NVIDIA Jetpack 5.0.2 Production Released with Ubuntu 20.04, Jetson Linux 35.1 BSP 1 with Linux Kernel 5.10, UEFI-based bootloader, support for Jetson AGX Orin module and developer kit, new as updated packages like CUDA 11.4, TensorRT 8.4.1, cuDNN 8.4.1.

NVIDIA Jetson modules and dev kits are nice little pieces of hardware for AI workloads, but the associated NVIDIA Jetpack SDK was based on the older Ubuntu 18.04, which was not suitable for some projects. But the good news is that Ubuntu 20.04 is in the works and is initially available via the Jetpack 5.0.0/5.0.1 developer previews, and the NVIDIA Jetpack 5.0.2 SDK is the first production release with support for Ubuntu 20.04.

In addition to the upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04, the Jetpack 5.0.2 SDK also adds support for both the Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit and the newly available Jetson AGX Orin 32 GB production module. It still works with earlier models, including the Jetson AGX Xavier and Jetson Xavier NX series modules and developer kits. However, there is no mention of the Jetson TX2, Jetson Nano and Jetson TX1, and they appear remained in Jetpack 4.6.1 SDK with Ubuntu 18.04.

Other notable updates in the Jetpack 5.0.2 release include:

  • Allows the Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit to emulate the performance modules Jetson AGX Orin 64GB, Jetson AGX Orin 32GB, Jetson Orin NX 16GB and Jetson Orin NX 8GB.
  • Security – Secure storage in OP-TEE using a normal world (REE) file system.
  • Over-the-Air Updates – Image-based OTA upgrade tools for Jetson AGX Xavier or Jetson Xavier NX modules running JetPack 4.x versions
  • Power – Support for Power estimator for the Jetson AGX Orin and Jetson Xavier NX series
  • Camera
    • Argus support for YUV444 and linear RGB888 output format for Jetson AGX Xavier and Jetson Xavier NX.
    • HDR support for Jetson AGX Orin. Digital Overlap (DOL) and Piecewise Linear (PWL) modes are supported.
  • Multimedia
    • AV1 Encode/Decode Jetson AGX Orin
    • Support for nvJPEG load balancing to use 2 nvJPEG engines in Jetson AGX Orin, providing 2x encoding/decoding performance compared to JetPack 5.0/5.0.1 Developer Preview versions.
    • The Preprocessing Enhancements (PPE) module provides a framework for various video encoding enhancement algorithms. Temporal Adaptive Quantization (TAQ) is supported.
  • Cloud Native – New NGC Containers
    • JetPack container with all JetPack components like CUDA, cuDNN, TensorRT, VPI, etc. in the container.
    • A cross-compilation container that facilitates cross-compilation of JetPack and Jetson Linux components on an x86 host machine running Linux.
    • Jetson Linux Flashing Container, which includes all the prerequisites needed to flash Jetson modules and developer kits from an x86 host machine running Linux.
  • Package Versions:
    • Jetson Linux 35.1
    • CUDA 11.4.14
    • TensorRT 8.4.1
    • cuDNN 8.4.1
    • VPI 2.1
    • OpenCV 4.5.4
    • Volcano 1.3
    • Nsight Systems 2022.3
    • Nsight Graphics 2022.3
    • Nsight Deep Learning Designer 2022.1

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