Products equipped with the NVIDIA Jetson series are ready to enter the market

Aitech announced that it has used the NVIDIA Jetson TX2i module to develop a computing system for the space radiation environment. As a manufacturer of computing equipment for military, aerospace, and aerospace applications, Aitech’s commercial system called S-A1760 Venus can be used in spacecraft and small satellites. This is the first solution based on NVIDIA SoC in this field, which can provide 1 TFLOPS of single-precision floating-point computing performance.

In various space application environments, the demand for advanced imaging and data processing is increasing, but it is very expensive to equip small satellites with high-performance and radiation-resistant computing systems. Because of the complex space environment, the equipment has high requirements for anti-jamming capabilities, and satellites also have strict restrictions on load and power consumption. “Designed for short duration spaceflight, NEO and LEO satellites applications, the S-A1760 VenusTM is the smallest, most powerful space-rated Rugged-GPGPU small form factor (SFF) system, ideally suited for video and signal processing in distributed systems.”

NVIDIA’s Jetson TX2i module uses two Denver 2 cores or four Arm Cortex-A57 core CPUs, and a GPU based on the Pascal architecture. It has 256 CUDA cores, equipped with 8GB of LPDDR4 memory, can connect up to 6 cameras, and encode/decode up to 1/2 4K@60Hz or 4/20 1080P@60Hz HEVC video streams at the same time. It also provides functions such as Ethernet card, USB 2.0, serial port, DVI/HDMI output, and HD-SDI input.
Although this product of NVIDIA is a core module that reaches the industrial level, it does not have a special anti-radiation design, but under proper protection, it can still meet the needs of some space applications. S-A1760 Venus has passed relevant certifications and is a space component for non-deep space or long-distance flight. Aitech said that as the demand for advanced imaging and data processing in the entire space application continues to increase, transitioning to a computing system based on powerful performance is a reasonable choice for the industry, which will help future commercial space applications and the development of small satellite clusters.