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Revision as of 01:57, 22 July 2019

NVIDIA Jetson TX1 is an embedded system-on-module (SoM) with quad-core ARM Cortex-A57, 4GB LPDDR4 and integrated 256-core Maxwell GPU.

Useful for deploying computer vision and deep learning, Jetson TX1 runs Linux and provides 1TFLOPS of FP16 compute performance in 10 watts of power.

Jetson TX1 is available as the module, developer kit, and in compatible ecosystem products. See the wiki of other Jetson's here, including the latest Jetson AGX Xavier.

  Parallel ForAllNVIDIA Jetson TX1 Drives Next Wave of Autonomous Machines

Jetson TX1 DevKit Module combo.jpg

Jetson TX1 Module

The Jetson TX1 module contains all the active processing components. The ports are broken out through a carrier board.

Below is a partial list of the module's features. Please see the Module Datasheet for the complete specifications.

Jetson TX1 Block Diagram Module.png

Processing Components

  • quad-core ARM Cortex-A57
  • 256-core Maxwell GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4
  • 16GB eMMC
  • H.264/H.265 encoder & decoder
  • Dual ISPs (Image Service Processors)

Ports & Peripherals

  • HDMI 2.0
  • 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB3, USB2
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 12 lanes MIPI CSI 2.0
  • 4 lanes PCIe gen 2.0
  • SATA, 2x SDcard
  • 3x UART, 3x SPI, 4x I2C


  • 400-pin Samtec board-to-board connector
  • dimensions: 50x87mm   (1.96" x 3.42")
  • mass: 45 grams
  • Thermal Transfer Plate (TTP), -25C to 85C operating temperature
  • 5.5-19.6VDC input power (consuming 10-15W, under typical load)

Software Support

  Parallel ForAllJetPack 3.1 Doubles Jetson's Low-Latency Inference Performance


Jetson TX1 Developer Kit

The Jetson TX1 Developer Kit bundles together all the parts to get started, including:

Jetson TX1 DevKit.jpg

What's Included

  • mini-ITX Reference carrier board
  • Jetson TX1 Module
    • fan and heatsink (pre-assembled)
  • 5MP CSI camera module (with Omnivision OV5693)
  • WiFi/BT antennas
  • USB OTG adapter
  • 19VDC Power brick
  • AC Power cable

The design files for the reference carrier board and camera module included in the devkit are freely available for download.

Getting Started

  • Get the latest development software for PC and TX1 by using JetPack.
  • Plug in an HDMI display into Jetson, attach the antennas and USB keyboard & mouse, and apply power to boot it up. (User Guide)
  • Visit the Embedded Developer Zone and Developer Forum to access the latest documentation & downloads.


  • Use the Region Selector to find distributors of the devkit in your region.
  • There's also an Academic Discount available for those belonging to an educational organization.

Platform Documentation

NVIDIA has released comprehensive documentation and reference designs for the Jetson TX1 module and devkit.

  • Module Datasheet          the official module features, ports, signal pin-out, and package specifications.
  • Design Guide                  detailed technical design and layout information for creating OEM products.
  • DevKit User Guide          guide to unpacking, setting up, and flashing the Jetson TX1 Developer Kit.
  • DevKit Carrier Spec        design info about the reference carrier board from the devkit.
  • DevKit Design Files        schematics, layout, and design files for the devkit reference carrier board.
  • DevKit CAD Models        3D STEP file for reference carrier board, heatsink, camera board, and module.
  • Camera Design Files      schematics, layout, and design files for the devkit MIPI CSI-2 camera module.
  • Thermal Design Guide   mechanical specifications for designing active and passive cooling solutions.
  • Module PinMux               excel spreadsheet macro for generating ARM device tree source (DTS) files.
  • L4T Kernel Docs             documentation for L4T kernel developers (including V4L2/camera drivers).
  • Tegra X1 TRM                 Technical Reference Manual for the TX1 system-on-chip and register data.
  • Multimedia API Reference          documentation to Argus camera API and V4L2 media codecs
  • Accelerated GStreamer Guide   example gstreamer pipelines for accessing H.264/H.265 hardware video codec.

Above is a partial list of documents. Please visit the Downloads Center at Embedded Developer Zone for the full list that's currently available.

Guides and Tutorials

This section contains recipes for following along on Jetson.

System Tools


Computer Vision

Deep Learning


V4L2 drivers for cameras

Design FAQs

There are some useful FAQs for Jetson TX1 design, link is here.

Linux Distributions


Jetson TX1 comes preloaded with NVIDIA's Linux4Tegra (L4T) distribution based on Ubuntu.

However it is possible to install other distributions on a Tegra device:

  • Debian: Debian has installer and kernel support for the Jetson TX1 development kit and provides a u-boot binary
  • Yocto: Jetson TX1 upstream kernel base Yocto bsp layer
  • AGL distro for jetson TX1/TK1: AGL distro for Jetson TX1/TK1.

Multiple Cameras

There are several ways to handle multiple cameras on Jetson TX1 at the same time:

6 MIPI CSI-2 Cameras support for Jetson TX1 from e-con systems
3 MIPI CSI-2 Cameras support for Jetson TX1 from e-con systems

Ecosystem Products

The following are 3rd-party carriers, enclosures, drones, and accessories available for Jetson TX1:

TX1 SoC is also used in consumer products.

4k usb camera

USB 3.0 webcams known to be working

  • e-con Systems' See3CAM_CU135 was tested on Jetson TX1 with 1920x1080 @ 29 FPS (uncompressed), 1920x1080 @ 18 FPS (MJPG compressed), 4096x2160 @ 6 FPS (uncompressed), 4208x3120 @ 3 FPS (uncompressed), as well as other settings.
  • e-con Systems' See3CAM_130 was tested on Jetson TX1 with 1920x1080 @ 29 FPS (uncompressed), 1920x1080 @ 15 FPS (MJPG compressed), 4096x2160 @ 7 FPS (uncompressed), 4208x3120 @ 4 FPS (uncompressed), as well as other settings.
  • e-con Systems' See3CAM_81 was tested on Jetson TX1 with 1920x1080 @ 12 FPS (uncompressed), 3264x2448 @ 5 FPS (uncompressed), as well as other settings.
  • e-con Systems' See3CAM_30 was tested on Jetson TX1 with 1920x1080 @ 13 FPS (uncompressed), 1280x720 @ 30 FPS (uncompressed), 1920x1080 @ 42 FPS (MJPG compressed), 1280x720 @ 20 FPS (MJPG compressed),as well as other settings.
  • e-con Systems' See3CAM_CU30 was tested on Jetson TX1 with 1920x1080 @ 13 FPS (uncompressed), 1280x720 @ 30 FPS (uncompressed), 1920x1080 @ 42 FPS (MJPG compressed), 1280x720 @ 20 FPS (MJPG compressed),as well as other settings.
  • Stereolabs ZED
  • Point Grey Flea3 & Blackfly
  • Logitech C920

Getting Help

If you have a technical question or bug report, please visit the DevTalk Developer Forums and search or start a topic.

See the official Support page on Embedded Developer Zone for warranty and RMA information: https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/support

For NVIDIA webstore Customer Service, please see the My Account page or contact 1-800-797-6530.