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Product Change Notification

  1. Product Change Notification
    1. PCN1 - GW53xx Revision F
    2. PCN2 - GW520x Revision D
    3. PCN3 - Laguna Software Update
    4. PCN4 - GW551x Software Update
    5. PCN5 - GW17001 WiFi Radio EOL
    6. PCN6 - GSC Firmware Update - V49
    7. PCN7 - Ventana Software Update
    8. PCN8 - GW54xx Revision E
    9. PCN9 - GW552x Revision C
    10. PCN10 - GW553x Revision B
    11. PCN11 - GW551x Revision C
    12. PCN12 - GW51xx Revision F
    13. PCN13 - GW54xx Revision F
    14. PCN14 - GW522x Revision D and D.1
    15. PCN15 - Errata HW20: GW551x-C 16bit YUV HDMI capture not supported
    16. PCN16 - GW551x Revision D
    17. PCN17 - Errata HW21: Ventana boards with PCIe bridge PERST issue
    18. PCN18 - GW522x Revision E
    19. PCN19 - GW6300 Revision B
    20. PCN20 - GW6300 Revision C
    21. PCN21 - GSC Firmware Update - V50
    22. PCN22 - GSC Firmware Update - V51
    23. PCN23 - GSC Firmware Update - V52
    24. PCN24 - Ventana Software Update
    25. PCN25 - Ventana FLASH geometry layout change
    26. PCN26 - Various Newport Errata
    27. PCN27 - Newport Fan Tachometer Improvements
    28. PCN28 - GW640x Revision B
    29. PCN29 - GW22x Revision F
    30. PCN30 - Newport CAN Bus Errata
    31. PCN31 - Newport Revision Updates
    32. PCN32 - GSC Firmware Update - V53
    33. PCN33 - Ventana Revision Updates - NAND Flash
    34. PCN34 - April 2019 GPS Rollover
    35. PCN35 - Newport Software Update
    36. PCN36 - GW17039 WiFi Radio EOL
    37. PCN37 - GSC Firmware Update - V54
    38. PCN38 - Laguna Single Board Computers End of Life Announcement
    39. PCN39 - GSC Firmware Update - V55
    40. PCN40 - Ventana Errata 23-26 - End of Life Parts on Ventana
    41. PCN41 - Ventana GW53xx & GW54xx Revision G
    42. PCN42 - Newport GSC Errata
    43. PCN43 - GW16082 Mini-PCI Expansion Module Discontinued
    44. PCN44 - GSC Firmware Update - V56
    45. PCN45 - GW5910 Revision C
    46. PCN46 - GW5913 Revision B
    47. PCN47 - GW552x Revision D
    48. PCN48 - Newport Reverse Current Susceptibility Errata
    49. PCN49 - Newport GW6903 LED Errata
    50. PCN50 - Ventana Reverse Current Susceptibility Errata
    51. PCN51 - GW640x Revision C
    52. PCN52 - Ventana GW53xx & GW54xx MAC Address Errata
    53. PCN53 - GW53xx Revision G.1 & GW54xx Revision G.2
    54. PCN54 - GW16130 Satellite Modem Default Configuration
    55. PCN55 - GW54xx Revision H & Related Errata
    56. PCN56 - GSC Firmware Update - V57
    57. PCN57 - Ventana Software Update
    58. PCN58 - Newport Software Update
    59. PCN59 - GW5910 CC1352 Errata
    60. PCN60 - GW16122 High Gain Output Errata
    61. PCN61 - GW16143 LED Errata
    62. PCN62 - GSC Firmware Update - V58
    63. PCN63 - GW16140 & GW16141 Revision B
    64. PCN64 - GSCv2 Firmware Update - V52
    65. PCN65 - GSCv3 Firmware Update - V59
    66. PCN66 - GW6903 Revision C & C.1 & C.2
    67. PCN67 - GW620x Revision C
    68. PCN68 - GSC Firmware Update - V60 & V61
    69. PCN69 - GW64xx Availability
    70. PCN70 - GW630x Revision F
    71. PCN71 - GW730x Revision C
    72. PCN72 - GW710x Revision B
    73. PCN73 - GW610x Revision C
    74. PCN74 - GW17046 Modem EOL
    75. PCN75 - GW730x Revision C.1 & PoE Errata VN3
    76. PCN76 - Venice & Newport PHY Errata
    77. PCN77 - GW16132 Revision A.1
    78. PCN78 - GW6903 Revision D & E
    79. PCN79 - GW5913 Revision C, D & E
    80. PCN80 - GW63xx Revision F.1 & G
    81. PCN81 - GW65xx Revision A.1 & B
    82. PCN82 - GW730x Revision D
    83. PCN83 - GW720x Revision D & E
    84. PCN84 - GW710x Revision C & D
    85. PCN85 - GW620x Revision D & E
    86. PCN86 - GW650x Revision C & D
    87. PCN87 - GW16122 Sub-1GHz Radio End of Life
    88. PCN88 - GW5910-SP414 with Sub-1GHz Radio End of Life
    89. PCN89 - GW16081 Mini-PCIe Mezzanine End of Life
    90. PCN90 - GW16083 Ethernet Mezzanine End of Life
    91. PCN91 - GW730x Revision E
    92. PCN92 - GW16099 / GW11033 JTAG Errata
    93. PCN93 - Newport Family Single Board Computers End of Life
    94. PCN94 - GW730x Revision F
    95. PCN95 - GW720x Revision F
    96. PCN96 - Venice GSC Errata
    97. PCN97 - GW710x Revision E
    98. PCN98 - GW710x-E.1 GW720x-F.1 GW730x-F.1
    99. PCN99 - Venice GSC RTC Errata & GSC Update
    100. PCN100 - GW700x Revision G
    101. PCN101 - Venice Migration to Boot firmware on eMMC boot0 hardware partition
    102. PCN102 - Ventana Family Single Board Computers End of Life
    103. PCN103 - GW740x Revision D

