Gateworks is proud to announce the release of the Newport GW6400 single board computer, featuring the Cavium Octeon TX® Dual/Quad Core ARM processor running up to 1.5GHz. The GW6400 is the latest Newport family member with an extensive list of features, including five Gigabit Ethernet ports and two SFP fiber ports.
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.
Nearly 7 million drones will be shipped by 2020 according to FAA estimates. UAVs require communication to a ground station over a wireless link providing information such as HD video and telemetry data.
Gateworks has Single Board Computers that are Drone & UAV Ready such as the Ventana GW5510 shown below:
HDMI Input for video cameras
High Power Mini-PCIe Slot for wireless radio
Communication busses for telemetry data
Industrial Temperature Ratings from -40 to +85C
Made in the USA
GStreamer Software Framework for video transmission
For videos and more about Gateworks SBCs for Drones and UAVS, visit the link below:
Digital Signage has exploded over the last few years and is now utilized in businesses ranging from fast food restaurants for menu boards to factories for showing real time productivity analytics. The uses for digital signage is unlimited and the cost has come down to a price point that even small businesses can afford.
Gateworks has created a simple software signage solution for use on the Ventana Family of Single Board Computers. Connect the SBC to an HDMI or LCD display and point to the desired URL.
Gateworks Digital SignageFeatures:
Based on Android Lollipop, Optimized for 256MB Flash
Displays any local or remote URL in a full screen browser (Kiosk Mode)
Supports Hardware Acceleration for smooth playback ofweb content
Gateworks offers a LVDS connector on the Ventana Family of Single Board Computers to allow the connection of a LCD touchscreen display. LCD Displays are a great fit for control panel applications as well as Digital Signage. The displays work with Android, OpenEmbedded Yocto, Ubuntu and more.
The LVDS connector has all the necessary pins for the display signaling as well as I2C for touchscreen control.
Gateworks offers a 7-inch LCD Display with a PCAP Touchscreen. This display is great to get started in development as well as for production projects.
All of the cables, adapters and LCD can be found right on the Gateworks Online Shop so getting up and running is very seamless.
Please review the following links for more information:
Gateworks has world classcustomer support. Part of this supportincludes keeping customers up to date with any changes to the single board computers that Gateworks designs and manufactures. Customers expect to be notified of any changes so they can be prepared properly.
Gateworks provides it’s Product Change Notification (PCN) service to notify the customer of any of the following:
A new revision of anystandard product single board computer.
GSC Firmware Updates
Pre-Built Firmware that is shipped on standard product single board computers.
Gateworks has a page on their Wiki site dedicated to PCN notices as well as a mailing list that will automatically email any updates.
For more information and to join the mailing list, please view the PCN Wiki Site.
For customers who require revision locking, Gateworks offers a Specials program. More information can be found on the Specials Program Wiki Site.
There are many ways to stay connected to Gateworks. Gateworks recommends viewing our wiki section that describes all of the ways here.
Android is growing fast inembedded applications. TheGateworks Android Development kitis a great starting point for customers that need to get going quickly with both the hardware and software.
To aid in Android software development, Gateworks has developed an example Android application showcasing the interaction of the software with the Gateworks Android hardware. The application features support for the user GPIO, LEDs and more. An easy to useAndroidlibrary is also provided which can be utilized for any customapplication development.
Gateworks has documented Android Software onthe following wiki pages:
OS Development –This wiki page coversitems dealing with the lower level operating system. This includes items on the serial console command line such as init scripts, ADB, partitions, command line networking, LED control, GPIO control and other hardware integration.
App Development – This wiki pagedetails the building of anAndroid App(APK file) independent of building the entire Android OS. Topics covered include setting up the Android Studio IDE, writing sample code for a Hello World App, as well as using an external Gateworks code library for accessing low level items through the app such as GPIOs, LEDs and more.
Gateworks Android Library – This is a library that allows easy integration to low level system items such as LEDs, GPIO, PWM and voltage and temperature.
Gateworks Android Demo App
Gateworks has used the information above to create a Gateworks Demo App that is publicly available on GitHub here. The app features auser friendly front end for controlling some hardware features on the board utilizing the GateworksUtil library. Screenshots of the app can be seen below:
Figure 1. (Above) LED control of the trigger and the on / off state. GPIO as input or output and state.
Figure 2. (Above)Hardware system statistics
Figure 3. (Above)PWM enable, period and duty cycle.