Ventana GW5220 Single Board Computer

A small 70x100mm network processor with two Mini-PCIe sockets, GbE Ethernet, USB OTG, and video input/output capabilities

The GW5220 is a member of the Gateworks 5th generation Ventana family of network processor boards targeted for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. The GW5220 is based off the GW5200 and features the Freescale™ i.MX6 Dual Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 SoC processor operating at 800MHz, 512Mbyte of DDR3-800 DRAM, and 256Mbytes of System Flash. Mini-PCIe expansion sockets support a combination of 802.11abgn radios, 4G WiMAX radios, 3G CDMA/GSM cellular modems and other PCI Express peripherals. One Mini-PCIe socket supports both Mini-PCIe and USB signaling and the other Mini-PCIe socket supports only USB signaling. The analog composite/component video input and HDMI output extend the GW5220 into wireless video applications. The Gateworks System Controller provides embedded features such as real time clock, voltage and temperature monitor, serial EEPROM, programmable pushbutton 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 30W to the Mini-PCIe sockets for supporting the latest high-power radios. Power is applied through a dedicated barrel jack or an Ethernet jack in a Power over Ethernet architecture. An ordering option replaces one Mini-PCIe socket with an expansion connector for adding peripherals such as Mini-PCIe sockets, legacy Mini-PCI sockets, additional GbE Ethernet ports, and GbE Ethernet Fiber ports. OpenWrt, OpenEmbedded/Yocto, and Andriod are supported. Note: GW5220 is nearly identical to the GW5200 but only supports PCIe signalling on one MIni-PCIe slot and features SPI. Read more here.


  • Freescale™ i.MX6 800MHz Dual Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 SoC Processor
  • 512Mbyte DDR3-800 SDRAM Memory and 256Mbytes Flash System Memory
  • Micro SD™ Flash Expansion Socket Compatible with SD Specification 3.0
  • Two High-Power Gen 2 Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • One socket supports USB and SIM socket
  • One socket supports PCIe, mSATA Disk Drive and USB Signaling (only available with optional Quad-core processor)
  • GbE Ethernet Port
  • USB 2.0 OTG Port up to 480Mbps
  • Three Video Inputs Support CVBS, Y/C, YPrPb
  • HDMI 1.4 Output Port with Audio Support
  • LVDS Output Port Compatible with TIA/EIA 644-A
  • Analog Stereo Line In/Out or Headphone/Mic Audio
  • CAN Bus 2.0B 1Mbps Serial Port
  • Two RS232 Serial Ports
  • Master or Slave SPI Serial PortInterface
  • General Purpose Digital I/O and I2C Expansion Port
  • Real Time Clock with Battery Backup
  • Voltage and Temperature Monitor
  • Serial Configuration EEPROM
  • Programmable Watchdog Timer
  • Digital 6-axis Accelerometer/Magnetometer
  • Optional GPS Receiver
  • Optional RS485 Serial Port
  • Optional PCIe Expansion for Additional Mini-PCIe, Legacy Mini-PCI, or GbE
  • 8 to 60VDC Input Voltage Range
  • Power Through Barrel Jack or Ethernet with Passive or 802.3af Compatible PoE
  • 2W @ 25°C Typical Operating Power
  • 30W Shared Between Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • Reverse Voltage and Transient Protection
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
  • OpenWrt, OpenEmbedded/Yocto, and Andriod Board Support Packages
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • (1) Please see this page for more information on 802.3af/802.3at support



Input Voltage:

  • 8 to 60VDC Barrel Jack or Passive PoE
  • 36 to 60V 802.3af Compatible PoE

Operating Current:

  • 0.08A Typical @ 24VDC



  • 70x100x13mm (2.8x3.9x0.8in)


  • 2oz (57g)

3D Model & Mechanicals

  • Please see manual for mechanicals


Operating Parameters:

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

Storage Parameters:

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%



Ventana GW5220 Single Board Computer

Ordering Options

Standard Configuration

GW5220 - Standard Stock Model

  • i.MX6 Dual Core CPU @ 800MHz
  • 512Mbyte DDR3-800 DRAM
  • 256Mbytes System Flash
  • Two Mini-PCIe Sockets

GW5224 - Standard Stock Model

  • i.MX6 Quad Core CPU @ 1GHz
  • 1GB DDR3-800 DRAM
  • 2GB System Flash
  • Two Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • GPS

Development Kit


  • GW5220 Network Computer
  • U-Boot Loader
  • OpenWrt Linux Board Support Package
  • Ethernet, Serial, USB, Audio and Video Cables
  • Passive PoE Power Injector and Power Supply
  • JTAG Programmer


The GW5220 can be customized for volume applications.  Contact the factory for more information.  

  • i.MX6 processor type and speed
  • DDR3 DRAM up to 2Gbytes
  • System Flash up to 2Gbytes
  • Adding and removing peripherals