Ventana GW5300 Single Board Computer

A high performance dual core SBC with four mini-PCIe sockets, video, and audio capabilities

The GW5300 is a member of the Gateworks 5th generation Ventana family of single board computers (SBCs) targeted for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications that may require video input and output. The 5300 features the Freescale™ i.MX6 Dual Core ARM® Cortex™ -A9 SoC processor operating at 800MHz,  1Gbyte of DDR3-1066 DRAM, and 256Mbytes of System Flash. Peripherals feature four high-power Mini-PCIe sockets capable of supporting any combination of 802.11abgn radios, 4G WiMAX radios, 3G CDMA/GSM cellular modems and other PCI Express peripherals. The analog composite/component video input and HDMI output extend the GW5300 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 shutdown and wake-up for remote sensor applications. A wide-range DC input power supply provides up to 30W of power to the Mini-PCIe sockets for supporting the latest high-power radios. Power is applied through a dedicated barrel jack connector or the Ethernet jack in a selectable passive or 803.3af compatible Power over Ethernet architecture. OpenWrt, Android, OpenEmbedded Linux and Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7) board support packages are included.  


  • Freescale™ i.MX6 800MHz Dual Core ARM® Cortex™ -A9 SoC Processor
  • 1Gbyte DDR3-1066 SDRAM Memory
  • 256Mbytes Flash System Memory
  • Micro SD™ Flash Expansion Socket
  • Four High-Power Gen 2.0 Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • One Mini-PCIe Socket Supports an Optional GSM11-11 SIM Socket
  • One Mini-PCIe Socket Supports an Optional mSATA Disk Drive (only available with Optional Quad-core processor)
  • Three Mini-PCIe Sockets Support Both PCIe and USB
  • Two GbE Ethernet Ports
  • Three Video Inputs Support CVBS, Y/C, YPrPb
  • USB 2.0 Host and OTG Ports up to 480Mbps
  • HDMI 1.4 Input and Output Ports with Audio Support
  • LVDS Display Port
  • Analog Stereo Line In/Out or Headphone/Mic Audio
  • RS232 Serial Port
  • Optional RS485 Serial Port
  • CAN 2.0B 1Mbps Serial Port
  • 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
  • Optional GPS Receiver and Digital 3-axis Accelerometer
  • Optional PCIe Expansion for Additional Mini-PCIe, GbE, or Legacy Mini-PCI
  • 8 to 60VDC Input Voltage Range
  • Power Through Ethernet or Barrel Jack
  • Ethernet Power Supports Passive or 802.3af Compatible PoE
  • 4W Typical Operating Power
  • 30W Shared Between Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • Reverse Voltage and Transient Protection
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
  • OpenWrt, Android, OpenEmbedded Linux and Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7) 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 60VDC 802.3af Compatible PoE

Operating Current

  • 0.17A Typical @ 24VDC



  • 105x100x13mm (4.1x3.9x0.5in)


  • 3oz (85g)

3D Model & Mechanicals


Operating Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 20% to 90%
  • MTBF: 42.4 Years at 55°C

Storage Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%
Ventana GW5300 Single Board Computer

Ordering Options

Standard Configuration

GW5300 - Standard Stock Model

  • i.MX6 Dual Core CPU @ 800 MHz
  • 1Gbyte DDR3-1066 DRAM
  • 256Mbytes System Flash
  • Four Mini-PCIe Sockets

GW5304 - Standard Stock Model

  • GW5300 Loaded With The Following Features
  • i.MX6 Quad Core CPU @ 1GHz
  • 2GB Flash
  • GPS

Development Kit


  • GW5300 Single Board Computer
  • U-Boot Loader
  • OpenWrt Linux Board Support Package
  • Ethernet, Serial, Audio, USB and Video Cables
  • Passive PoE Power Injector and Power Supply
  • JTAG Programmer


The GW5300 can be customized for volume applications.  Contact the factory for more information.  

  • i.MX6 processor type and speed
  • DDR3 DRAM from 1Gbyte to 4Gbyte
  • System Flash up to 2Gbytes
  • Adding and removing peripherals