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Carrier board supports Jetson Nano/NX modules

Oct 19, 2022 — by Giorgio Mendoza 939 views

SeeedStudio announced yesterday the A205E Carrier Board which is compatible with Jetson Nano/Xavier NX modules from NVIDIA. The A205 includes flexible peripherals such as dual GbE LAN ports, dual HDMI ports, one PCIe M.2 key-M for SSD storage, one M.2 Key for Wi-Fi/BLE, etc.

According to the company, the A205E is compatible with the Jetson Nano/Xavier NX modules delivering up to 21 TOPS. This board comes in a standard size of 115mm x 105mm and supports an operating range from -20°C to 80°C to target industrial embedded applications.

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A205E Carrier Board
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The A205E includes a M.2 Key M socket for SSD storage located on the back of the board and a MicroSD card slot for additional storage.   

For wireless connectivity, the A205E board seems to integrate a Wi-Fi/BLE module and an antenna socket. As seen in the image below, there is support for ethernet via dual Gigabit LAN ports.


A205E Carrier Board back
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The display interface consists of two stacked HDMI 2.0 ports and a MIPI CSI connector for cameras. 

The board also offers various serial interfaces including up to four USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C, one USB 2.0 connector, one I2C connector and up to 20 isolated I/Os with support for protocols such as I2C, SPI, CAN, SPI, RS-232 and RS-485.

    
A205E Carrier Board front
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Specifications listed for the A205E Carrier Board include: 

  • Processor System:
    •  NVIDIA Jetson Nano or Xavier NX module (up to 21 TOPs)
  • Storage:
    • 1x M.2 Key-M (NVMe SSD)
    • 1x MicroSD card reader
  • Connectivity:
    • 2x 1GbE RJ45 LAN Port 
  • Display/Audio:
  • Camera:
    • 1x CSI
  • Expansion:
    • 1x M.2 Key-E (Wi-Fi)
  • USB:
    • 4x USB 3.0 Type-A
    • 1x USB 2.0 Type-C
    • 1x USB 2.0 (via connector)
  • I/O Peripherals:
    • 20-pin GPIO
    • 1x RS485, 1x RS232, 1x CAN
  • Software:
    •  NVIDIA JetPack SDK 
  • Power:
    • 9 to 19V @3A
  • Dimensions:
    • 115mm x 105mm

 Further information

The  A205E Carrier Board is available for pre-orders starting at $416 on SeeedStudio.com. Refer to the product page for additional details. 

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