Nvidia Delivers Xavier SoC in 2018

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Nvidia's Xavier based SoC for automotive purposes will be released in 2018. Xavier is based on Volta architecture and intended for autonomous cars, drones and industrial robots. 

Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang mentioned this during his keynote at the GPU conference in China.Initial samples would be deliverd this year, delivery in 2018 and that means with a bit of luck you'll see the first hardware based on this SoC by 2019.



Xavier is a system-on-chip (SoC) and has a custom 8 core CPU architecture, and a new computer vision accelerator. The processor will deliver 20 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of performance, while consuming only 20 watts of power. As the brain of a self-driving car, Xavier is designed to be compliant with critical automotive standards, such as the ISO 26262 functional safety specification. Xavier has 7 billion transistors, and manufactured using 16nm FinFET process technology, a single Xavier AI processor will be able to replace today’s DRIVE PX 2 configured with dual mobile SoCs and dual discrete GPUs — at a fraction of the power consumption.

Xavier makes use of Tensor cores which are highly optimized for neural networks. If Xavier fins its way into the consumer market remains unknown.

Nvidia Delivers Xavier SoC in 2018

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