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 - Newport, 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:

  • Bootloader: Gateworks Laguna U-Boot 2008.10 r779 (Built Sep 21 2015 - 12:39:17)
  • OS: Gateworks OpenWrt 14.08 r794 (Built Dec 16 2015)
    • OpenWrt: r42297 (2014-08-05)
    • Kernel: 3.10.49
    • Wireless: compat-wireless 2014-05-25
      • ath5k (802.11abg)
      • ath9k (802.11abgn)
      • ath10k (802.11abgnac)
      • iwlagn(iwlwifi)
    • Modem:
      • sierrawireless/qualcomm/option
    • gcc: 4.8
    • libc: uClibc 0.9.33.2
    • binutils: 2.22

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, and thus so will the Laguna family.

The Laguna family includes:

  • GW2380, GW2382, GW2383, GW2387, GW2388, GW2391 and any other boards using the Cavium Econa CNS34xx processors, including customs and specials.

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.

PCN39 - GSC Firmware Update - V55

  • Date: 07-30-2019
  • PCN: All Gateworks Newport family products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 55.

Please note this is a very important GSC update for Newport products and is highly recommended. It is related to 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

PCN40 - Ventana Errata 23-26 - End of Life Parts on Ventana

  • Date: 10-11-2019
  • PCN: Several parts used on the Ventana boards are now end of life (EOL). Gateworks has found replacement parts which are incorporated into new revisions.

The parts include:

  • Analog Video Decoder
  • GPS
  • Ethernet parts

The errata is detailed at the following link along with required software updates: Ventana Errata 23-26

PCN41 - Ventana GW53xx & GW54xx Revision G

  • Date: 10-11-2019
  • PCN: Gateworks Ventana GW53xx and GW54xx family boards have been updated to revision G due to the errata in PCN40.

See detailed revision changes: Ventana Revision Updates

These revisions do require software updates detailed in Ventana Errata 23-26.

PCN42 - Newport GSC Errata

  • Date: 10-23-2019
  • PCN: Gateworks Newport SBCs (GW61xx, GW62xx, GW63xx, GW64xx) have an errata related to the GSC oscillator. Read more on the Newport Errata page under NP8: Newport NP8

PCN43 - GW16082 Mini-PCI Expansion Module Discontinued

  • Date: 12-27-2019
  • PCN: The GW16082 Mini-PCI expansion module is now end of manufacturing (EOM) due to most radio manufacturers transitioning from Mini-PCI to Mini-PCIe. Gateworks recommends using Mini-PCIe radios, which are compatible with most Gateworks SBCs and the GW16081 expansion module.

PCN44 - GSC Firmware Update - V56

  • Date: 02-24-2020
  • PCN: All Gateworks Newport family products & limited Ventana Family products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 56.

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

PCN45 - GW5910 Revision C

  • Date: 03-02-2020
  • Ventana GW5910 was updated to Revision C. See the following link for specific details: SBC Revision Wiki

PCN46 - GW5913 Revision B

  • Date: 03-02-2020
  • Ventana GW5913 was updated to Revision B. See the following link for specific details: SBC Revision Wiki

PCN47 - GW552x Revision D

  • Date: 03-02-2020
  • Ventana GW552x was updated to Revision D. See the following link for specific details: SBC Revision Wiki

PCN48 - Newport Reverse Current Susceptibility Errata

  • Date: 03-24-2020
  • PCN: Many of the Gateworks Newport SBCs (GW62xx, GW63xx, GW64xx, GW6902, GW6904, GW6905) have an errata related to a reverse current scenario. Read more on the Newport Errata page under NP9: Newport NP9

PCN49 - Newport GW6903 LED Errata

  • Date: 03-24-2020
  • PCN: The Newport GW6903 has an errata related to the front panel tri-color LED. Read more on the Newport Errata page under NP10: Newport NP10

PCN50 - Ventana Reverse Current Susceptibility Errata

  • Date: 03-24-2020
  • PCN: Some of the Gateworks Ventana SBCs (GW53xx, GW54xx, GW5912, GW5908) have an errata related to a reverse current scenario. Read more on the Ventana Errata page under HW27: Ventana HW27

PCN51 - GW640x Revision C

  • Date: 04-02-2020
  • Newport GW640x was updated to Revision C. See the following link for specific details: GW640x Revision C

PCN52 - Ventana GW53xx & GW54xx MAC Address Errata

  • Date: 05-26-2020
  • PCN: The Gateworks Ventana SBCs (GW53xx, GW54xx) revision G & G.1 respectively have an errata related to a misprogrammed MAC address for ETH1. Read more on the Ventana Errata page under HW28: Ventana HW28

PCN53 - GW53xx Revision G.1 & GW54xx Revision G.2

  • Date: 05-27-2020
  • Ventana GW53xx & GW54xx were updated to Revision G.1 & G.2 respectively. See the following link for specific details: SBC Revision Wiki

PCN54 - GW16130 Satellite Modem Default Configuration

  • Date: 07-08-2020
  • PCN: All Gateworks GW16130 Iridium Satellite Modems manufactured after 07/08/2020 will have the CBUS0 (SAT_ON) pin configured through the EEPROM to always drive a logic high to enable the modem by default at power-up. It was previously driven low by default.
  • If it is desired to have the modem GPIO controlled (rather than through the EEPROM), one can use the instructions on the following wiki page GW16130 Wiki Page. This wiki will explain how to reconfigure CBUS0 to be a GPIO and use the Linux kernel gpiolib (/sys/class/gpio) or a libftdi function to enable the modem through a GPIO. Setting the GPIO to a logic high (it will be logic low and disabled by default).

PCN55 - GW54xx Revision H & Related Errata

  • Date: 07-21-2020
  • Ventana GW54xx was updated to Revision H. This does require a new boot firmware (Errata HW29)
  • See the following links for specific details:

PCN56 - GSC Firmware Update - V57

  • Date: 07-23-2020
  • PCN: All Gateworks Venice & Newport family products & limited Ventana Family products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 57.

This PCN is important because flashing this new GSC will require a new version of the Gateworks JTAG tool.

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

PCN57 - Ventana Software Update

  • Date: 10-28-2020
  • PCN: All Gateworks Ventana GW51xx, GW52xx, GW53xx, GW54xx, GW552x, GW55xx, GW59xx products manufactured after 10/27/2020 will be shipped with an updated Gateworks OpenWrt 20.06 release (g7d0130c) featuring the 5.4 kernel.

For details about the latest Gateworks OpenWrt BSP please see:

PCN58 - Newport Software Update

  • Date: 10-28-2020
  • PCN: All Gateworks Newport GW61xx, GW62xx, GW63xx, GW64xx, GW69xx products manufactured after 10/27/2020 will be shipped with an updated Gateworks Ubuntu 20.04 root filesystem featuring the 5.4 kernel.

For details about the latest Gateworks Newport Ubuntu BSP please see:

PCN59 - GW5910 CC1352 Errata

  • Date: 12-02-2020
  • PCN: The high gain output on the CC1352P IC can reset due to impedance mismatch. Read more on the Ventana Errata page under HW27: Ventana HW30

PCN60 - GW16122 High Gain Output Errata

  • Date: 12-02-2020
  • PCN: The high gain output on the CC1352P IC can reset due to impedance mismatch. Read more on the Ventana Errata page under EX2: Expansion Errata EX2

PCN61 - GW16143 LED Errata

  • Date: 12-02-2020
  • PCN: The LEDs for geofence and RTK have reversed polarity. Read more on the Ventana Errata page under EX1: Expansion Errata EX1

PCN62 - GSC Firmware Update - V58

  • Date: 12-30-2020
  • PCN: All Gateworks Venice & Newport family products & limited Ventana Family products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 58.

