Avila GW2348-4 Network Processor

Avila GW2348-4 Network Processor

A full featured quad Mini-PCI Intel® XScale® IXP425/533MHz processor for enterprise and residential network applications

(Not recommended for new design)

The GW2348-4 is a member of the Gateworks Avila Network Processor family. The GW2348-4 meets the requirements for enterprise and residential network applications. This network processor consists of an Intel® IXP425 XScale® operating at 533MHz, 64Mbytes of SDRAM, and 16Mbytes of Flash. Peripherals include four Type III Mini-PCI sockets, two 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet ports with IEC-6100-4 ESD and EFT protection, and Compact Flash socket. Additional features include digital I/O, serial EEPROM, real time clock with battery backup, system monitor to track operating temperature and input, two RS-232 serial ports for management and debug, fan controller, and watchdog timer. The GW2348 also supports USB as an ordering option. Power is applied through a dedicated power connector or through any Ethernet connector with the unused signal pairs in a passive power over Ethernet architecture. The mechanical dimensions and front panel connector locations are GW2358 compatible. An OpenWrt board support package is included for Linux operating systems.


  • Intel® Xscale® IXP425/533MHz Processor
  • 64Mbytes SDRAM Memory
  • 16Mbytes Flash System Memory
  • Compact Flash Socket
  • Four Type III Mini-PCI Sockets
  • Two 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet Ports
  • Two RS-232 Serial Ports
  • General Purpose Digital I/O
  • 1Kbyte Serial EEPROM
  • Battery Powered Real Time Clock
  • Voltage and Temperature Monitor
  • Thermally Activated Fan Controller
  • Programmable Watchdog Timer
  • Front Panel LED and Reset Switch
  • Passive Power Over Ethernet
  • Reverse Voltage and Transient Protection
  • Optional Dual Type A USB Host Ports
  • 9 to 48VDC Input Voltage Range
  • 20W Shared Between Mini-PCI Sockets
  • 5W Typical Operating Power
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
  • OpenWrt Linux Board Support Package
  • 1 Year Warranty



Input Voltage

  • 9 to 48VDC

Operating Current

  • 0.20A Typical @ 24VDC



  • 4.0 x 6.0 x 1.1in (102.0 x 152.0 x 27.9mm)


  • 5oz (142g)


Operating Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 20% to 90%
  • MTBF: 60 Years at 55°C

Storage Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%
Avila GW2348-4 Network Processor

Ordering Options

Standard Configuration


  • IXP425 CPU @ 533MHz
  • 64Mbytes SDRAM
  • 16Mbytes System Flash
  • Four Type III Mini-PCI Slots

Development Kit


  • GW2348-4 Network Computer
  • Redboot Bootoader
  • OpenWrt Linux Board Support Package
  • USB, Ethernet, and Serial Cables
  • Passive PoE Power Injector
  • JTAG Programmer with Linux & Windows Drivers


The GW2348 can be customized for volume applications by changing the features listed below. Contact the factory for additional information.

  • Intel® IXP42x processor type and speed
  • SDRAM from 32Mbytes to 128Mbytes
  • System Flash from 8Mbytes to 32Mbytes
  • Adding optional peripherals
  • Removing populated peripherals
  • Commercial or Industrial operating temperature range