Telit 5G data cards validated for Nvidia modules

  • January 18, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Telit Cinterion 5G data cards have been validated for use with Nvidia Jetson Xavier and Orin modules.

Telit Cinterion is one of the first Nvidia technology partners to validate 5G networking for the Jetson AGX Orin and Orin NX systems-on-module (SoMs).

The industrial-grade, M.2 data cards deliver fibre-like mobile broadband connection for Jetson-powered AI devices operating under public or private networks, including millimetre-wave.

IoT specialist Telit Cinterion has completed verification of its 5G FN980 and FN990 series data cards for use with the modules. Based on the 3GPP releases 15 and 16 standards, respectively, the FN980 and FN990 modules are for high-performance and bandwidth-intensive applications enabled by Nvidia Jetson modules built for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and machines, as well as for edge computing.

Certified for use in 5G networks around the world, the industrial-grade M.2 data cards deliver fibre-like mobile broadband connection for devices operating under public or private networks as well as millimetre-wave with the FN980 modules.

Telit Cinterion is one of the first IoT technology providers to validate 5G networking for Nvidia Jetson Orin NX, designed for applications such as autonomous robotics, smart cameras, computer vision and other applications that require AI and/or machine learning (ML) at the edge.

Jetson Orin NX modules deliver up to 100Tops of AI performance in the smallest Jetson form factor, with power configurable between 10 and 25W. Jetson Orin NX enables three times the performance of Jetson AGX Xavier and five times the performance of Jetson Xavier NX, making it suitable for small-form-factor, low-power products such as drones and handheld devices.

It features an Nvidia Ampere architecture GPU and eight-core Arm Cortex-A78AE CPUs, along with deep learning and vision accelerators. High-speed interfaces, faster memory bandwidth and multimodal sensor support provide the ability to feed multiple concurrent AI application pipelines.

The 5G data cards enable high-speed commercial deployments for OEMs, system integrators and service providers. The 4G and 5G multimode operation allows new product concepts to be tested and deployed quickly everywhere LTE is available as 5G rollouts continue.

The industrial-grade M.2 form factor provides an easy 5G migration path for end-products already in the M.2 market with 3G and 4G. It is suitable for enterprise routers and industrial gateways, high-speed fixed wireless access customer premises equipment (CPE), private LTE and 5G networks, video broadcasting, and surveillance.

“As a member of the Nvidia Partner Network, we are contributing our 5G cellular adapter modules to the Jetson ecosystem,” said Marco Contento, vice president at Telit Cinterion. “We are keeping pace with the speed of innovation while anticipating needs and leading innovation. When it comes to engineering for AI devices and AMRs – which require networking that is reliable, low latency and high speed – our partners can trust Telit Cinterion.”