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Gateworks hosts this technical blog which covers software and hardware topics related to the Gateworks rugged and industrial SBCs. For the latest Gateworks news, please also view our News Page for product press releases and announcements.

Mini-PCIe Power Expansion Module

February 3, 2017

Peripherals connected to Single Board Computers (SBCs) require separatepower, sometimes in large amounts not typically available on the SBC. Additionally, some high power wireless radios require an additional power source, such as 5V for the RF power amplifier.Gateworks designed the GW16120 Mini-PCIePower and USB Expansion Card to meet these power...

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Intelligent Wireless Access Points

February 3, 2017

Wireless access is everywhere and has become an essential convenience that customers expect businesses to provide.Wireless connections can become unreliable and suffer in high density use areas like trains, buses, cafes and stadiums. Users can face slow bandwidth, dropped connections and interruption when streaming video. To improve wireless reliability, quality,...

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Drones & UAVs – Wireless HD Video Streaming

October 10, 2016

Nearly 7 million drones will be shipped by 2020 according to FAA estimates. UAVs require communication to a ground station over a wireless link providing information such as HD video and telemetry data. Gateworks has Single Board Computers that are Drone & UAV Ready such as the Ventana GW5510 shown...

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Android Digital Signage – Simple & Low Cost

August 15, 2016

Digital Signage has exploded over the last few years and is now utilized in businesses ranging from fast food restaurants for menu boards to factories for showing real time productivity analytics. The uses for digital signage is unlimited and the cost has come down to a price point that even...

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NEW Embedded SBC With HDMI – Wireless – MicroSD for Digital Signage

July 21, 2016

Gateworks is proud to announce the newest member to the Ventana Family of Single Board Computers, the GW5530. The GW5530 has an extremely low profile and small form factor ideal for applications inDigital Signage and Wireless Multimedia. Features include: NXP i.MX6 Processor HDMI HD Video Output New UBlox GPS (Optional)...

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Android Lollipop Embedded Software Release

June 7, 2016

Gateworks has just released Android Lollipop support for the Ventana family of Single Board Computers! Notable updates include: Update to the Android Open Source Projects 5.1.1 code base Freescale i.MX6 performance and stability improvements New3.14 based Linux kernel with many improvements Vivante graphics libraries v5.0.11 p7 Gateworks recommends Lollipopfor all...

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Customizing Android & Yocto Splash Screens

May 19, 2016

Customizing Android & Yocto Splash Screens Have you ever wanted to replace that ugly default logo or animation that is shown when your system boots up? Now you can with custom splash screens! What is a Splash Screen? The logo or image displayed on screen during the boot process of...

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LCD Touchscreens for Gateworks SBCs

May 12, 2016

Gateworks offers a LVDS connector on the Ventana Family of Single Board Computers to allow the connection of a LCD touchscreen display. LCD Displays are a great fit for control panel applications as well as Digital Signage. The displays work with Android, OpenEmbedded Yocto, Ubuntu and more. The LVDS connector...

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New Software Release: OpenWrt 16.02

May 9, 2016

Gateworks would like to announcethe release & support of OpenWrt 16.02 on the Ventana and Laguna family of Single Board Computers. This OpenWrt release falls under the Designated Driverrelease of OpenWrt. OpenWrt isa Linux operating system that Gateworks uses for networking centric tasks, wireless access points, router functions, IoT and...

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Gateworks Product Change Notification

April 6, 2016

Gateworks has world classcustomer support. Part of this supportincludes keeping customers up to date with any changes to the single board computers that Gateworks designs and manufactures. Customers expect to be notified of any changes so they can be prepared properly. Gateworks provides it’s Product Change Notification (PCN) service to...

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