Connect Tech Introduces New Orbitty Carrier Board for NVIDIA Jetson TX1

By Mike Ball / 16 May 2016

Connect Tech OrbittyConnect Tech, a developer of products for embedded applications, has announced its newest and lowest-priced NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Carrier, the Orbitty. The small form factor carrier is a low-cost solution designed for a wide range of applications.

“Our goal with Orbitty is to really round out our NVIDIA Jetson TX1 carrier board offering,” states Michele Kasza, Vice President Sales & Marketing. “Orbitty offers a lighter feature set than our Astro and Elroy carrier board solutions as well as a lower price point that will be attractive to the wide range of TX1 users that fit into the educational space, start-ups, and maker pros.”

The Orbitty Carrier’s design includes 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 OTG, 1x HDMI, 1x GbE, 1x microSD, 2x 3.3V UART, I2C, and 4x GPIO. It is ideal for robotics, unmanned applications and machine vision and is built to suit any small form factor rugged environment.

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The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 is a supercomputer on a module. It represents over 20 years of investment in visual computing distilled into an embedded system the size of a credit card. Jetson TX1 features the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, 256 NVIDIA CUDA cores, 64-bit CPUs, and a high level of power efficiency. It incorporates state-of-the-art technology for deep learning, computer vision, GPU computing, and graphics. The comprehensive development platform includes a developer kit, tools, developer portal, community, support, training, and product design packages, making it suitable for research, prototyping, development, and production.

Measuring 87mm x 50mm, Orbitty forms perfectly with the Jetson TX1, and allows its user to get up and running quickly on any application.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact