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Security Considerations for Embedded Designs

November 19, 2021

Why is security important for embedded communications design? Security is of the utmost importance for embedded systems that are deployed in any highly critical and important applications. These range from controlling an entire power grid to providing network connectivity in medical, transportation and defense sectors. If anyone with ill intentions...

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Mini-PCIe is an Excellent Choice for Embedded Wireless Communication Designs

October 7, 2021
Mini-PCIe for Embedded Designs

What is Mini-PCIe and why would I want to use it for embedded communications design? Embedded system designers face significant challenges when it comes to creating or modifying a design. Not only do they have to deal with the familiar triple constraints of cost, time, and quality, but embedded designs...

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802.11ah HaLow Long Range Low Power Wireless for IoT

September 21, 2021

Gateworks has announced the release of the GW16146 802.11ah HaLow Wireless Mini-PCIe radio intended for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The GW16146 802.11ah radio uses the Gateworks Industrial Single Board Computers as a platform. The SBCs feature ARM processors that run a Linux operating system. The combination of the 802.11ah...

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A Linux Distro Focused on Security Testing – Kali Linux

August 4, 2021
kali linux

The Gateworks Industrial Single Board Computers are very universal and used for a wide variety of applications, including network security analysis and testing. The SBCs feature ARM processors that run a Linux operating system. Certain distributions of Linux are better suited for specific tasks. One of the best distributions for...

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Analyzing RF Environments with Software Defined Radios (SDRs)

April 21, 2021

This showcase provides instructions for using Epiq Solutions’ Sidekiq Z2 Mini-PCIe software-defined radio (SDR) RF transceiver with a Gateworks SBC. Epiq Solutions specializes in building high performance, low size, weight and power (SWaP) SDRs for engineering teams and government-focused organizations requiring situational awareness and detailed insight into their RF environments....

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How to Select a Modem for Embedded Industrial Single Board Computers

November 25, 2020

Embedded single board computers (SBCs), such as the Gateworks family of Industrial Single Board Computers, are used in many rugged and industrial remote applications throughout the world. Most applications typically communicate back to the cloud (internet) for various reasons, whether to download or upload data. Some installations are in remote...

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4 Reasons ARM Industrial SBCs Are A Better Choice Than X86

November 16, 2020
arm processor for rugged and industrial single board computers

Embedded single board computers (SBCs), such as the Gateworks family of Industrial Single Board Computers, are used in nearly every rugged and industrial application around the world. As technology and automation are implemented into all sectors, tasks and processes become easier, more automated and more efficient. The brain behind all...

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Refactored cryptography Wiki

June 4, 2019

Newport and Ventana cryptography wiki pages have been refactored and condensed into one page.  New topics have been added including a section explaining usage of the OpenSSL library. Please direct any questions or comments regarding this page to

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4.20 Kernel updated for Ventana

April 29, 2019

Over the course of the last few months we have been fervently making adaptations to Torvalds 4.20 kernel for use with the Ventana product line.  Accelerometer and GSC support has now been added, completing the feature set of this kernel. The latest iteration of this kernel can be cloned from...

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Ubuntu Linux Development System

January 18, 2019

Many times we’re asked what development environment is used at Gateworks. We’ve found that a Ubuntu desktop workstation works best, so we’ve put together a guide on our wiki giving details on the setup. See here for more info:

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