Quark Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX

  • 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, 1x CAN 2.0b, 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, 1x CAN 2.0b, 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.

NOTE: Do not use the 19V power supply from the Jetson Xavier™ NX Dev Kit with the Quark Carrier.

** 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 3) (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

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 CAN 2.0b
• 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 Xavier NX

Package InfoBoard Support PackageRelease NotesDate Last Updated
JetPack 5.1.2 – L4T r35.4.1NX L4T r35.4.1 BSPNX L4T r35.4.1 Release Notes23-Apr-24
JetPack 5.1.1 – L4T r35.3.1NX L4T r35.3.1 BSPNX L4T r35.3.1 Release Notes22-July-23
JetPack 5.1.0 – L4T r35.2.1NX L4T r35.2.1 BSPNX L4T r35.2.1 Release Notes06-Apr-22
JetPack 5.0.2 – L4T r35.1.0NX L4T r35.1.0 BSPNX L4T r35.1.0 Release Notes11-Nov-22
JetPack 4.6.3 – L4T r32.7.3NX L4T r32.7.3 BSPNX L4T r32.7.3 Release Notes29-Mar-23
JetPack 4.6.2 – L4T r32.7.2NX L4T r32.7.2 BSPNX L4T r32.7.2 Release Notes22-June-22
JetPack 4.6.1 – L4T r32.7.1NX L4T r32.7.1 BSPNX L4T r32.7.1 Release Notes04-May-22
JetPack 4.6 – L4T r32.6.1NX L4T r32.6.1 BSPNX L4T r32.6.1 Release Notes04-Mar-22
JetPack 4.5 – L4T r32.5NX L4T r32.5 BSPNX L4T r32.5 Release Notes17-June-21
JetPack 4.4.1 – L4T r32.4.4NX L4T r32.4.4 BSPNX L4T r32.4.4 Release Notes11-Jan-21
JetPack 4.4 – L4T r32.4.3 NX L4T r32.4.3 BSPNX L4T r32.4.3 Release Notes02-Nov-20
JetPack 4.4 * – L4T r32.4.2NX L4T r32.4.2 BSPNX L4T r32.4.2 Release Notes29-Jun-20
*Developer Preview

Ordering Information

Main Products
Part Number Description
NGX004 Quark Carrier Only
NGX004-04 Quark Carrier + NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Module + Thermal Transfer Plate
NGX004-05 Quark Carrier + NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Module + Active Thermal
NGX004-06 Quark Carrier + NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX 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
XHG311 NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Passive Heat Sink
XHG312 NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Active Heat Sink
XHG313 NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX Thermal Transfer Plate

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