Quark Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™

  • Compatible with Jetson Nano, TX2 NX, and Xavier NX SoMs
  • Tiny footprint: 82.6mm x 58.8mm (3.25″ x 2.31″)
  • 1x USB 3.1, 2x GbE, 2x 2-lane MIPI CSI-2, 1x USB OTG
  • 1x SD card slot, 3x 3.3V UART, 2 x I2C, and 1x SPI
  • +5V DC Input

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Connect Tech’s Quark Carrier is an affordable, ultra small, and feature rich carrier for AI Computing at the Edge. Just slightly larger than the Jetson SODIMM module, it’s ideal for vision applications, inference, and unmanned payloads. Compatible with the Jetson Nano, TX2 NX and Xavier NX SoMs, users can seamlessly transition between modules should their processing needs change.

Quark’s design includes a rich I/O set including 1x USB 3.1, 2x GbE, 2x 2-lane MIPI CSI-2, 1x USB OTG, 1x SD card slot, 3x 3.3V UART, 2 x I2C, and 1x SPI as well as positive locking IO connectors optimized for rugged environments.

While Quark is compatible with NVIDIA Jetson Nano, TX2 NX, and Xavier NX SoMs, some I/O availability will change across modules. View the Quark Compatibility Specifications for a full breakdown.

** Please see PCN #: CTIU-00045 for more info regarding NGX014 **



82.6mm x 58.8mm (3.25" x 2.31")


2x 1000BASE-T Ports (Positive Locking MiniTek Connectors)
• 1x GBE from Jetson GBE Port
• 1x GBE from PCIe x1 i210 PHY


1x USB 3.1 (Gen 2) (USB Type-C Connector)
w/ USB0 OTG connection

MIPI Cameras

2x 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 (Connector: 1-1734248-5)
• 15-pin FPC 1mm Pitch Connector
• Same MIPI connector used on Nano Dev Kit

Misc Interfaces

Connector: 40-pin DF20
• 3x 3.3V TTL UARTs (1x CONSOLE)
• 8 GPIOs 3.3V TTL (1x PWM Capable)
• 2x I2C 3.3V
• 1x SPI


1x Micro SD Card Slot

Display Output

None (Headless Operation only)


1x 4-pin Fan Connector (5V, 1×4 Picoblade)

Power Input

+5V DC Input (Positive Locking MiniTek Connector)

Power – RTC Battery

3-Pin RTC Battery Connector (Rev C and onwards)

Operating Temperature

-25°C to +85°C (-13°F to +185°F) (module temp)


33g (1.16oz) (no module)

Warranty and Support

1 Year Warranty and Free Support


Jetson Nano

Package InfoBoard Support PackagesRelease NotesDate Last Updated
JetPack 4.6.2 – L4T r32.7.2Nano L4T r32.7.2 BSPNano L4T r32.7.2 Release Notes04-July-22
JetPack 4.6.1 – L4T r32.7.1Nano L4T r32.7.1 BSPNano L4T r32.7.1 Release Notes28-Apr-22
JetPack 4.6 – L4T r32.6.1Nano L4T r32.6.1 BSPNano L4T r32.6.1 Release Notes12-Nov-21
JetPack 4.5 – L4T r32.5Nano L4T r32.5 BSPNano L4T r32.5 Release Notes19-Feb-21
JetPack 4.4.1 – L4T r32.4.4Nano L4T r32.4.4 BSPNano L4T r32.4.4 Release Notes14-Jan-21
JetPack 4.4 – L4T r32.4.3Nano L4T r32.4.3 BSPNano L4T r32.4.3 Release Notes21-Oct-20
JetPack 4.4 * – L4T r32.4.2Nano L4T r32.4.2 BSPNano L4T r32.4.2 Release Notes05-Jun-20
JetPack 4.3 – L4T r32.3.1Nano L4T r32.3.1 BSPNano L4T r32.3.1 Release Notes29-May-20
JetPack 4.2.2 – L4T r32.2.1Nano L4T r32.2.1 BSPNano L4T r32.2.1 Release Notes09-Jan-20
*Developer Preview

Ordering Information

Main Products
Part Number Description
NGX004 Quark Carrier Only
NGX004-01 Quark Carrier + NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Module + Thermal Transfer Plate
NGX004-02 Quark Carrier + NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Module + Active Thermal
NGX004-03 Quark Carrier + NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Module + Passive Thermal
NGX014 Quark Carrier (Alternate Parts Version)
Part Number Description
CBG112 Power Cable – 6-pin MiniTek w/ Latch, unterminated
CBG117 Ethernet Cable – 10-pin MiniTek w/ Latch, RJ-45 Panel Mount
CBG125 I/O Cable – DF20A 40 Pin, unterminated
XHG308 NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Passive Heat Sink
XHG309 NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Active Heat Sink
XHG310 NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Thermal Transfer Plate

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