JetPack 3.1

JetPack 3.1 Release

July 24, 2017 kangalow 3

Today NVIDIA released JetPack 3.1 which introduces L4T 28.1 with production support for both the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2 Development Kits. Also new is TensorRT 2.1, cuDNN 6.0 and expanded multimedia API functionality and samples. Components for Jetson TK1 remain unchanged. JetPack 3.1 is available on the NVIDIA Read more …


GPIO and SPI – NVIDIA Jetson TX1

April 4, 2017 kangalow 0

In a post on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 forum, Wilkins White (Atrer) from Nova Dynamics ( wrote up a quite wonderful explanation of how to enable SPI on the Jetson TX1. The SPI interface is used in the discussion to interface with a MCP2515 CAN Bus Module (CAN Bus is Read more …


Flash Memory and You

March 31, 2017 kangalow 0

In a previous article about SSDs we had a chat in the video about flash memory types. Ivan R commented on the JetsonHacks YouTube channel: Jim, I’ve noticed a lot of development boards now a days are coming with on board eMMC memory for storage as compared to older style, Read more …


Install Samsung SSD on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 31, 2017 kangalow 3

Installing a Solid State Disk (SSD) on a Jetson TX2 is good, clean fun. Looky here: Background Serial-ATA drives are used in many desktop and laptop computers. While this article describes installing a Solid State Disk (SSD), this information can be used to install other types of SATA drives. SATA Read more …

Jetson TX2 Kernel Build

Build Kernel and Modules – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 25, 2017 kangalow 29

In this article, we cover building the kernel onboard the NVIDIA Jetson TX2. Looky here: Background and Motivation Note: This article is for intermediate users, and the methods within are somewhat experimental. You should be familiar with the purpose of the kernel. You should be able to read shell scripts Read more …

Jetson TX2 Development Kit

NVPModel – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

March 25, 2017 kangalow 0

The introduction of the Jetson TX2 Development Kit brings with it the introduction of the new command line interface nvpmodel tool. Background Applications for the Jetson Tegra systems cover a wide range of performance and power requirements. As the Jetson family has become more sophisticated over the years, power and Read more …

Phoronix ARM Board Comparison

ARM Board Comparison – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 19, 2017 kangalow 2

For some “weekend benchmarking fun” Michael Larabel over at Phoenix did an ARM board comparison which included the new Jetson TX2. Here’s the link: Benchmarks Of Many ARM Boards From The Raspberry Pi To NVIDIA Jetson TX2 The comparison looks at the CPU performance ranging from cheap ~$10 ARM SBCs Read more …

Chromium - Jetson TX1

Quick Tip: Web Browser on Jetson TX1

January 6, 2017 kangalow 0

The Chromium web browser is now available from the Ubuntu repositories. It’s easy to install. Looky here: Background Most Ubuntu systems, including the 32-bit versions of the Jetson Development Kits, install a web browser in the desktop Launcher for easy access. However, when the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit switched Read more …