Supporting all modules in the Jetson™ Platform, JetPack 4.5 includes the first production release of VPI, NVIDIA’s Vision Programming Interface. VPI is a software library that provides Computer Vision and Image Processing algorithms to access popular APIs. VPI amalgamates popular frameworks to fast-track development of vision applications.
The other notable upgrade includes the Multimedia API (V4l2) being extended to support interaction with CSI cameras. This will ease the integration of CSI cameras to the Jetson platform, accelerating video encoding, decoding and opens many features including quality, latency, bit rate control, and more.
JetPack 4.5 also provides Jetson AGX Xavier, Xavier NX, and TX2 applications the ability to boot from NVMe or USB. This highly requested feature can be critical for applications that require additional storage beyond the modules eMMC.
JetPack 4.5 At A Glance
- L4T 32.5
- TensorRT 7.1.3
- cuDNN 8.0
- CUDA 10.2
- Multimedia API
- VPI 1.0 (First Production Release of VPI)
- NVIDIA Nsight Systems 2020.5
- NVIDIA Nsight Graphics 2020.5
Featured: About VPI
VPI 1.0 is designed to bridge and implement various frameworks where APIs are unavailable or are incompatible with each other. Popular frameworks such as OpenCV, NVIDIA® CUDA® SDK, PVA (Programmable Vision Accelerator) and VIC (Video and Image Compositor) can be easily accessed for development and fine-tuning within your Jetson application. The end result: rapid prototyping and fine tuning, significantly reducing time-to-market.
In addition to VPI 1.0, JetPack 4.5 includes the L4T 32.5 OS with general system security improvements and updated flashing and boot performance.
L4T 32.5 At a Glance
L4T 32.5 Operating System Improvements
To take advantage of the latest features introduced in JetPack 4.5, you will need to use the latest BSP for your Connect Tech solution.
Please click the appropriate link below to access the most up-to-date Board Support Package for your module. While we’re actively working on upgrading all BSPs to JetPack 4.5, the release for your module may not be ready quite yet. Please check back frequently for JetPack 4.5 BSP releases.
How to Install a L4T Board Support Package
The Connect Tech L4T Board Support Package adds support for all standard devices and carriers using Linux4Tegra. The provided software package includes any extra files required to use the hardware’s features and I/O set with the selected NVIDIA SDK.
Click here for Step-by-Step instructions to navigate the NVIDIA SDK Manager and upgrade the hardware’s BSP.
Software for Non-Standard Hardware
Any Connect Tech hardware that has been modified or custom designed will need a software package developed specifically for their application. CTI offers engineering services to quickly develop a BSP specifically for your project. Contact us to learn more.