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Products   >   Communications Modules   >   NVIDIA Solutions   >   Elton™


High-Performance Carrier System for NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ Module

Ideal Platform for compute-intensive rugged embedded applications

With its NVIDIA Xavier computing power, rugged design, and PCIe/104 expansion capability, Elton offers the ideal platform for implementing high performance computing and AI applications in mobile and harsh environments.

Elton utilizes the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier embedded computer module to deliver unmatched performance for AI, machine learning, image processing, and other compute-intensive tasks. The Xavier module delivers up to 30 TeraOps in performance (3 x 1013 operations per second) at a maximum power dissipation of 30 watts. Xavier also offers scalable performance for applications requiring lower overall power consumption of 10 or 15 watts. The module runs at 32 TOPs on a 512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores and accelerators, enabling high-performance AI-powered autonomous machines like never before. At 87 x 100mm (3.4 x 3.9") it is slightly bigger than the other Jetson modules.

Elton provides numerous sockets for I/O expansion. An industry-standard camera module socket supports the attachment of up to 8 CSI cameras (up to 4 cameras with 4K resolution). An M.2 socket supports the use of PCIe x4 NVMe flash storage up to 256GB. An LTE module socket supports the use of NimbeLink SkyWire cellular modems, featuring a broad range of solutions with worldwide compatibility.

Standard PC-style I/O on Elton includes 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, HD audio, HDMI and LVDS display, and 4 RS-232/422/485 ports with software configurability. All I/O is provided on pin headers that are compatible with both common non-latching and rugged latching mating cables, making Elton ideal for applications in environments subject to high shock and vibration.

Elton Block Diagram

Jetson Xaviar Block Diagram

NVIDIA Meets PC/104

Unique among NVIDIA computing module carriers, Elton employs a PCI/104-Express expansion socket. The socket provides support for PCI-104, PCIe/104 type 2 (x8 lane), and PCIe/104 OneBank expansion modules (4 x1 lanes), enabling rapid creation of truly rugged, custom-configured, high performance, PCIe-based solutions using off-the-shelf I/O modules from a large number of manufacturers worldwide. Typical PCIe/104 I/O expansion includes 1G/10G Ethernet, video capture, and high resolution video display. A wide variety of industrial I/O modules, including analog, digital, serial, motion control, and other types is also available.

Data Acquisition

A built-in data acquisition circuit provides 12-bit A/D up to 1MSPS, 12-bit D/A, and 3.3V GPIO. Diamond’s free C-language programming library simplifies application development, while a GUI control panel offers convenient control and monitoring of real-world processes as well as ready-to-run data logging capability.

Unique and Rugged

Unique among NVIDIA module carriers, Elton offers a full PCI/104-Express expansion socket with PCIe x8, PCIe x1, and PCI expansion capabilities in a solution designed for vehicle and harsh environment applications. Elton bridges the world of NVIDIA high performance computing and graphics capabilities and the world of PC/104 rugged systems. Elton is the first product to bring NVIDIA into the PC/104 ecosystem and helps to prove the enduring value of PC/104 as the PCIe expansion system of choice for small form factor, high performance, rugged embedded computer systems.

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Elton carrier board for Jetson AGX Xavier computer on module (module and heatsink / fan sink not included)
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Size: 4" x 6.00" / 101.6 x 152.4mm
Input voltage 9-20VDC
On-board features:
I/O breakout from Xavier board:
   2x USB 3.1
   2x USB 2.0
   2x Gigabit Ethernet
   1x HDMI
   1x LVDS LCD
   4x RS-232/RS485/RS422
   2x CAN 1Mbps
SAM DAQ circuit:
   6 12-bit A/D, 0-3.3V input range, up to 1MSPS sampling rate
   2 12-bit D/A, 0-3.3V output range
   13 GPIO, 3.3V logic levels
Socketed features:
Camera module connector supports up to 6x 2-lane CSI cameras
UFS flash socket
M.2 PCIe x4 socket (2242 size)
1x Nimbelink™ Skywire® modem socket
PCI-104 Express expansion socket:
   PCI-104 connector for PCI bus
   3-bank PCIe/104 Type 1 connector with 1x PCIe x8 and 4x PCIe x1
   The PCIe/104 specification is available here