AI Dev Kit for Developers, Makers, Educators and Students

December 03, 2019 by Paul Shepard

OKdo, part of Electrocomponents plc, announced today its continued intention to supercharge its growth by adding the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit to its range. The Jetson Nano Developer Kit comes with out-of-the-box support for full desktop Linux, compatible with many peripherals and accessories, ready-to-use projects and tutorials to help makers get started.  The Jetson platform brings once unimaginable artificial intelligence (AI) applications within the reach of makers, inventors, designers, engineers, educators and students.

It's simpler than ever to get started! Just insert a microSD card with the system image, boot the developer kit, and begin using the same NVIDIA JetPack SDK used across the entire NVIDIA Jetson™ family of products. JetPack is compatible with NVIDIA's world-leading AI platform for training and deploying AI software, reducing complexity and effort for developers.

The Jetson Nano is an AI development kit offering high-performance and power-efficient computing. It's built on the same architecture and software that powers the world's fastest supercomputers.  It also features NVIDIA's JetPack SDK, which is built on CUDA-X and is a complete AI software stack with accelerated libraries for deep learning, computer vision, computer graphics and multimedia processing to support the Jetson Nano.

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The compact yet powerful Jetson Nano platform delivers 472 Gflops of computing performance, consuming as little as 5 Watts, making it the perfect choice for object detection, video search, face recognition and heat mapping. It supports high-resolution sensors, can process multiple sensors in parallel and has modern neural networks on each sensor stream. It complements many popular AI frameworks, so it's easy for developers to integrate into their products.

OKdo is uniquely positioned as a global technology company that is focused solely on single board computing (SBC) and internet of things (IoT). It's already endorsed by the world's leading technology companies and is committed to expanding its impressive partnership network.

"OKdo is passionate about providing SBC and IoT solutions to anyone who has an idea they want to bring to life and working with NVIDIA's world-leading technology is perfectly in sync with that vision," said Richard Curtin, Global SVP Technology at OKdo. "Inspiring people to create the next big thing is close to our hearts and we are hugely excited to announce this collaboration with NVIDIA to make AI more accessible for engineers globally."

"The Jetson Nano Developer Kit is ideal for bringing the power of modern AI to a small, easy-to-use platform--enabling the development of AI-powered robots, drones, intelligent video analytics enabled-devices, AI IoT devices, and other autonomous machines," said Murali Gopalakrishna, Head of Product Management for autonomous machines at NVIDIA. "OKdo's strong position in the electronics development maker community will enable developers to get engaged and develop new and exciting AI applications."

The Jetson Nano Development Kit is available now for £79.99 from OKdo and for $99.00 from NVIDIA.