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GC100 & GC102 • AI Edge Computing Platform

NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX

Embedded Gold • Ready-for-Use Industrial PCB Assembly



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GC100 • AI Edge Computing Platform

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Embedded Gold • Ready-for-Use Industrial PCB Assembly

GC100 & GC102 • Real-Time AI Edge Computing Platform
NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX

The GC100 is a Single-Board-Computer intended for AI and real-time edge computing. Equipped with the Nvidia® Jetson Xavier™ NX SoM, the board was designed for rugged industrial applications such as IIoT or image processing.

The GC100 SBC provides typical I/O connectors, e.g. DisplayPort, Ethernet, and USB. A PCIe® M.2 SSD is available as on-board mass storage.

The GC100 comes with the L4T (Linux for Tegra) development suite by Nvidia®, customized by EKF.

For wireless networking, the GC100 can be paired with the matching GC102 mezzanine card, equipped with M.2 connectors for 4G/5G WWAN and dual Wi-Fi 6 modules.

The GC100 SBC can be configured as master or slave in distributed multi-processing applications. For this purpose the board is provided with four Samtec FireFly™ Flyover® connectors, each suitable for a PCI Express® Gen3 x4 based fiber optical cable up to 100m, or Twinax copper cable assembly. Moreover, the PCIe® interfaces can also be used for attachment of demanding peripheral devices such as high resolution cameras.

GC100 & GC102 • AI Edge Computing

GC100 & GC102 • AI Edge Computing

Feature Summary

  • NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX based platform
  • Single or dual PCB assembly
  • Intended for rugged industrial applications, ready-for-use (Embedded Gold)
  • Industrial PCB assembly - basic board GC100 and optional expansion board GC102
  • PCB Dimensions 138.0mm x 133.0mm
  • M.2 NVMe SSD socket
  • Option 4 x PCI Express® x4 MPO/MTP optical cabling ports
  • Versatile standard front I/O connector suite (DisplayPort, USB GbE)
  • Option dual Wi-Fi 6 modules (GC102)
  • Option WWAN 4G/5G module (GC102)
  • Option SMA/SMA-RP antenna connectors (GC102)
  • M12 power connector
  • Option terminal block power connector
  • 9-57VDC wide range power input operation

Front I/O
  • Dual DisplayPort connectors
  • Up to 2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet jacks
  • Up to 3 x USB Type-A receptacles
  • Dual USB 3.0 Type-A receptacles
  • Micro SD Card slot
  • Up to 4 x MPO/MTP optical ports for PCIe® external cabling
  • Option antenna connectors SMA/SMA-RP WLAN/WWAN (GC102)
  • Dual slot Micro SIM Card (GC102)
  • M12-A DC front power connector
  • Option ATX auxiliary power connector
  • Option terminal block 3.5mm pitch 4-position screw lock (side of PCB) power input

  • NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX
  • AI performance up to 21 TOPS
  • Volta GPU, 384 CUDA® cores, 48 Tensor cores, max. 1100MHz
  • Carmel CPU, ARMv8.2, 3x dual-core CPU clusters (six NVIDIA Carmel processor cores), max. 1900 MHz
  • Memory 8GB/16GB LPDDR4 DRAM, 1600MHz
  • Storage 16GB eMMC 5.1 200 MHz (HS400)
  • Display controller 2 x DP 1.4 up to 3840x2160 at 60 Hz, video H.265 decode/encode
  • PCI Express® 1x4, 1x1 (root hub or endpoint device configurable)
  • Variety of I/O e.g. USB, Gigabit Ethernet, SD Card slot
  • 10W/15W/20W operating modes

Software Development
  • L4T (Linux for Tegra) development suite by Nvidia®
  • Customization by EKF
  • Diagnostic and recovery ports (USB Micro-B connectors)
  • Micro-SD Card slot
  • Custom specific application programming on request

Additional Features
  • On-board M.2 SSD socket PCIe® x4, up to 2280 size
  • PCIe® packet switch 6-port x4 Gen3
  • Option PCIe® optical cabling via 4 x MPO/MTP connectors (Samtec FireFly™)
  • Option master/slave configuration, connected via PCIe® optical fiber or Twinax copper cable
  • Attachment of peripheral devices with PCIe® x4 interface such as high resolution cameras
  • Option wireless connection (dual M.2 Wi-Fi 6, M.2 WWAN 4G/5G)
  • Custom specific mezzanine board design on request
  • Custom specific base board design on request

Power Requirements
  • DC Input, wide range 9V-57V
  • Power consumption tbd max.
  • Fast acting chip fuse (PCB soldered type)
  • Protected against reverse polarity
  • ESD protection (TVS)
  • Common mode input filter
  • M12-A 5-pin front panel power connector
  • Option ATX auxiliary power connector (front)
  • Option terminal block 3.5mm pitch 4-position screw lock (side of PCB) power input

  • Artificial Intelligence CUDA® based edge computing
  • Distributed edge computing, real-time AI
  • PCIe® based optical cabling to slave ECUs
  • Industrial networks - IIoT
  • Ethernet based cable and wireless networking
  • 4G/5G networking
  • Data acquisition
  • Kiosk systems, information panels
  • Dual 4k display solution, independent operation
  • Single display or headless applications
  • Rugged environments
  • Vehicles, transportation, harvesting, construction machines
  • Robotics
  • Autonomous machines
  • Machine learning
  • Surveillance, mapping
  • ADAS test equipment

Environmental, Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range)
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • Protection class IP20
  • EC Regulatory EN55024, EN55032, EN62368-1 (CE)
  • MTBF tbd years
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GC100 - Simplified Block Diagram

GC100 - Simplified Block Diagram

GC102 - Simplified Block Diagram

GC100 & GC102 - Simplified Block Diagram