Brain Description

The farm-ng Brain brings supercomputer performance to the edge, in a ruggedized packaged designed for the harshest environments. The Brain with a NVIDIA Xavier NX has up to 21 TOPS of hardware accelerated computing power for machine learning and AI applications. The Brain is paired it with a touch-screen display designed to be outdoor-visible, creating both a user-interface and sensor hub in a single, waterproof package.  This provides quick entry into the world of artificial intelligence, and a single packaged solution for developing tools and interfaces for outdoor autonomy.  

Includes CANbus, USB, and GIGe ethernet bus options.  


Input power 12/24 volts (9-28vdc)
Power consumption Xavier tops out at ~= 20 watts, depending on LED backlight, and wifi TX usage, total <=35 watts
Screen 10.1" High brightness (850cd/m2) optically bonded IPS display, 1280x800 resolution
Touch Industrial capacitive touch screen controller, tunable for gloves and wet environment (Tuning requires customization). Multitouch capable
Environmental rating IP65
USB 2x USB 3.0 (Limited by MicroUSB connectors), Debug connector contains USB for firmware and serial terminal.
Network 1 x M12-8 X-coded with 1Gb ethernet capability. Built in WiFi.
CANbus 1x M12-5pin A-coded breakout, standardized industrial DeviceNet / NMEA2000 pinouts and hardware specifications.  




Xavier computer

CPU 6-core 64-bit CPU, NVIDIA Carmel ARMv8.2
GPU 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU
Memory 8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4x 59.7GB/s
WiFi Integrated WiFi with OS drivers



What's in the Box 

  • Brain (comes loaded with farm-ng's linux-based operating system)
  • Debug cable
  • Wall wart to M12 5-pin a-coded CAN/power supply
  • M12 5-pin male to female straight CANbus cable, 1m 
  • Mounting bracket and hardware for Brain to 1 - 1.5" square steel tube or similar
  • M12 8-pin X-coded to RJ45 cable - 2m