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Yocto 1.8 Linux BSP – Gateworks i.MX6 SBCs

September 18, 2015

Gateworks would like to announcethe release & support of Yocto 1.8 on the Ventana Family of Single Board Computers that feature the Freescale i.MX6 processor. Yocto 1.8 is under the code name Fido. Yocto is a Linux operating system that Gateworks uses for video input and output, networking, GUI, IoT...

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Android Touchscreen Development Kit

September 2, 2015

Android is becoming a very useful platform for demanding embedded systems. When coupled with a LCD touchscreen, Android loaded on a rugged industrial single board computer can become the interface everyone desires. Gateworks has created a turn-key Android development system to bring a product to market quickly! The system includes...

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Speeding Up Boot Times with Falcon Mode

June 9, 2015

Everyone desires computers that boot very fast! The software that is shipped bydefault on Gateworks boards is tuned to be very ‘developer friendly’ for getting started in the development cycle.Common questions like: ‘How can I make my software boot quicker?’ are asked frequently and Gateworks hasdevoted time into documenting various...

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Android KitKat Software Release for Ventana SBCs

March 31, 2015

Gateworks is proud to announce the release of Android KitKat for it’s family of Ventana SBCs. The source and pre-built images for Android 4.4.3 (KitKat) have been released. To find out what is new in KitKat 4.4 compared to the prior Android JellyBean release, please see the Android documentation: http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4/...

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Yocto 1.7 Dizzy BSP Update for Ventana SBCs

March 9, 2015

Gateworks would like to announce the availability of OpenEmbedded Yocto 1.7 ‘Dizzy’ for the Ventana Family of SBCs. Yocto is the Linux distro that Gateworks supports for Video and Audio applications. Yocto 1.7 is an update ofYocto 1.6 with many smaller changes to note, primarily in the form of package...

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New GSC Watchdog

February 24, 2015

Gateworks has posted before about their very valuable Gateworks System Controller (GSC) here. A new feature that has recentlybeen added is a GSC watchdog. A watchdog timer is a functionality that forces a reset of the system in response to a problem in the software. Watchdog timers are very important...

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H.264 Video Streaming over Network

January 15, 2015

The Gateworks Ventana Family of Single Board Computers is well suited for multimedia applications. The Freescale i.MX6 processor has hardware encoding and decoding making for very little processor overhead. To take advantage of this hardware decoding it is important to always use the ‘vpuenc’ and ‘vpudec’ gstreamer pipeline elements. vpuenc...

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Ventana Family Model Numbers & Ordering Options

December 16, 2014

The Ventana Family of Single Board Computers has been a very popular offering with the HDMI HD video input and HDMI output, the CAN Bus port and high performance i.MX6 processor along with many more great features. To provide the widest range of options, variations of each family member was...

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New and updated Gateworks Developer Mailing Lists

October 28, 2014

Gateworks prides itself on support for it’s customers. Software is a constantly evolving element to the system and Gateworks is committed to continuously updating and stabilizing it’s Board Support Packages (operating systems supported). Customers can be notified via email through mailing lists about recent code commits to Gateworks repositories. This...

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Ventana JTAG Software Release

August 21, 2014

Gateworks is proud to announce JTAG programming support for the Ventana family of Single Board Computers. This support allows precompiled binaries that include the kernel, bootloader, and root filesystem to be flashed via Gateworks JTAG software onto any Ventana board. This is valuable as it is the most simple way...

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