Venice GW7100 compact industrial SBC packs one Gigabit Ethernet port, one mPCIe socket

Gateworks introduced the new Venice Industrial IoT SBC Family based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini processor with up to two Ethernet ports and four mPCIe Sockets last September starting with GW7300 board with dual Gigabit Ethernet and three mPCIe sockets.

But the US company has now announced the availability of the smallest member of the family with Venice GW7100 SBC equipped with just one Gigabit Ethernet port and one mPCIe socket in a compact 100x35mm form factor.

Venice GW7100 SBC
Venice GW7100 specifications:

  • SoC – NXP i.MX 8M Mini single, dual or quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.6GHz, with Arm Cortex-M4 at 400+MHz, 3D GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0), 2D GPU, and 1080p VPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB LPDDR4 (up to 4GB)
  • Storage – 8 GB eMMC flash (up to 64GB)
  • Connectivity
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with passive PoE support
    • WiFi/Bluetooth or Cellular connectivity via mini PCIe socket and Nano-SIM card slot
    • GPS – Optional u-blox ZOE-M8
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 OTG Type-C port
  • Sensor – Digital 3-axis Accelerometer/Magnetometer MEMS
  • Expansion – Connector with digital IO, I2C, ADC, UART, and SPI
  • Debugging – JTAG header
  • Misc – Gateworks System Control (GSC) with Real-time clock (RTC) plus coin cell battery, voltage & temperature monitor, fan control, etc…
  • Power Supply
    • 8-60V DC via 2-pine header or
    • 802.3af/at active or passive PoE
  • Dimensions – 100 x 35 mm
  • Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C

 

Compact SBC with Ethernet and Mini PCie socketThe company provides a Linux Ubuntu BSP (Board Support Package)  as well as the GW11047 development kit that adds Interface cables, a power supply, and a JTAG programmer to update firmware and provide serial console access. All information needed to get started can be found in the wiki.

Gateworks says the board is well-suited to IoT & networking applications, with the most obvious to me being IP cameras connected over Ethernet, WiFi, or cellular networks.

Venice GW7100 block diagram
Venice GW7100 block diagram

Talking about connectivity, there are several mini PCIe modules sold as options with the board including:

Gateworks Venice GW7100 SBC and development kit are available, but pricing has not been made public. Further information may be found on the product page.

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willy
willy
5 months ago

USB-C also seems to be one change compared to previous models. This small form factor plus the support for USB-C OTG and GbE also permits other applications such as network encryption and/or compression, or on-the-fly layer 7 analysis (anti-virus etc).

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