Astro Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i

  • 2 Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ports
  • USB and HDMI Ports
  • Use with COTS or custom break out boards
  • 87mm x 57mm (3.43″ x 2.24″)
  • Extended Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C (Astro Carrier)
  • Video Inputs: MIPI, GMSL*

More Information

Astro is specifically designed to work with the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2, TX2i, or TX1 supercomputer-on-module. The Astro Carrier provides access to features found on the Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 module in an extremely small footprint (87mm x 57mm/3.43″ x 2.24″). It makes use of a high density, board-to-board connector that allows for use with Connect Tech’s off the shelf or custom designed break out boards.

Specifications

Compatibility

NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1, NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2, NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2i

Dimensions

87mm x 57mm (3.43" x 2.24")

Mini PCIe/mSATA

1x half size card or 1x full length card, PCIe and USB signaling (Mini PCIe)

Storage

1x mSATA, half size card

USB

1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0

Network

1 from on-board Intel 82574 PHY/Controller, 1 from the Jetson™ TX1 Module, 2x Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ports

GPIO

4-bit GPIO

CAN Bus

1x CAN bus

Display

1x HDMI, Supports up to HDMI 2.0 UHD 4K [2160p] at 60Hz

Audio

1x HDMI Integrated Audio, 1x stereo output

Serial

2x RS-232/485

Video Input

1x MIPI CSI-2 (on breakout board layer)
2x GMSL*
– Note: GMSL video inputs only supported on PN: ASG012 with RidgeRun Drivers/Software Support
GMSL Software Info Link: https://developer.ridgerun.com/wiki/index.php?title=MAX96705_MAX9286_GMSL_SERDES_Linux_Drivers
Contact: [email protected]
– Power-Over-Coax Not Supported, external power must be provided to GMSL Camera Module

Misc

I2C, RTC battery input, System Control (PWR and RST buttons, etc.)

Connectors

90-pin QSH Samtec connector to be mated to Connect Tech Inc. breakout boards

Weight

• ASG001 (Astro Carrier): 46 grams (with stand-offs attached)
• XBG201 or XBG206 (Breakout Board): 51 grams
• Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1: 144 grams (with heatsink); 75 grams (without heatsink)

Operating Temperature

-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)

Downloads

Jetson TX2

Package InfoBoard Support PackageRelease NotesDate Last Updated
JetPack 4.5 - L4T r32.5TX2 L4T r32.5 BSPTX2 L4T r32.5 Release Notes18-Mar-21
JetPack 4.4.1 – L4T r32.4.4TX2 L4T r32.4.4 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.4 Release Notes19-Jan-21
JetPack 4.4 – L4T r32.4.3 TX2 L4T r32.4.3 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.3 Release Notes25-Sep-20
JetPack 4.4 * – L4T r32.4.2TX2 L4T r32.4.2 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.2 Release Notes06-Jul-20
JetPack 4.3 – L4T r32.3.1TX2 L4T r32.3.1 BSPTX2 L4T r32.3.1 Release Notes26-May-20
JetPack 4.2.2 – L4T r32.2.1TX2 L4T r32.2.1 BSPTX2 L4T r32.2.1 Release Notes25-Nov-19
JetPack 4.2.1 – L4T r32.2.0 TX2 L4T r32.2.0 BSPTX2 L4T r32.2.0 Release Notes11-Nov-19
JetPack 4.2 – L4T r32.1.0TX2 L4T r32.1.0 BSPTX2 L4T r32.1.0 Release Notes05-Jul-19
JetPack 3.3 – L4T r28.2XTX2 L4T r28.2X BSPTX2 L4T r28.2X Release Notes09-Nov-18
JetPack 3.1 – L4T r28.1.0TX2 L4T r28.1.0 BSPTX2 L4T r28.1.0 Release Notes15-Mar-18
JetPack 3.0 – L4T r27.1.0TX2 L4T r27.1.0 BSPTX2 L4T r27.1.0 Release Notes27-Jun-17
*Developer Preview

