Nvidia Drive Xavier – The world’s most powerful SoC

Nvidia has launched its Drive Xavier autonomous machine processors, with units being delivered to customers this quarter.

“Xavier will power the Nvidia Drive software stack, now expanded to a trio of AI platforms covering every aspect of the experience inside next-generation automobiles,” said Nvidia.

Xavier features over 9 billion transistors and is the “most complex system on a chip ever created”.

“It’s built around a custom 8-core CPU, a new 512-core Volta GPU, a new deep learning accelerator, new computer vision accelerators, and new 8K HDR video processors.”

The unit is set to deliver over 30 trillion operations per second while consuming 30 watts of power, and is intended for use in self-driving cars.

“Xavier is a key part of the Nvidia Pegasus AI computing platform. Delivering the performance of a trunk full of PCs in an auto-grade form factor the size of a license plate, it’s the world’s first AI car supercomputer designed for fully autonomous Level 5 robotaxis.”

Nvidia also unveiled its Drive IX and Drive AR kits.

Drive IX is its intelligent experience software development kit, while Drive AR is Nvidia’s augmented reality SDK.

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