Advancements in AI, simulation, secure edge computing platforms, and IoT sensors are ushering in a new era of intelligent, autonomous machines. Organizations worldwide are embracing robotics and intelligent machines to automate tasks and achieve fully autonomous production. However, the transition to AI at the edge requires meeting stringent requirements such as functional safety, long-term support, and network security. NVIDIA IGX Orin is an industrial-grade platform that addresses these challenges, providing a holistic solution for accelerated AI application development. In this blog post, we will explore the features, value propositions, and use cases of the NVIDIA IGX Orin platform.
High Performance: IGX Orin is powered by the world’s most powerful AI computer for energy-efficient autonomous machines, delivering 275 tera operations per second of AI performance. It ensures high-performance computing for low-latency, real-time applications.
- Functional Safety: IGX Orin includes built-in safety extensions and a safety microcontroller unit. These features enable proactive safety in autonomous environments by mitigating safety events and threats, identifying safety concerns before they happen, and even predicting future safety events based on past performance data.
- End-to-End Security: The platform incorporates the latest embedded device security, remote provisioning, and management capabilities. It ensures the integrity and confidentiality of data, protecting edge AI systems from potential cyber threats.
- Long-Term Support: NVIDIA provides ten years of hardware and whole-stack software support for the IGX platform. This long-term commitment ensures product longevity and gives organizations the confidence to deploy and maintain their AI applications over an extended period.
- Industrial Automation: In manufacturing and industrial settings, IGX Orin enables the deployment of autonomous robots and machines that can work collaboratively with humans. Proactive safety features reduce the risk of accidents, optimize production processes, and enhance worker safety. Predictive safety and digital twin simulations further improve efficiency and minimize downtime.
- Healthcare and Medical Robotics: The IGX Orin platform can be utilized in medical environments, facilitating the development of autonomous medical robots and smart devices. With functional safety capabilities, these robots can work alongside healthcare professionals to assist in surgeries, patient monitoring, and drug administration. Proactive safety measures ensure patient well-being and operational efficiency.
- Smart City Infrastructure: In smart city applications, IGX Orin can power intelligent transportation systems, security networks, and infrastructure monitoring. The platform’s high-performance computing enables real-time video analytics, object detection, and traffic optimization. Functional safety features enhance the reliability and safety of autonomous vehicles and critical infrastructure.
- Energy and Utilities: IGX Orin can enhance the efficiency and safety of energy production and utility operations. Autonomous drones equipped with IGX Orin can inspect power lines, detect faults, and optimize maintenance processes. Predictive safety and simulation capabilities allow for proactive identification of potential failures and help organizations plan preventive maintenance strategies.
PNY Technologies offers a comprehensive selection of NVIDIA professional graphics cards — including the NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU — which can seamlessly integrate into the NVIDIA IGX platform. With a menu of GPU options, organizations can choose the right card to suit their specific needs and use cases, whether it’s high-performance computing, advanced AI inference, or complex simulations. PNY’s portfolio of NVIDIA GPUs ensures compatibility and provides the necessary computational power to maximize the capabilities of the IGX platform, enabling businesses to achieve optimal performance and efficiency in their edge AI deployments.