Ventana GW5400 Single Board Computer

A high performance quad core SBC with six Mini-PCIe sockets, video and audio capabilities

The GW5400 is a member of the Gateworks 5th generation Ventana family of single board computer (SBCs) targeted for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications that may require video input and output. The GW5400 features the Freescale™ i.MX6 Quad Core Cortex™-A9 SoC processor operating at 1GHz, 1Gbyte of DDR3-1066 DRAM, and 256Mbytes of System Flash. Six Mini-PCIe sockets support any combination of 802.11abgn radios, 4G WiMAX radios, 3G CDMA/GSM cellular modems and other PCI Express peripherals. The Gateworks System Controller provides embedded features such as real time clock, voltage and temperature monitor, serial EEPROM, fan control, 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 30W of power to the Mini-PCIe sockets for supporting the latest high-power radios. Power is applied through a dedicated barrel jack connector of the Ethernet jack in a selectable passive or 802.3af compatible Power over Ethernet architecture. OpenWrt, Android, OpenEmbedded Linux and Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7) board support packages are included.  


  • Freescale™ i.MX6 1GHz Quad Core Cortex™-A9 SoC Processor
  • 1Gbyte DDR3-106 SDRAM Memory
  • 256Mbytes Flash System Memory
  • Micro SD™ Flash Expansion Socket
  • Six 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
  • Three Mini-PCIe Sockets Support Both PCIe and USB
  • Two GbE Ethernet Ports
  • USB 2.0 Host and OTG Ports up to 480Mbps
  • HDMI 1.4 Input and Output Ports with Audio Support
  • LVDS Camera and Display Port
  • Three Video Input and Output Channels Supports CVBS/Composite
  • Analog Stereo Line In/Out or Stereo Headphone/Mic Audio
  • CAN 2.0B 1Mbps Serial Port
  • RS232 Serial Port
  • Optional RS485 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
  • Reverse Voltage and Transient Protection
  • Power Through Ethernet or Barrel Jack
  • Ethernet Power Supports Passive or 802.3af Compatible PoE
  • Optional GPS Receiver and Digital 3-axis Accelerometer
  • Optional PCIe Expansion Port for Additional Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • 8 to 60VDC Input Voltage Range
  • 5W Typical Operating Power
  • 30W Shared Between Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • -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 Passive PoE
  • 36 to 60V 802.3af Compatible PoE

Operating Current

  • 0.2A Typical @ 24VDC



  • 140x100x13 mm (5.5x3.9x0.5 in)


  • 5 oz (142 g)

3D Model & Mechanicals


Operating Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 20% to 90%
  • MTBF: 33.4 Years at 55°C

Storage Parameters

  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%
Ventana GW5400 Single Board Computer

Ordering Options

Standard Configuration

GW5400 - Standard Stock Model

  • i.MX6 Quad Core CPU @ 1GHz
  • 1Gbyte DDR3-1066 DRAM
  • 256Mbytes System Flash
  • Six Mini-PCIe Sockets

GW5401 - Special Order

  • GW5400 + GPS

GW5402 - Special Order

GW5403 - Special Order

GW5404 - Standard Stock Model

  • GW5400 Loaded With The Following:
  • GPS
  • i.MX6 Quad Core CPU @ 1GHz
  • 2Gbyte DDR3-1066 DRAM
  • 2Gbyte System Flash
  • 5 Mini-PCIe Sites (reduced by one)
  • 6th Mini-PCIe Site replaced with Expansion Connector for Ventana Expansion Modules

Development Kit


  • GW5400 Single Board Computer
  • U-Boot Loader
  • OpenWrt Linux Board Support Package
  • Ethernet, Serial, Audio, and Video Cables
  • Passive PoE Power Injector and Power Supply
  • JTAG Programmer


The GW5400 can be customized for volume applications.  Contact the factory for additional information.  

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