Everything You Need to Set Up Your Development Environment

NVIDIA SDK Manager provides an end-to-end development environment setup solution for NVIDIA’s DRIVE and Jetson SDKs for both host and target devices.


✔ Faster than ever
Fast download and streamlined development environment setup.

✔ Packages and dependencies manager
Orchestrates SDKs, tools and driver combinations, secures incompatibilities of software versions.

✔ Supports both host machine and target devices
Installs SDKs on host machine, flashes NVIDIA HW development platforms, supports different OSes.

✔ Designed for developers
GUI and command line applications.

✔ Easy to get
A single location for multiple software development SDKs and tools.

✔ Know when there is an update
Update notifications to get the latest and greatest from NVIDIA.

SDK Manager supports NVIDIA DRIVE and Jetson Development Platforms.

What’s New in SDK Manager v1.1:

  • Support Jetson Xavier NX Hardware (available for JetPack 4.4DP users)
  • Headless support: SDK Manager now supports running a command line installation on a pure headless environment without a display attached (for example, Docker, SSH, PuTTY, Ubuntu Server, etc.). See Command Line Install for details.
  • Updated the DRIVE pre-flash prompt to align with the California Connected Devices Law.
  • Improve download performance for NVOnline users.
  • Improved user experience for SDK Manager self-update.
  • Improved rendering performance when installing large package via the command line.
  • Improved download services for unstable internet connections.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
System Requirements
Host OS Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 and 18.04 on x64 system
GUI X11 must be enabled on the host.
Dependencies Requirements vary depending on the deployed SDK.
Hardware RAM 8GB
Internet Connection
  For specific DRIVE and JetPack deployed SDKs, see product release notes.

Setting Up The Development Environment:


Version 1.1.0


  • From a terminal window, install the Debian package with the command: sudo apt install ./sdkmanager-[version].deb
  • SDK Manager also supports command line interface. Run sdkmanager --help to see the options


  • From a terminal window, launch SDK Manager with the command: sdkmanager


  • From the SDK Manager launch screen, select the appropriate login tab for your account type, NVIDIA Developer (developer.nvidia.com) OR NVONLINE (partners.nvidia.com). Enter the credentials for your account type, and click Login.

    Select the Product Category you would like to install and follow the steps to complete the installation.

    For further detail, consult the SDK Manager User Guide.

Visit SDK Manager Downloads Archive for older versions.

*SDK Manager is using open source software available for download here.