Technical Background

The Jetson TX2 is a single-board computer with an ARM-based central processing unit (CPU). It’s a quad-core CPU-based on the ARM-Cortex-A57 64bit architecture. It further integrates a graphics processing unit (GPU) based on the NVIDIA Kepler architecture. The Jetson TX2 supports Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frames. Data rates up to 1 Gbit/s are specified by NVIDIA.

Getting Started

Installing a new OS on Jetson TX2

Installing a new OS on Jetson TX2 requires a host PC with Linux OS (we recommend using Ubuntu 16.04). It is necessary to install the OS version Linux for Tegra R27.1 on the Jetson TX2 to get the Baumer GAPI SDK working.


First download the Driver Package and the Sample File System from the following link:


Then, follow the guide on the NVIDIA website to install the new OS:



Please refer to the Installation Guide for Linux on how to connect a camera, aquire images and build an application.



Installing Baumer GAPI SDK

To install the Baumer GAPI SDK download the Jetson TX2 software package from the Baumer website ( You can download the software package directly to the Jetson TX2 by connecting it to the internet. Then install the software by using the Linux terminal. Change to the directory where the downloaded file is stored (e.g. /home/user/Downloads).

The file is called “baumer-gapi-sdk-linux-vxxxxx-Ubuntu-16.04-jetson-tx2.deb”.[1]


Start the installation by executing the following command:

# sudo dpkg -i baumer-gapi-sdk-linux-vxxxxx-Ubuntu-16.04-jetson-tx2.deb1

[1] xxxxx is a version number


GigE Performance

Onboard GigE Ethernet Adapter

Since the Onboard GigE Ethernet Adapter is realized via USB3 hub it offers a lower performance level. If this adapter is used, it is recommended to use a larger packet delay in order to avoid corrupted frames.


Ethernet Adapter via PCIe

For best Ethernet performance it is recommended to use the PCIe bus of the TX2 board. Here a lower packet delay can be used for avoiding corrupted frames.


Please contact our Technical & Application Support Center with any questions.

Phone: +49 3528 4386 845
E-mail: [email protected]

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