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Product Change Notification

Product Change Notifications (PCNs) are issued when errata or new revisions are released for Gateworks SBCs. Subscribe to the following Google group to get automatic PCN notifications.

There are two ways to subscribe:

  1. Send email to pcn+subscribe@gateworks.com
    • This does not require a Google account and will send PCN notifications as e-mails
  2. Join group at URL https://groups.google.com/a/gateworks.com/d/forum/pcn
    • This requires a Google account and provides a forum-like User Interface which provides a richer experience including history

PCN Events are triggered by several sources:

  1. Errata - Ventana / Laguna
  2. ECO - New Board Revision
  3. GSC firmware updates - changes to GSC firmware that ships on non revision locked board models by default
  4. Firmware image updates - changes to pre-built firmware image that ships on non revision locked board models by default (bootloaders + OS)
  5. Product End Of Life (EOL) notification (single board computers as well as popular OEM add-on cards re-sold through the store)

PCN1 - GW53xx Revision F

  • Date: 02-11-2016
  • GW53xx was updated to Revision F. See the following link for specific details: GW53xx Revision F

PCN2 - GW520x Revision D

  • Date: 02-18-2016
  • GW52xx was updated to Revision D. See the following link for specific details: GW52xx Revision D

PCN3 - Laguna Software Update

  • Date: 04-05-2016
  • PCN: All Gateworks Laguna family products manufactured after 4/5/2016 will have firmware built from the Gateworks Laguna Bootloader r779 and OpenWrt 14.08 r794 BSP

The new image includes:

For details about the latest Gateworks OpenWrt BSP please see: http://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/OpenWrt

More information:

  • Gateworks updates the software that is shipped on standard product when it is considered stable and mature as they see best fit.
  • Gateworks is happy to lock software revisions for customers who participate in the Gateworks Specials program. More information can be found here: http://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/specials

PCN4 - GW551x Software Update

  • Date: 04-13-2016
  • PCN: All Gateworks Ventana GW551x products manufactured after 4/13/2016 will ship with software built from the Gateworks Yocto 1.8 20160407 BSP.

Gateworks Yocto 1.8 multimedia-image (2016-04-07)

  • Bootloader: U-Boot 2015.04-ge149149 (Apr 06 2016 - 13:18:17)
  • Yocto 1.8.2 (Fido)
  • Kernel: 3.14.48-1.0.x_ga+yocto+g07ca760
  • Wireless drivers from linux-backports: 20160122

For details about The Gateworks Yocto BSP please see: http://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/Yocto

More information:

  • Gateworks updates the software that is shipped on standard product when it is considered stable and mature as they see best fit.
  • Gateworks is happy to lock software revisions for customers who participate in the Gateworks Specials program. More information can be found here: http://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/specials

PCN5 - GW17001 WiFi Radio EOL

  • Date: 04-18-2016
  • PCN: Gateworks has been notified by suppliers that the Mini-PCIe Ubiquiti SR71E (GW17001) is going End of Life effective May 2016.

Please contact sales@… before 5/1/2016 to make any last time purchases.

Gateworks has other radio models that can possibly be used as a replacement. Please see the following link for more information:

PCN6 - GSC Firmware Update - V49

  • Date: 04-20-2016
  • PCN: All Gateworks Ventana and Laguna family products manufactured after 4/5/2016 will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 49.

For details about the Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware revisions please see: http://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/gsc#revisions

More information:

  • Gateworks updates the software that is shipped on standard product when it is considered stable and mature as they see best fit.
  • Gateworks is happy to lock software revisions for customers who participate in the Gateworks Specials program. More information can be found here: http://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/specials

PCN7 - Ventana Software Update

  • Date: 06-29-2016
    • PCN: All Gateworks Ventana GW51xx, GW52xx, GW53xx, GW54xx, GW552x, GW553x products manufactured after 6/29/2016 will have an updated OpenWrt Software.

More Information:

  • Gateworks OpenWrt 16.02 BSP including the following updates:
    • Bootloader: U-Boot 2015.04-00134-g3126d82 (May 03 2016 - 06:36:06)
      • Added support for GW5530
  • OpenWrt 16.02@791d5c5 (20160623)
    • Added support for GW5530

For details about the latest Gateworks OpenWrt BSP please see: http://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/OpenWrt

PCN8 - GW54xx Revision E

  • Date: 07-01-2016
  • GW54xx was updated to Revision E. See the following link for specific details: GW54xx Revision E

PCN9 - GW552x Revision C

PCN10 - GW553x Revision B

  • Date: 08-30-2016
  • GW553x was updated to Revision B. See the following link for specific details: GW553x Revision B
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