Ventana GW5100 Single Board Computer

A miniature 35x100mm dual-core SBC with Mini-PCIe, GbE Ethernet, USB OTG, HDMI Output and Composite Video Input

The GW5100 is a member of the Gateworks 5th generation Ventana family of single board computers (SBCs) targeted for a small form factor, low power embedded applications such as Man Portable Units (MPUs), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) equipment, digital signage, and robotics. The GW5100 features the Freescale™ i.MX6 Dual Core ARM® Cortex™ -A9 SoC processor operating at 800MHz, 512Mbytes of DDR3-1066 DRAM, and 256Mbytes of System Flash.  A Mini-PCIe expansion socket supports 802.11abgn radios, 4G WiMAX radios, 3G CDMA/GSM cellular modems and other PCI Express peripherals. The HDMI and analog video make the GW5100 ideal for wireless video applications. The Gateworks System Controller provides embedded features such as real time clock, voltage and temperature monitor, serial EEPROM, programmable front panel switch, tamper switch and advanced power management with programmable board shut-down and wake-up for remote sensor applications. A wide-range DC input power supply provides up to 8W of power to the Mini-PCIe sockets for supporting the latest high-power radios.  Power is applied through a dedicated connector or the Ethernet jack in a passive Power over Ethernet architecture. OpenWrt, Android, and OpenEmbedded Linux board support packages are included.  


  • Freescale™ i.MX6 800MHz Dual Core ARM® Cortex™ -A9 SoC Processor
  • 512Mbyte DDR3-1066 SDRAM Memory
  • 256Mbytes Flash System Memory
  • High-Power Gen 2.0 Mini-PCIe Socket with USB Support
  • GbE Ethernet Port
  • USB 2.0 OTG Port up to 480Mbps
  • HDMI 1.4 Output Port with Audio Support
  • Analog Video Input Channel
  • TTL Serial Port
  • General Purpose Digital I/O
  • Real Time Clock with Battery Backup
  • Voltage and Temperature Monitor
  • Serial Configuration EEPROM
  • Programmable Watchdog Timer
  • Optional GPS Receiver
  • Optional PCIe Expansion for Additional Mini-PCIe, GbE, or Legacy Mini-PCI
  • 8 to 42VDC Input Voltage Range
  • Power Through Passive PoE or Dedicated Connector
  • 2W Typical Operating Power
  • 8W Available for Mini-PCIe Socket
  • Reverse Voltage Protection
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
  • OpenWrt, Android, and OpenEmbedded Linux Board Support Packages
  • 1 Year Warranty



Input Voltage

  • 8 to 42VDC Connector or Passive PoE

Operating Current

  • 0.08A Typical @ 24VDC



  • 35x100x13mm (1.4x3.9x0.5in)


  • 1oz (28g)

3D Model & Mechanicals


Operating Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 20% to 90%
  • MTBF: 94.3 Years at 55°C

Storage Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%
Ventana GW5100 Single Board Computer

Ordering Options

Standard Configuration

GW5100 - Standard Stock Model

  • i.MX6 Dual Core CPU @ 800MHZ
  • 512Mbytes DDR3-1066 DRAM
  • 256Mbytes System Flash
  • Mini-PCIe Socket

GW5104 - Standard Stock Model

  • GW5100 Loaded With The Following: 
  • i.MX6 Quad Core CPU @ 1GHz
  • 2GB Flash
  • GPS

Development Kit


  • GW5100 Single Board Computer
  • U-boot Loader
  • OpenWrt Linux Board Support Package
  • Ethernet, USB, and Video Cables
  • Passive PoE Power Injector and Power Supply
  • JTAG Programmer


The GW5100 can be customized for volume applications.  Contact the factory for more information.  

  • i.MX6 processor type and speed
  • DDR3 DRAM from 512Mbytes to 1Gbyte
  • System Flash up to 2Gbytes
  • Adding and removing peripherals