The documentation for the new NVIDIA Jetson Orin and Jetson AGX Orin Development Kit are now available on the Jetson Download Center. You may have to register as a NVIDIA developer to access some of the documents. Registration is free!
Here’s the current list of Orin document goodness:
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Module Data Sheet
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Product Design Guide
- Jetson AGX Orin Series and Jetson AGX Xavier Series Interface Migration
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Pinmux
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Supported Component List
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Developer Kit (P3730) 3D CAD STEP model
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Module (P3701) 3D CAD STEP model
- Jetson Orin Series SoC Technical Reference Manual
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Developer Kit Carrier Board Design Files (A04)
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Developer Kit Carrier Board Specification
- Jetson AGX Orin Series Developer Kit User Guide
What’s all this then?
These documents are where the fun starts with the Orin. As I wait for my Orin to get kicked out the airport bar and grab flight over here, there’s a little reading to do. By the way, I just praying that the Orin doesn’t discover Mai Tais or else we may not see it for a long time. Anyway, the developer kit user guide has a lot of useful information about the various I/O connectors on the AGX Orin Developer Kit carrier board.
In comparison to the AGX Xavier, the Orin carrier board adds a couple of MIPI CSI camera connectors. Also new is an audio header, so that you can hook up a standard PC audio panel to the Orin.
If you have a couple of hours on your hands, you will want to read through the Orin Series SoC Technical Reference Manual. It’s a little over 7100 pages of technical fun. I’m sure you’ll be able to finish it in an hour or two. Try it right before bedtime. You’ll sleep much better knowing that you are a better person for having read the manual.
As with other Jetsons, the Carrier Board specs and design files are available too. Won’t be nearly as many questions on how to interface with the Orin module when you have all the source material available for the dev kit. The 3D files are also useful if you’re making prototypes and want to integrate it into your design.