Gidel introduces edge computer with NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX SoM

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Gidel, an Israel-based tech company specialising in high-speed image acquisition and processing, has confirmed that NVIDIA’s Jetson Orin NX 16GB system-on-module (SoM) will be added to its FantoVision family of high-bandwidth compact computers for vision on the edge.

With up to 100 sparse TOPS, the Jetson Orin NX 16GB module increases the AI processing power of FantoVision computers by a factor of 5 and paired with Gidel’s high-speed camera interfaces and FPGA-based frame grabbing and processing technology, the new processor will help to open up a broad range of possibilities for real-time, low-latency image processing on the edge for industrial machine vision and other applications.

It includes 10GigE, CoaXPress 12 and Camera Link interfaces for image acquisition, processing and compression at over 1 gigapixel per second.

Gidel’s FantoVision edge computers have been designed to make NVIDIA Jetson modules easily accessible to high-end imaging and vision system developers. They combine NVIDIA Jetson processors with high-bandwidth camera interfaces and Gidel’s FPGA-based frame grabbing and acceleration technology.

Employing Gidel’s high-bandwidth interfaces, including 10GigE, CoaXPress 12 and Camera Link, FantoVision computers are able to capture and process images at up to 40 gigabits per second for high-resolution, high-speed, or multi-camera applications.

The NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 16GB module delivers five times more performance than the previous-generation Jetson Xavier NX platform with 100 TOPS vs. 21 TOPS, respectively. It also features a more powerful, new-generation CPU and GPU. With this level of performance, it can process the high image data throughput delivered by the Gidel frame grabber in real time at more than 1 gigapixel per second using the NVIDIA JetPack SDK.

“The combination of Gidel’s FPGA and image processing know-how and NVIDIA accelerated computing breaks another barrier between AI and machine vision,” said Reuven Weintraub, Founder and CTO of Gidel. “With our NVIDIA Jetson Orin-based FantoVision edge computers, vision system engineers have a turn-key solution to implement AI in machine vision systems.”

Gidel will present the new FantoVision with the NVIDIA Jetson Orin edge AI platform at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, in March.