Version 6 (modified by Ryan Erbstoesser, 16 months ago) (diff)

remove old pic, add desc

M.2 Form Factor

The M.2 Form Factor, previously known as NGFF or Next Generation Form Factor is another form factor other than Mini-PCIe.

Gateworks uses Mini-PCIe connectors on most of their single board computers.

There are many keying interfaces, with the most popular being B & M. Read more here:

Typically for a modem needing USB, this would utilize the B-Key which has PCIe ×2, SATA, USB 2.0 and 3.0, audio, UIM, HSIC, SSIC, I2C and SMBus. Even though these other signals are available, typically the modem will only require the USB signals.

The M key has PCIe ×4, SATA and SMBUS. Gateworks does not have any Mini-PCIe slots with 4x PCIe lanes, thus utilizing an adapter will not necessarily provide the full set of signals.

If it is required to use a M.2 on a Gateworks SBC, Gateworks sells the GW16140 Mini-PCIe to M.2 Adapter.

GW16140 Mini-PCIe to M.2 Adapter

This adapter allows you to plug in a M.2 modem to a Gateworks Mini-PCIe slot on the SBC.

Attachments (2)

Download all attachments as: .zip