Gumstix has reported it is jumping into the profound universe of edge artificial intelligence (AI), by releasing four new gadgets worked around NVIDIA’s Jetson Nano computer-on-module (COM) — incorporating with 16 camera connectors, all compatible with the famous Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2.
The new range is featured by the Gumstix Jetson Nano Snapshot Board, which takes four NVIDIA Jetson Nano module — highlighting NVIDIA’s custom quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 CPU and ground-breaking AI-advancing 128-core Maxwell GPU — and places them into a board flaunting 16 Camera Serial Interface (CSI) connectors all compatible with the minimal effort Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 and supporting up to 1080p video at 30 FPS. The board also comprises of an on-board gigabit switch goes about as the backbone for the modules, with remote monitoring and reset given by a coordinated Espressif ESP32 microcontroller.
Gumstix Jetson Nano Snapshot Board
“Ever since launching our first products in 2003 — running a full Linux implementation in the size of a stick of gum — we have sought to make the world of tiny devices more and more powerful,” says W.Gordon Kruberg, Head of Modular Hardware at Gumstix’s parent Altium. “This new AI series of expansion boards, featuring the SnapShot, and our support of the NVIDIA [Jetson] Nano, grows from our belief in the power and primacy of neural network algorithms.”
The Gumstix Jetson Nano Development Board, on the other hand, is a smaller and less expensive design dependent on a solitary NVIDIA Jetson Nano module. The board incorporates two camera connectors, a M.2 E-key PCI Express port for optional Wi-Fi connectivity, an Ethernet connector, USB 3.0, HDMI, and a 40-pin header compatible with the Raspberry Pi General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pin-out.
Then comes the Gumstix Jetson Nano MegaDrive which is less expensive still, however drops the GPIO and Ethernet ports of the Development Board for on-board 802.11ac Wi-Fi availability.
And at last, the Gumstix Jetson Nano FastFlash is a discretionary development board which means it is supposed to make quick deployment of any of the above simpler through rapid flashing or mounting of the Jetson Nano module’s ready eMMC storage.
The four boards of the Gumstix series are now available to purchase from Gumstix’s website, priced at:
Note: The Jetson Nano module to be purchased separately. It requires the B01 variant.