Jetson TX2i

Package InfoBoard Support PackageRelease NotesDate Last Updated
JetPack 4.5 - L4T r32.5TX2 L4T r32.5 BSPTX2 L4T r32.5 Release Notes18-Mar-21
JetPack 4.4.1 – L4T r32.4.4TX2 L4T r32.4.4 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.4 Release Notes19-Jan-21
JetPack 4.4 – L4T r32.4.3 TX2 L4T r32.4.3 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.3 Release Notes25-Sep-20
JetPack 4.4 * – L4T r32.4.2TX2 L4T r32.4.2 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.2 Release Notes06-Jul-20
JetPack 4.3 – L4T r32.3.1TX2 L4T r32.3.1 BSPTX2 L4T r32.3.1 Release Notes26-May-20
JetPack 4.2.2 – L4T r32.2.1TX2 L4T r32.2.1 BSPTX2 L4T r32.2.1 Release Notes25-Nov-19
JetPack 4.2.1 – L4T r32.2.0 TX2 L4T r32.2.0 BSPTX2 L4T r32.2.0 Release Notes11-Nov-19
JetPack 4.2 – L4T r32.1.0TX2 L4T r32.1.0 BSPTX2 L4T r32.1.0 Release Notes05-Jul-19
JetPack 3.3 – L4T r28.2XTX2 L4T r28.2X BSPTX2 L4T r28.2X Release Notes09-Nov-18
*Developer Preview

Jetson TX2 4GB

Package InfoBoard Support PackageRelease NotesDate Last Updated
JetPack 4.5 - L4T r32.5TX2 L4T r32.5 BSPTX2 L4T r32.5 Release Notes18-Mar-21
JetPack 4.4.1 – L4T r32.4.4TX2 L4T r32.4.4 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.4 Release Notes19-Jan-21
JetPack 4.4 – L4T r32.4.3 TX2 L4T r32.4.3 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.3 Release Notes25-Sep-20
JetPack 4.4 * – L4T r32.4.2TX2 L4T r32.4.2 BSPTX2 L4T r32.4.2 Release Notes06-Jul-20
JetPack 4.3 – L4T r32.3.1TX2 L4T r32.3.1 BSPTX2 L4T r32.3.1 Release Notes26-May-20
JetPack 4.2.2 – L4T r32.2.1TX2 L4T r32.2.1 BSPTX2 L4T r32.2.1 Release Notes25-Nov-19
JetPack 4.2.1 – L4T r32.2.0 TX2 L4T r32.2.0 BSPTX2 L4T r32.2.0 Release Notes11-Nov-19
*Developer Preview

Jetson TX1

Package InfoBoard Support PackageRelease NotesDate Last Updated
JetPack 4.4 * – L4T r32.4.2TX1 L4T r32.4.2 BSPTX1 L4T r32.4.2 Release Notes29-Jun-20
JetPack 4.3 – L4T r32.3.1TX1 L4T r32.3.1 BSPTX1 L4T r32.3.1 Release Notes02-Sep-20
JetPack 4.2.2 – L4T r32.2.1TX1 L4T r32.2.1 BSPTX1 L4T r32.2.1 Release Notes07-Jan-20
JetPack 3.3 – L4T r28.2XTX1 L4T r28.2X BSPTX1 L4T r28.2X Release Notes08-May-18
JetPack 3.1 – L4T r28.1.0TX1 L4T r28.1.0 BSPTX1 L4T r28.1.0 Release Notes14-Mar-18
JetPack 2.3.1 – L4T r24.2.1TX1 L4T r24.2.1 BSPTX1 L4T r24.2.1 Release Notes03-Oct-17
JetPack 2.3 – L4T r24.2.0TX1 L4T r24.2.0 BSPTX1 L4T r24.2.0 Release Notes14-Mar-17
JetPack 2.2.1 – L4T r24.1TX1 L4T r24.1 BSPTX1 L4T r24.1 Release Notes30-Sep-16
*Developer Preview

