Ventana GW5220 Rugged & Industrial Single Board Computer

The GW5220 is a member of the Gateworks 5th generation Ventana family of single board computers targeted for a wide range of rugged and industrial applications.

 Key Product Features
Processor: NXP™ i.MX6 800MHz Dual Core ARM® Cortex™-A9
RAM: 512 Mbyte DDR3
Flash: 256 Mbytes
Ethernet: One Gigabit Port (see Features tab below for PoE details)
Mini-PCIe: Two Sockets (see Features tab below for details)
Video/Audio: HDMI Out & Analog Video / Audio In
WiFi/BLE: Use Mini-PCIe Cards (see Accessories tab below)
Cellular: Use Mini-PCIe Modem (see Accessories tab below)
GPS: Optional
Software: Linux: OpenWrt, Ubuntu, Yocto & Android
Size: 70 x 100mm
  • NXP™ i.MX6 800MHz Dual Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 SoC Processor
  • 512Mbyte DDR3-800 SDRAM Memory and 256Mbytes Flash System Memory
  • Micro SD™ Flash Expansion Socket Compatible with SD Specification 3.0
  • Two High-Power Gen 2 Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • One socket supports USB and SIM socket
  • One socket supports PCIe, mSATA Disk Drive and USB Signaling (only available with optional Quad-core processor)
  • GbE Ethernet Port
  • USB 2.0 OTG Port up to 480Mbps
  • Three Video Inputs Support CVBS, Y/C, YPrPb
  • HDMI 1.4 Output Port with Audio Support
  • LVDS Output Port Compatible with TIA/EIA 644-A
  • Analog Stereo Line In/Out or Headphone/Mic Audio
  • CAN Bus 2.0B 1Mbps Serial Port
  • Two RS232 Serial Ports
  • Master or Slave SPI Serial Port Interface
  • 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
  • Digital 6-axis Accelerometer/Magnetometer
  • Optional GPS Receiver
  • Optional RS485 Serial Port
  • Optional PCIe Expansion for Additional Mini-PCIe, Legacy Mini-PCI, or GbE
  • 8 to 60VDC Input Voltage Range
  • Power Through Barrel Jack or Ethernet with Passive or 802.3af Compatible PoE
  • 2W @ 25°C Typical Operating Power
  • 30W Shared Between Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • Reverse Voltage and Transient Protection
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
  • OpenWrt, OpenEmbedded/Yocto, and Andriod Board Support Packages
  • Rugged and Industrial Design
  • Made in USA
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • (1) Please see this page for more information on 802.3af/802.3at support
Ordering Options

The GW5220 is based off the GW5200 and features the Freescale™ i.MX6 Dual Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 SoC processor operating at 800MHz, 512Mbyte of DDR3 DRAM, and 256Mbytes of System Flash. Mini-PCIe expansion sockets support a combination of 802.11ac/b/g/n WiFi radios, 4G WiMAX radios, 3G CDMA/GSM cellular modems and other PCI Express peripherals. These other peripherals include the GW16126 LTE CATM1 Cellular card, GW16122 Sub-1GHz radio, GW16130 Iridium Satellite Modem or LoRA radio. One Mini-PCIe socket supports both Mini-PCIe and USB signaling and the other Mini-PCIe socket supports only USB signaling. Due to this configuration, a PCIe switch is not used and thus the overall board cost is decreased compared to the GW5200.  A single Ethernet port offers high speed wired connectivity. The analog composite/component video input and HDMI & LVDS output extend the GW5220 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 shut-down and wake-up for remote sensor applications. A wide-range DC input power supply provides up to 30W to the Mini-PCIe sockets for supporting the latest high-power radios. Power is applied through a dedicated barrel jack or an Ethernet jack in a Power over Ethernet architecture. An ordering option replaces one Mini-PCIe socket with an expansion connector for adding peripherals such as Mini-PCIe sockets, legacy Mini-PCI sockets, additional GbE Ethernet ports, and GbE Ethernet Fiber ports. OpenWrt, OpenEmbedded/Yocto, and Andriod are supported. The GW5220 has a small form factor to fit into nearly all rugged and industrial embedded applications that require two Mini-PCIe slots. This SBC is made in the USA.  Note: GW5220 is nearly identical to the GW5200 but only supports PCIe signalling on one MIni-PCIe slot and features SPI. Read more here. For a similar board with PCIe signalling to both Mini-PCIe slots, see the GW5200.

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