five times the performance of NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™
  • Jetson Nano is a compact module designed for powering entry-level edge AI applications and devices.
  • Jetson AGX Xavier is an upgraded version of NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2 for deploying end-to-end AI robotic systems. This gives you more than 20 times the performance and 10 times the energy efficiency of NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2.
  • Jetson Xavier NX comes with the NVIDIA Xavier SoC with a module size of Jetson Nano. It delivers accelerated computing performance up to 21 TOPS. This compact AI supercomputer offers you more than 10 times the performance of Jetson™ TX2.
  • Jetson TX2/TX2i is reputed to be the fastest and most power-efficient embedded AI computing device – built around an NVIDIA Pascal™-family GPU. It is loaded with 8GB of memory and 59.7GB/s of memory bandwidth with several hardware interfaces for pain-free integration.

Feature by feature comparison of NVIDIA Jetson Modules

In this section, let us dig a bit more into the details of how the Jetson AGX Orin series compares with other Jetson modules. The below table shows a feature-by-feature comparison between each of them: 

Jetson Nano Jetson TX2/TX2i Jetson NX Xavier Jetson AGX Xavier Jetson NX Orin Jetson AGX Orin
AI Performance 472 GFLOPs 1.33 TFLOPs/
1.26 TFLOPs
21 TOPS 32 TOPS 100 TOPS 275 TOPS
Power 5W / 10W 7.5W / 15W 10W / 15W 10W / 15W / 30W 10W / 15W / 25W 15W / 30W / 50W
GPU 128-core Maxwell @ 921 MHz 256-core Pascal @ 1.3 GHz 384-core Volta 512-core Volta @ 1.37 GHz 1024-core NVIDIA Ampere GPU NVIDIA Ampere architecture with 2048 NVIDIA CUDA cores
CPU 4-core ARM A57 @ 1.43 GHz 4-core ARM Cortex-A57 @ 2 GHz,
2-core Denver2 @ 2 GHz
6-core ARM Carmel v8.2 8-core ARM Carmel v.8.2 @ 2.26 GHz 8-core Arm® Cortex®-A78AE v8.2 64-bit CPU 2MB L2 + 4MB L3 12-core ARM Cortex A78AE v8.2 64bit @ 2 GHz
Tensor cores 48 64 32 64
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4, 25.6 GB/s 8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4,
58.3 GB/s
8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4, 51.2GB/s 16 GB 256-bit LPDDR4, 137 GB/s 16GB 128-bit LPDDR5
102.4 GB/s
32 GB 256-bit LPDDR5
204.8 GB/s
Storage MicroSD 32 GB eMMC 5.1 16 GB eMMC 5.1 32 GB eMMC 5.1 Supports external NVMe 64GB eMMC 5.1
Video encode 1x 4K30 (H.265)
2x 1080p60 (H.265)
1x 4K60 (H.265)
3x 4K30 (H.265)
4x 1080p60 (H.265)
2x 4K30 (H.265)
6x 1080p60 (H.265)
4x 4K60 (H.265) 16x 1080p60 (H.265)
32x 1080p30 (H.265)
1x 4K60 (H.265)
3x 4K30 (H.265)
6x 1080p60 (H.265)
12x 1080p30 (H.265)
2x 4K60 | 4x 4K30 | 8x 1080p60 | 16x 1080p30 (H.265)
Video decode 1x 4K60 (H.265)
4x 1080p60 (H.265)
2x 4K60 (H.265)
7x 1080p60 (H.265)
14x 1080p30 (H.265)
2x 4K60 (H.265)
12x 1080p60 (H.265)
16x 1080p30 (H.265)
2x 8K30 (H.265)
6x 4K60 (H.265)
26x 1080p60 (H.265)
72x 1080p30 (H.265)
1x 8K30 (H.265)
2x 4K60 (H.265)
4x 4K30 (H.265)
9x 1080p60 (H.265)
18x 1080p30 (H.265)
1x 8K30 | 3x 4K60 | 6x 4K30 | 12x 1080p60| 24x 1080p30 (H.265)
USB (4x) USB 3.0 + Micro-USB 2.0 (1x) USB 3.0 + (1x) USB 2.0 (3x) USB 3.1 + (4x) USB 2.0 (3x) USB 3.1 + (4x) USB 2.0 3x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
PCI-Express lanes 4 lanes PCIe Gen 2 5 lanes PCIe Gen 2 1 x1 (PCIe Gen3) + 1 x4 (PCIe Gen4) 16 lanes PCIe Gen 4 1 x4 + 3 x1
(PCIe Gen4, Root Port & Endpoint)
2 x8 (or 1×8 + 2×4), 1 x4, 2 x1 PCIe Gen 4

Table 1: NVIDIA Jetson Modules Comparison Table (Sources: NVIDIA and Connect Tech)

e-con Systems™ is an NVIDIA Elite Partner – offers multiple cameras for NVIDIA Orin

e-con Systems™ as an NVIDIA Elite partner, provides end-to-end camera solutions for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin™ and other Jetson modules such as Xavier NX, AGX Xavier, Nano, and TX2 developer kits. These camera solutions will help product developers empower next-generation intelligent machines with end-to-end autonomous capabilities and build efficient embedded IoT applications. Our GMSL2 cameras for NVIDIA platforms are one of the best in the world in terms of ensuring reliable transmission with low latency.

Here, let us look at some of the latest cameras from e-con Systems for the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin platform.

e-CAM82_CUOAGX – 4K Sony STARVIS IMX485-based camera

e-CAM82_CUOAGX is an 8MP high-resolution and ultra-low-light camera for NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ that comes with a 1/1.2″ sensor and a pixel size of 2.9µm. This way, the camera helps significantly improve sensitivity and captures images with superior clarity.

Multiple e-CAM82_CUOAGX cameras connected to the AGX Orin boxFigure 1: Multiple e-CAM82_CUOAGX cameras connected to the AGX Orin box

e-CAM80_CUOAGX – a 4K camera based on the Sony STARVIS IMX415 sensor

e-CAM80_CUOAGX is an 8 MP ultra-low-light MIPI CSI-2 camera for NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ – based on the Sony STARVIS™ IMX415 CMOS image sensor. It is capable of streaming 4K at 44 fps – producing superior image quality in both visible and low light conditions.

e-CAM80_CUOAGX with NVIDIA Jetson AGX OrinFigure 2: e-CAM80_CUOAGX with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin

e-CAM20_CUOAGX – a Full HD color global shutter camera

e-CAM20_CUOAGX is a Full HD MIPI CSI-2 color global shutter camera solution, which allows to connect and synchronize up to 6 cameras with the NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ platform. This camera is based on the 1/2.6″ AR0234CS CMOS image sensor with a fine-tuned ISP – capturing excellent images even in low-light conditions.

Multiple e-CAM20_CUOAGX cameras connected to NVIDIA Jetson AGX OrinFigure 3: Multiple e-CAM20_CUOAGX cameras connected to NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin

To discover the other cameras designed and developed by e-con Systems for NVIDIA Jetson modules, please visit our NVIDIA cameras page.

If you are interested in integrating embedded cameras – designed to work with high-end processors like NVIDIA® Jetson™ – into your products, please write to us at camerasolutions@e-consystems.com.

You can also visit our Camera Selector to get a complete view of our camera portfolio.

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