Gateworks is proud to announce the release of the Newport family of single board computers, featuring the Cavium Octeon TX® ARM processor. This product line is the first to utilize the Octeon TX and represents the next generation of networking performance for embedded processor boards.
Gateworks Newport Family Highlights:
Cavium OcteonTX ARMv8 64-bit
Dual/Quad CPU up to 1.5GHz
DDR4 DRAM up to 8GB
eMMC Flash up to 64GB
Up to 5x GbE Ethernet Ports (optional fiber ports available)
Up to 4x Mini-PCIe Sites
Optional Maxim DS28C22 Secure Authentication and Encryption
Optional Ublox ZOE-MQ8 GNSS GPS Receiver with PPS
Optional Microchip MCP25625 2.0B CAN Bus Controller
The Newport family of processor boards will be available in four form factors to accommodate various connectivity and size requirements. The Newport boards are size-compatible with the Ventana family of products to easily upgrade existing solutions to a higher performance platform.
Gateworks recently featured a blog in which 8 video cameras were connected to a Gateworks Ventana SBC and then displayed on a HDMI monitor. This is useful for localized applications. For remote applications there is another solution.
Remote applications require streaming the multiple video streams over the network (Ethernet or WiFi). For bandwidth efficiency, all camera inputs can be joined together into a single frame and then transmitted across the network.
To join all the streams into a single frame, a software element of GStreamercalled a compositor is used. Older versions of the compositor relied on the CPU and caused choppy video. Gateworks recently started using gstreamer-imx which contains a hardware accelerated compositor which is far superior. With this compositor, each stream can be positioned on the frame and then linked to a RTSP stream in the H.264 format.
An example is shown with two Gateworks Ventana SBCs that are on the same network.
Start the following pipeline on the SBC with the cameras connected:
Under certain high load conditions in OpenWrt, using dual-core Laguna products, Ethernet ping latencies could grow to an unacceptable value. After investigation, Gateworks found an SMP race condition as the cause in the CNS3xxx Ethernet driver in Gateworks’ 13-06 and trunk OpenWrt BSPs. Note that the 12-10 OpenWrt BSP is not affected. Gateworks has resolved the issue with upstream patches to OpenWrt: