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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 - 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

  • Date: 08-01-2016
  • GW552x was updated to Revision C & C.1. See the following link for specific details: GW552x Revision C & C.1

PCN10 - GW553x Revision B

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

PCN11 - GW551x Revision C

  • Date: 10-06-2016
  • GW551x was updated to Revision C. See the following link for specific details: GW551x Revision C

PCN12 - GW51xx Revision F

  • Date: 10-17-2016
  • GW51xx was updated to Revision F. See the following link for specific details: GW51xx Revision F

PCN13 - GW54xx Revision F

  • Date: 11-01-2016
  • GW54xx was updated to Revision F. See the following link for specific details: GW54xx Revision F

PCN14 - GW522x Revision D and D.1

  • Date: 01-06-2017
  • GW522x was updated to Revision D and D.1. See the following link for specific details: GW522x Revision D and D.1

PCN15 - Errata HW20: GW551x-C 16bit YUV HDMI capture not supported

  • Date: 03-02-2017
  • GW551x-C does not support 16bit YUV HDMI capture. See Errata HW20 for details.

PCN16 - GW551x Revision D

  • Date: 03-02-2017
  • GW551x was updated to Revision D. See the following link for specific details: GW551x Revision D

PCN17 - Errata HW21: Ventana boards with PCIe bridge PERST issue

  • Date: 06-07-2017
  • Recent revision Ventana boards with PCIe bridges may have issues enumerating 1st generation QCA PCIe 802.11n radio devices. See Errata HW21 for details.

PCN18 - GW522x Revision E

  • Date: 12-02-2017
  • GW522x was updated to Revision E. See the following link for specific details: GW522x Revision E

PCN19 - GW6300 Revision B

  • Date: 01-04-2018
  • Newport GW6300 was updated to Revision B & B.2 & B.3. See the following link for specific details: GW6300 Revision B

PCN20 - GW6300 Revision C

  • Date: 04-12-2018
  • Newport GW6300 was updated to Revision C. See the following link for specific details: GW6300 Revision C

PCN21 - GSC Firmware Update - V50

  • Date: 06-04-2018
  • PCN: All Gateworks Ventana and Laguna family products manufactured after 06/04/2018 will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 50.

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

PCN22 - GSC Firmware Update - V51

  • Date: 04-05-2018
  • PCN: All Gateworks Newport family products manufactured after 04/05/2018 will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 51.

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

PCN23 - GSC Firmware Update - V52

  • Date: 04-05-2018
  • PCN: All Gateworks Newport family products manufactured after 05/18/2018 will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 52.

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

PCN24 - Ventana Software Update

  • Date: 06-04-2018
    • PCN: All Gateworks Ventana GW51xx, GW52xx, GW53xx, GW54xx, GW552x, GW55xx products manufactured after 06/04/2018 will have an updated OpenWrt Software.

More Information:

  • Gateworks OpenWrt 16.02 BSP including the following updates:
    • Bootloader: U-Boot SPL 2015.04-g2359cd1 (Jun 04 2018 - 11:15:21)
      • Added support for GW590x
  • OpenWrt 16.02@e0899cd (20160623)
    • Added support for GW590x
    • Add nf-nat6 and usb-net-rndis drivers

For details about the latest Gateworks OpenWrt BSP please see:

PCN25 - Ventana FLASH geometry layout change

  • Date: 07-27-2018
  • Software must be updated only on Ventana boards with 2GB NAND Flash due to a EOL notification. See Errata HW22 for details.

PCN26 - Various Newport Errata

  • Date: 07-27-2018
  • The Newport family has newly added errata, including NP1,2,3,4 & 6. See Newport Errata for details.

PCN27 - Newport Fan Tachometer Improvements

  • Date: 10-24-2018
  • The Newport family has improvements related to the fan tachometer file in NP5. See Newport Errata for details.

PCN28 - GW640x Revision B

  • Date: 11-29-2018
  • Newport GW640x was updated to Revision B & B.1. See the following link for specific details: GW640x Revision B

PCN29 - GW22x Revision F

  • Date: 11-30-2018
  • Ventana GW522x was updated to Revision F. See the following link for specific details: GW522x Revision F

PCN30 - Newport CAN Bus Errata

  • Date: 12-12-2018
  • There is an errata related to CAN Bus functionality on Newport SBCs. See the following link for specific details: Newport NP7

PCN31 - Newport Revision Updates

  • Date: 1-11-2019
  • Several Newport family boards have new revisions, including the GW630x-E, GW620x-B and GW610x-B: Newport Revision Updates

PCN32 - GSC Firmware Update - V53

  • Date: 01-13-2019
  • PCN: All Gateworks Newport family products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 53.

Please note this is a very important GSC update for Newport products and is highly recommended. It includes thermal protection, which is crucial for protecting boards.

For details about the Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware revisions please see here

To download the latest, please visit the link here

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

PCN33 - Ventana Revision Updates - NAND Flash

  • Date: 01-13-2019
  • PCN: All Gateworks Ventana family boards ending in the number 4 or having 2GB of NAND flash have been updated to reflect PCN 25 and Errata 22

See revision changes: Ventana Revision Updates

PCN34 - April 2019 GPS Rollover

  • Date: 03-28-2019
  • PCN: On April 6, 2019 there will be a GPS rollover that could affect all GPS / Timing units in the world, regardless of manufacturer.

In addition to providing accurate location information, the Global Positioning System provides accurate timing information. It also includes the ability to transmit the proper date and time to a receiver by supplying the receiver with the current week and the current number of seconds into the week. This allows the receiver to translate the date and time into a more typical format – day, month, year, and time of day.

The field from the Satellite system that contains the week number is a 10-bit binary number. This limits the range of the week number to 0 – 1023, or 1024 total weeks.

GPS week zero started January 6, 1980. The 1024 weeks counter ran out and rolled over on August 21, 1999. The week counter then reset to zero, and it has been recounting ever since. The next time the counter will reach week 1023 and rollover to zero is on April 6, 2019.

April 6, 2019 is the 1024th week and unless a GPS module or application has already accounted for this, the date may not report accurately. If the application does not use the date or if there are other sources for the date outside of the GPS module, one may not be affected.

Notes for the following GPS devices:

  • Wi2Wi GPS - Used on Ventana Boards
    • 02120775: W2SG0008i - SiRF Star IV Chipset
    • Notes: Wi2Wi provided notice indicating that Qualcomm (formerly CSR) ran extensive simulator testing and that they saw no operational issues.
  • u-blox GPS - Used on Newport and Custom Ventana Boards
    • 02120901: ZOE-M8Q-0
    • 02120830: EVA-M8M
    • Notes: As these are newer GPS chipsets, it is not expected they will face any issues. More information is available in the u-blox portal
  • Trimble GPS - Used on Avila, Cambria and Laguna Boards
    • 02120512: Copernicus 63530-00 and Copernicus 58048-20
    • 02120619: Condor 68674-05
    • Notes: Recommended to update application code to accommodate for the week number change from the GPS module. Sample code is available by emailing Gateworks Support.

Customers using Gateworks BSPs with gpsd can address this within gpsd if using another time service. Customers not using the GPS time are not affected.

For systems that have no RTC, GPSD can provide the system time. If you manually set the system clock to a date in the current year before launching gpsd you will get the correct time (gpsd has some sanity check when setting system time).

Further information:

Email Gateworks support with any further questions

PCN35 - Newport Software Update

  • Date: 04-24-2019
  • All Gateworks Newport family products manufactured after 4/25/2019 will have the following firmware updates.

The updated image includes:

  • SPL: Gateworks Newport SPL (16b07db Mon Apr 22 18:40:21 UTC 2019)
    • fixed ddr configuration issue on GW610x
    • allow PCIe Gen3 for GW640x
  • Bootloader: U-Boot 2017.09-rc1-g83a85d0 (Apr 22 2019 - 11:41:03 -0700)
  • Kernel: Gateworks Newport Linux version 4.14.4-g8cc208b
    • added 3-axis accelerometer support
    • added GW16801 support
  • RootFS: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    • package updates
    • updated QCA9984 board2.bin to support ath10k wave2 cards
    • masked wpa_supplicant service by default
  • BSP build:
    • kernel (kernel.itb) and bootscript (newport.scr) moved to linux partition /boot directory to make updating kernels and bootscripts easier

PCN36 - GW17039 WiFi Radio EOL

  • Date: 05-10-2019
  • PCN: Gateworks has been notified by suppliers that the Mini-PCIe Unex DHXA-335D (GW17039) is going End of Life effective May 2019.

This radio was for sale on the Gateworks shop at the following URL: https://shop.gateworks.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=208

Please contact sales@… before 6/1/2019 to make any last time purchases.

Gateworks is currently reviewing other replacement radios, but encourages selecting a radio from a variety of manufacturers on the web.

PCN37 - GSC Firmware Update - V54

  • Date: 06-06-2019
  • PCN: All Gateworks Newport family products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 54.

For details about the Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware revisions please see here

To download the latest, please visit the link here

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

PCN38 - Laguna Single Board Computers End of Life Announcement

  • Date: 07-15-2019
  • PCN: Gateworks has been notified by the manufacturer, Marvell (formerly Cavium) that the processor used on Laguna SBCs is being discontinued.

This is an advanced notice. Gateworks will make a last time purchase of CPUs and offer standard stock Laguna SBCs on a first-come, first-served basis, with supplies expected, but not guaranteed, to last through 2021.

For those customers requiring a higher level of certainty, Gateworks will offer a bonding program for CPUs which can then be used for scheduled releases. Gateworks can accept bonding orders up until October 18th, 2019.

Please read the entire formal announcement here: Gateworks Laguna EOL Notice

Gateworks recommends migrating / upgrading to the Ventana or Newport family of SBCs shown here

Please contact sales@gateworks.com for further questions.