Nvidia Jetson SBC supports Ubuntu, Jetpack 4.5 and Secureboot

Nvidia Jetson SBC supports Ubuntu, Jetpack 4.5 and Secureboot

Systems with the Ubuntu OS will also include Jetpack 4.5 drivers and its toolkit package. “This provides access to the latest drivers and toolkits to fully leverage the Nvidia Jetson ecosystem out of the box, with no additional setup needed,” said Aaeon. “Aaeon will continue to support clients who prefer using the AC Linux OS with Jetpack 4.4 by providing both operating systems as separate part numbers when ordering.”

The 8200 series includes:

  • 822x with Jetson Nano
  • 8240AI with Jetson AGX Xavier
  • 825x with Jetson Xavier NX
  • 823x with Jetson TX2 NX (under development)

At the same time, Aaeon is adding the provision of Secureboot to its customisation options. “Recommended by Nvidia, Secureboot helps protect clients and end-users from having their data stolen or copied by utilising an encrypted secure key placed into the OS image and on the carrier board itself,” according to Aaeon. “This prevents the system from running should a hacker modify OS kernels, and also prevents the OS image from being copied to and run on unauthorised hardware.”

Amongst other OS and firmware level software customisation services for developers and customers, boot loader customisation enables booting from storage media other than the on-board eMMC storage – microSD cards or SATA drives, for example – and OS customisation allows clients to use their own boot screen logos or change OS functions. Driver porting for third-party expansion modules is also offered, for Wi-Fi and 4G expansion, for example.

Author: Fymicohuang