GW11048-5 Silex Development Kit

A Single Board Computer Development Kit for Silex Wi-Fi 6 Radios with 2 Mini-PCIe Slots & Two GbE Ethernet

The GW11048-5 is a development kit to support the validation of the Silex SX-SDCAX-2530 (SX-SDMAX) and SX-PCEAX-HMC Wi-Fi 6 radios (radios not included, sold separately). The kit features a Gateworks Venice GW7200-00 Single Board Computer (SBC) pre-loaded with drivers supporting the Silex Wi-Fi radio.

 Key Product Features
Contents: Gateworks GW7200-00 SBC with Pre-Loaded Wi-Fi driver
JTAG Programmer and Serial Console Access
Power Supply
Mini-PCIe half card adapter
Accessory Cables
Radios Supported: Silex SX-SDCAX-2530 (SX-SDMAX) and SX-PCEAX-HMC Wi-Fi 6 radios (radios sold seperately)
Processor: NXP™ i.MX8M Mini Quad Core 1.6GHz ARM® Cortex™-A53
Flash: 8 GBytes eMMC
Ethernet: Two Gigabit Ports (see Features tab below for PoE details)
Mini-PCIe: Two Sockets for WiFi/Cellular (see Features tab below for details)
Video/Audio: MIPI DSI & CSI & I2S Audio
WiFi/BLE: Use Mini-PCIe Cards or M.2 Adapter (see Accessories tab below)
Cellular: Use Mini-PCIe Modem (see Accessories tab below)
Software: Linux Ubuntu Board Support Package
Gateworks Silex Wiki
Size: 70 x 100mm
Temperature Range: Industrial (-40 to +85 C)

Development Kit Features

  • Development Kit for Evaluation of Silex SX-SDMAX and
    SX-PCEAX Wi-Fi 6 Radios (Radios sold separately)
  • Pre-Loaded Linux Radio Drivers for SX-SDMAX Wi-Fi 6 Radio
    (SX-PCEAX drivers available for download)
  • Kit Includes:
    • Venice GW7200-00 SBC
    • JTAG Adapter for programming and serial console access
    • AC/DC Power supply
    • Mini-PCIe half card adapter
    • Additional accessory cables
    • Note: Bluetooth on SX-SDMAX not supported on Gateworks SBC
    • Gateworks Silex Wi-Fi Wiki Page

GW7200-00 Single Board Computer Features

  • NXP™ 64-bit i.MX8M Mini 1.6GHz Quad Core ARM
  • 1GByte DDR4-2133 SDRAM Memory (up to 4GBytes optional)
  • 8GBytes eMMC Flash System Memory (up to 64GBytes optional)
  • Dual GbE Ethernet Ports supporting 802.3at/af and Passive PoE
  • Two High-Power Gen 2 Mini-PCIe Sockets with USB 2.0 and Nano SIM
    • Used for Wireless WiFi 802.11AC/N or Cellular Modems (CATM1,4G,5G)
    • GW16140 M.2 Adapter can be used for M.2 modems
    • i.MX8M Plus supports USB 3.0
  • MicroSD & Nano SIM slots
  • Digital I/O & Analog Port, I2C & SPI Port
  • RS232/RS485 and TTL Serial Port
  • USB 2.0 OTG Port (Optional Host Port)  (USB 3.0 supported with i.MX8M Plus)
  • MIPI-DSI, MIPI-CSI, I2S Audio Port (Not supported with i.MX8M Plus) 
  • Digital 3-axis Accelerometer/Magnetometer MEMS
  • Optional u-blox GPS Receiver with MMCX Antenna Connector
  • Real Time Clock with Battery Backup
  • Voltage and Temperature Monitor
  • Serial Configuration EEPROM
  • Programmable Watchdog Timer
  • 8 to 60VDC Input Voltage Range
  • Power through dedicated connector or Ethernet with 802.3af/at Active or Passive PoE
  • 3.9W@25°C Typical Operating Power
  • 15W Available for Mini-PCIe Sockets
  • Reverse Voltage Protection
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
    • -25°C to +85°C Operating Temperature for -01 Models
  • Ubuntu Linux Board Support Package
    • OpenWrt, Yocto, Buildroot Optional
  • Rugged & industrial high quality embedded design
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Made in USA
Ordering Options

Compatible WiFi 6 Wireless Radios

Silex SX-PCEAX WiFi 6E Mini-PCIe Half Card Radio

  • GW17052 Silex Wifi 6E Mini-PCIe Half Card Radio
  • 802.11ax + BLE 5.2, 2T2R, Qualcomm QCA2066 Chipset
  • Requires GW10095 Half Card Adapter for Full Size Mini-PCIe sites

Silex SX-SDMAX WiFi 6 MicroSD SDIO Radio

  • GW17053 Silex Wifi 6 MicroSD SDIO Radio
  • MFR PN: SX-SDCAX-2530
  • 802.11ax + BLE 5.3, 1T1R, NXP IW611 Chipset


The GW11048-5 is a development kit to support the validation of the Silex SX-SDMAX and SX-PCEAX Wi-Fi 6 radios (radios sold separately). The kit is based on the Gateworks Venice GW7200 Single Board Computer (SBC) pre-loaded with a Ubuntu Linux BSP to allow an out of box evaluation of the Silex radio.

The GW7200 SBC is based on the NXP™ i.MX8M Mini 64-bit ARM® Cortex™- A53 SoC operating at 1.6GHz. The SBC features 8GBytes of eMMC System Flash, 1GBytes of LPDDR4 DRAM, two GbE Ethernet ports and two Mini-PCIe expansion sockets that can be used for Mini-PCIe peripherals such as WiFi radios and cellular modems. Peripheral headers support Digital I/O, Analog Input, RS232/RS485/TTL Serial, I2C and SPI. A combined MIPI-DSI/CSI header with I2S audio offers video input/output. A MicroSD and Nano SIM slot are standard along with a 3-Axis accelerometer. Board options include an onboard TPM 2.0 chip and a u-blox GPS. System health is monitored by the Gateworks System Controller which provides real time clock, voltage and temperature monitoring, programmable pushbutton, and programmable board shut-down and wake-up for remote applications. Power is applied through a dedicated barrel jack or an Ethernet port in an active 802.3af/at or passive Power over Ethernet (PoE) architecture. The kit includes a JTAG adapter for programming and serial console access, power supply, Mini-PCIe half card adapter for the SX-PCEAX radio and other accessory cables to get the board up and running quickly.

Note: Bluetooth on SX-SDMAX not supported on Gateworks SBC. Wi-Fi only. Contact Gateworks support for more information.

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