Comparison Chart

Name
Astro Carrier
Elroy Carrier
Orbitty Carrier
Spacely Carrier
Cogswell Carrier
Sprocket Carrier
Quasar Carrier
Part Number ASG001 w/ XBG201 ASG002 ASG003 ASG006 ASG007/ASG014 ASG008 ASG016
Dimensions 87mm x 57mm
(3.43″ x 2.24″)
87mm x 50mm
(3.425″ x 1.968″)
87mm x 50mm
(3.425″ x 1.968″)
125mm x 95mm
(4.92” x 3.74”)
178mm x 147.5mm
(7.008” x 5.81”)
87mm x 50mm
(3.425” x 1.968”)
87mm x 50mm
(3.425” x 1.968”)
Mini-PCIe 1x Half Size Slot
or 1x Full Size Slot
2x Half Size Slot
or 1x Full Size Slot
N/A 1x Full Size Slot 1x Full Size Slot N/A N/A
mSATA 1x Half Size Slot 1x Half Size Slot
or 1x Full Size Slot
N/A 1x Full Size Slot 1x Full Size Slot N/A 1x Full Size Slot
Video Outputs 1x HDMI 1x HDMI 1x HDMI 1x HDMI 1x HDMI N/A 1x HDMI
Video Inputs 1x MIPI CSI-2 (2-lane) 2x MIPI CSI-2 (2-lane) N/A (USB & GbE Cameras Only) 6x MIPI CSI-2 (2-lane)
OR
3x MIPI CSI-2 (4-lane)
N/A (USB & GbE Cameras Only) 1x MIPI CSI-2 (2-lane)
OR
1x MIPI CSI-2 (4-lane)
1x 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 (I-PEX Connector)
Serial 2x RS-232/RS-485 2x RS-232/RS-485 2x 3.3V TTL 2x 3.3V TTL 2x RS-232/RS-485 2x 3.3V TTL 2x 3.3V TTL
CAN N/A N/A N/A 1x CAN 2.0b Port 1x CAN 2.0b Port N/A 1x CAN 2.0b Port
USB 1x USB 3.0,
2x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0,
1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0,
1x USB OTG
2x USB 3.0,
2x USB 2.0,
1x USB CLIENT
1x USB 3.0,
1x USB 2.0,
1x USB OTG
1x USB OTG 2x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0 OTG
Ethernet 2x GbE 1x GbE 1x GbE 2x GbE 5 x GbE
(4x PoE, 2x PoE+)
N/A 1x GbE (10/100/1000 BASE-T)
Audio 1x Output via Codec,
1x Output via HDMI
1x Output via HDMI 1x Output via HDMI 1x Output via HDMI 1x Output via HDMI N/A HDMI Integrated
SD Card 1x microSD Card Slot 1x microSD Card Slot 1x microSD Card Slot 1x microSD Card Slot 1x microSD Card Slot N/A 1x Output Via HDMI
Misc 1x I2C,
4x GPIO
1x I2C,
4x GPIO
1x I2C,
4x GPIO
1x I2C,
16x GPIO, 1x SPI
1x I2C,
4x GPIO
1x I2C,
4x GPIO
1x I2C,
4x GPIO
Fan PWM PWM PWM PWM N/A N/A PWM
Input Power +9V to 36V DC +9V to +14V DC +9V to +14V DC +12V to +22V DC +12V DC +12V to +16V DC +9V to +14V DC
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F)
-40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F)
-40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F)
-40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F)
-40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F)
-40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F)
-40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F)

Ordering Information

Main Products
Part Number Description
ASG001 Astro Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i/TX1
ASG012 Astro Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i/TX1 with GMSL
XBG201 Astro Carrier Breakout Board for NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX1
XBG206 Astro Carrier Breakout Board for NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2i
Cables/Accessories
Part Number Description
XHG301 TX2/TX1 Passive Heat Sink
XHG302 TX2/TX1 Active Heat Sink
CKG041 ASG001 Full Cable Kit
CBG134 10-pin Minitek to flying Lead Cable (for System Control Header)
CBG111 Dual DB-9 Panel Mount to 10-Pin Minitek Cable
CBG112 6-Pin Minitek to Flying Lead Cable (for I2C Header)
CBG118 Dual Audio (uses HP out only) to 8-Pin Minitek Cable
CBG136 CR2032 RTC Battery w/ 3-pin Connector Cable Assembly – 6032101013
MSG062 Astro North American Power Supply

  • Input 90-264 VAC, North American Plug.
  • Output 12V DC, 2A, 24W
  • Includes mating cable assembly to mate to 3.5mm terminal plug
MSG070 Astro Multi-Region Power Supply

  • Input 90-264 VAC, Multi-Region Interchangeable Blade Plugs
  • Input Blades for North America, Europe, UK, Australia and China
  • Output 12V DC, 2A, 24W
  • Includes mating cable assembly to mate to 3.5mm terminal plug

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