Mini-PCIe Power Expansion Module

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Peripherals connected to Single Board Computers (SBCs) require separatepower, sometimes in large amounts not typically available on the SBC. Additionally, some high power wireless radios require an additional power source, such as 5V for the RF power amplifier.

Gateworks designed the GW16120 Mini-PCIePower and USB Expansion Card to meet these power needs while eliminating the need for an additional separate external power supply. Given the robust power supply on the Gateworks SBCs, using the power from the Mini-PCIe slot can provide many watts of power dependent on the SBC. Both 3.3V and 5V rails are provided along with an additional bonus USB port. The GW16120 also allows for stacking of a Mini-PCIe wireless radio or other card on a riser connector for applications that cannot give up a full Mini-PCIe slot.

The GW16120 Provides :

  • Up to 8.0W @ 3.3V (shared – see datasheet)
  • Up to6.5W @ 5.0V (shared – see datasheet)
  • Additional USB 2.0 connector (for Mini-PCIe slots with USB signalling)
  • Riser Mini-PCIe slot to be used by wireless radio, etc
  • Power and USB Cables available
  • No software required
To learn more about the Mini-PCIe Power Expansion Card:
Gateworks Mini-PCIe Power Card

Intelligent Wireless Access Points

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Wireless access is everywhere and has become an essential convenience that customers expect businesses to provide.Wireless connections can become unreliable and suffer in high density use areas like trains, buses, cafes and stadiums. Users can face slow bandwidth, dropped connections and interruption when streaming video.

To improve wireless reliability, quality, and performance in high density areas, Galgus has developed and patented CHT (Cognitive Hotspot Technology), a multi-platform software that may be installed on Gateworks Single Board Computers. CHT software enables WiFi devices to become intelligent fulfilling their potential capabilities and automatically taking real-time decisions to optimize the wireless performance for every connected user. CHT galvanizes your WiFi network. APs and routers intelligently measure, share and optimize radio resource. All this is achieved without the need for a central controller. WiFi devices are aware of their surroundings making joint decisions to best improve performance. There is not a single point of failure and next to no delay in the decision making process. A simple, salable and affordable solution that increases throughput performance by over 400% thereby increasing the capacity of both number of simultaneous clients and the bandwidth availability for high QoS applications such as video streaming.

CHT on Gateworks SBCs provides the following advantages:

  • Eliminates Bottlenecks
  • Provides Advanced Load Balancing
  • Increases network capacity and reliability
  • Increases network speed and performance
  • Reduces RF emissions, interference, and electricity consumption
  • Reduces the number of needed Wireless Access Points
  • Increases WiFi performance by up to 5x!
To learn more about CHT and Wireless Access Points using Gateworks SBCs: