Setting Up the E3550 Platform
This section applies to a board on a bench. For information on the full Hyperion hardware setup, see the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Developer Kit Hardware Quick Start Guide available at
The NVIDIA DRIVE™ AGX Platform Xavier Hardware Kit includes:
The Platform, the label on the platform may say DRIVE Main: item #1 in one box
All other accessories: items 2-10 in a separate box
The hardware components are as follows:
Item Number
Component and Description
NVIDIA DRIVE Development Platform Xavier
System Power
Power supply, power adapter and US power cord
Vehicle Harness
48-pin Vehicle cable harness
RTC Module †
Real-time clock module and PPS cable †
ACC Power
Power adapter for accessories
Dual GbE dongle and HSD cable
USB 3.0 hub
USB Type A to Type A Cable
USB 2.0 Type A to Type A cable
Camera Breakout
Quad camera breakout cable
Camera †
Sekonix 2MP RCCB AR231 60 FOV GMSL camera and Fakra coax cable †
† These items may NOT be included in the early access kits.
Some of the cables in the kit may not EXACTLY match the images shown. For example, the HSD cable for the Dual GbE Dongle may be slightly different.
Additionally, to ensure correct connections, examine the Real-time Clock Module and the Dual GbE Dongle to identify the differences in these components as shown.
Additional components that are required to get started using the platform, but are NOT provided include:
HDMI display and cable
HDMI display monitor and associated cable to display system output.
Required to interface with the system.
Required to navigate the system.
The keyboard is required to use the DriveWorks samples.
The mouse is useful for development purposes.
A duplicate set of these items are required to operate Xavier B.
Additional hardware that is NOT provided as part of the kit, but is required for development purposes includes:
Linux host system
Required for cross-compiling, flashing, and access to the console.
Ethernet cable
Required for internet access.
Front Panel
The front connections are as follows:
For information on mapping the camera connections, consult Setting up the Cameras.
Back Panel
The back connections are as follows:
Use the USB 2.0 Debug port to connect to the Linux host system to:
Flash the firmware
Enable console accesss to:
Xavier A
Xavier B
P2888 CVM
Microcontroller (MCU)
Cable Harness
The cable harness connections are as follows:A close up of a logo Description generated with high confidence
Connecting the Platform
Before making any connections, ensure the platform is NOT connected to the AC power supply. Failure to do so may damage the platform.
To connect the platform
1. Verify that the latch on the vehicle harness cable is in the open position.
2. Connect the harness cable to the harness connector on the platform.
3. Lock the harness by placing the latch into the closed position.
4. Ensure the MCU Programming Switch is set to the RUN position.
5. Connect the Power Supply IN connector on the vehicle cable harness to the matching power supply connection on the platform.
6. Connect the KL 15 ignition banana plug to the corresponding red jack located on the vehicle cable harness.
To connect a display, Keyboard and Mouse to Xavier A
1. Connect an HDMI cable from the monitor to the back of the platform at Xavier A HDMI Port 1.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to Xavier USB 3.0 Ports 1 and 2.
Alternatively, to use one USB 3.0 port, connect the keyboard and mouse to the provided USB 3.0 Hub.
The keyboard is needed to interact with the DriveWorks samples.
The mouse is needed for performing development on the platform.
The platform is designed as an embedded platform NOT as a development system. Consequently, a desktop is NOT provided at bootup.
To connect a display, keyboard, and mouse to Xavier B
1. Connect an HDMI cable from the monitor to the back of the platform at Xavier B HDMI Port.
2. Connect a USB 3.0 hub to the Xavier B USB 3.0 Port.
3. Connect the keyboard and mouse to the USB 3.0 Hub.
To connect to the Linux host
Connect the USB 2.0 Type A to Type A cable from the Linux host system to the USB 2.0 Debug port on the platform.
To enable internet access (desktop configuration)
1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to Port A on the Dual GbE dongle.
2. Connect the HSD cable of the Dual GbE dongle to HSD Ethernet Port 3&4.
Consult the Front Panel image to locate the 1 Gbps HSD Ethernet Port 3&4.
3. Connect the dongle power supply to the Dual GbE dongle and plug it into an AC outlet.
To enable internet access (Hyperion-7.1 car configuration)
This is described in the NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion Hardware Installation Guide (PDF) available at
Device Connections
The lidar, radar, and camera connections for the NIVIDA DRIVE™ Hyperion Developer Kit are as follows:
Lidar Unit Connections
The Lidar unit connections are as follows:
Lidar Unit
Link 1&2, Adaptor Ch A
Left side of Velodyne 32 unit
Link 3&4, Adaptor Ch B
Right side of Velodyne 32 unit
Link 3&4, Adaptor Ch A
Empty (for desktop-only internet access)
Link 3&4: Adaptor Ch B
IBEO LUX4L unit (Optional)
By default, the Lidar IP address is 192.168.1.<xxx>.
Radar Unit Connections
The Radar unit connections are as follows:
IP Address
Location on Vehicle
100 Mb – Link 1 2 & 1: A
FCS – front center under bumper
100 Mb – Link 2 2 & 1: B
Front left corner under bumper
100 Mb – Link 3 4 & 3: A
Front right corner under bumper
100 Mb – Link 4 4 & 3: B
Left rear corner under bumper
100 Mb – Link 5 5 7: B
Right rear corner under bumper
1G – Link 7 5 7: A
RCS – rear center under bumper
1G – Link 6 5 & 6: A
FLX – front left cross traffic under bumper
1G – Link 5 5 & 6: B
FRX – front right cross traffic under bumper
Camera Group Pinout Connections
The camera group pinout connections are as follows:
Pin Number
Connector Group D
Connector Group C
Connector Group B
Connector Group A
Camera Port Pins
Front center roof rack 120
Front center roof rack 60
Roof rack left A – pillar facing forward 120
Rear center roof rack 60
Roof rack right A – pillar facing forward 120
Left A – pillar on roof rack rear facing 120
Driver facing 55
Right A – pillar on roof rack rear facing 120
Setting Up the Cameras
For detailed instructions, consult the Camera Setup and Configuration topic.