Secure and robust over-the-air (OTA) updates for the NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI Platform

Mender makes it easy for NVIDIA® Jetson™ developers to update all of the device software right out of the box securely, reliably, and efficiently.

Software components NVIDIA Jetson developers
can update with Mender:

System updates with full A/B symmetric image partitioning

Low level bootloader, kernel, and root filesystem that enables the underlying operating system software capabilities.

Benefits:
  • Robust - Rolls back to the previous version in case of a failed update
  • Atomic - Installed completely or not at all (no half installations)

For a “brick-free” and redundant update process, A/B system update is the most robust and safe update mechanism.


Application updates

Docker containers, package, files and directories higher in the software stack that deals with user experience and device functionality.

Benefits:
  • Allows for fast, frequent, and targeted updates (much smaller file sizes)
  • Greater flexibility in update type (file, package, container)
  • Much less data transfer per update than system update

For frequent updates with constrained use cases such as network data transfer costs, application update is the most efficient updating mechanism.

Benefits of using Mender with NVIDIA Jetson Platform

Open source with community support for various Jetson family of hardware on Mender Hub

Support for all types of device software updating

Support for customized updating

No lock-in to specific cloud infrastructure, operating system or development tools

Add-on packages containing features to support full device lifecycle management

Boards supported with L4T (Ubuntu) for both system and application updates - NVIDIA’s official OS distribution

Mender integration works on all NVIDIA Jetson systems on modules (SOM) that support the official L4T (Ubuntu) operating system, running JetPack 4.6 or later.

Jetson TX1 and Nano boards are compatible with application updates using Mender Update Modules only, as they do not support A/B system image partitioning for symmetric system updates.

Jetson Xavier NX

Jetson AGX Xavier series

Jetson TX2 series

Get started with Mender on your supported Jetson SOM

Secure and robust OTA root filesystem update for NVIDIA
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Watch the video tutorial above, or read the integration tutorial for JetPack 4.6 on Mender Hub.

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Mender supports integration with Yocto via meta-mender layers and the Mender community contributes to different NVIDIA Jetson platforms.

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