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

PCN63 - GW16140 & GW16141 Revision B

  • Date: 03-15-2021
  • The GW16140 & GW16141 Mini-PCIe to M.2 adapter has been updated to revision B. Revision B increases the length of the adapter to 66mm to accommodate 50 & 52mm length M.2 cards and modems. See the following link for specific details: GW16140 Revision Wiki

PCN64 - GSCv2 Firmware Update - V52

  • Date: 5-11-2021
  • PCN: Most Gateworks Ventana and Laguna family products products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSCv2) firmware version 52. This PCN does not involve Newport or Venice SBCs that use GSCv3 (hardware version).

This revision improves coin cell battery performance by enabling pull down resistors for CPU terminated signals.

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

To download the latest GSC firmware, 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

PCN65 - GSCv3 Firmware Update - V59

  • Date: 6-04-2021
  • PCN: All Gateworks Venice & Newport family products & limited Ventana Family products manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 59.

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

To download the latest GSC firmware, 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

PCN66 - GW6903 Revision C & C.1 & C.2

  • Date: 07-15-2021
  • The GW6903 has been updated to revision C & C.1 & C.2. See the following link for specific details: GW6903 Revision Wiki

PCN67 - GW620x Revision C

  • Date: 07-15-2021
  • The GW620x has been updated to revision C. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN68 - GSC Firmware Update - V60 & V61

  • Date: 7-26-2021
  • PCN: All Gateworks Venice, Newport, and Ventana family products with GSCv3 manufactured from now on will have Gateworks System Controller (GSC) firmware version 60 to resolve a potential GSC lockup errata described here:

Affected boards:

  • GW6xxx
  • GW7xxx
  • GW5910 / GW5913

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

PCN69 - GW64xx Availability

  • Date: 10-28-2021
  • PCN: The parts to build the Newport GW64xx SBCs are unavailable until possibly 2023 due to global supply chain shortages everyone is facing. Gateworks has thus designed a Newport GW65xx SBC, a slight deviation from the GW64xx. The GW65xx retains the same size and functionality, with 5 Ethernet ports, but loses SFP / Fiber support. It also replaces two PHYs and uses individual microSd and SIM sockets. For the full list of changes, view the GW6500 revision page. See the GW6500 Product Page. Gateworks recommends GW64xx customers to transition to the GW65xx.

Affected boards:

  • Newport GW64xx

PCN70 - GW630x Revision F

  • Date: 11-04-2021
  • The GW630x has been updated to revision F. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN71 - GW730x Revision C

  • Date: 11-04-2021
  • The GW730x has been updated to revision C. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN72 - GW710x Revision B

  • Date: 12-02-2021
  • The GW710x has been updated to revision B. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN73 - GW610x Revision C

  • Date: 12-02-2021
  • The GW610x has been updated to revision C. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN74 - GW17046 Modem EOL

  • Date: 01-04-2022
  • The GW17046 U-Blox Toby LTE Modem has been announced End of Life. All last time buys needs to be placed by June 10 2022. This modem will no longer be available and is not recommended for new designs. For alternative modems, please see the Gateworks modem Wiki Page.

PCN75 - GW730x Revision C.1 & PoE Errata VN3

  • Date: 03-24-2022
  • The GW730x has been updated to revision C.1 to address a PoE errata VN3. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN76 - Venice & Newport PHY Errata

  • Date: 03-25-2022
  • A new ethernet PHY was selected due to supply chain shortages. This new PHY has related errata that affects all Venice & most Newport products. A software update is required.

PCN77 - GW16132 Revision A.1

  • Date: 04-12-2022
  • The GW16132 CATM1 modem has been updated to revision A.1, removing the included SIM. The SIM is available for purchase separately here

PCN78 - GW6903 Revision D & E

  • Date: 07-05-2022
  • The GW6903 has been updated to revision D & E which is also related to PCN76. Most notably is a new Ethernet PHY which requires a software update. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN79 - GW5913 Revision C, D & E

  • Date: 07-05-2022
  • The GW5913 has been updated to revision C, D & E. Most notably is a new Ethernet PHY which requires a software update with related errata. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN80 - GW63xx Revision F.1 & G

  • Date: 07-22-2022
  • The GW63xx has been updated to revision F.1 & G. Most notably is a new Ethernet PHY which requires a software update with related errata. See the following link for specific details about revision F.1 and G: Revision Wiki

PCN81 - GW65xx Revision A.1 & B

  • Date: 09-08-2022
  • The GW65xx has been updated to revision A.1 & B. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN82 - GW730x Revision D

  • Date: 09-04-2022
  • The GW730x has been updated to revision D. This revision has two errata related to WiFi and 802.3at active PoE. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN83 - GW720x Revision D & E

  • Date: 09-04-2022
  • The GW720x has been updated to revision D & E. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN84 - GW710x Revision C & D

  • Date: 09-07-2022
  • The GW710x has been updated to revision C & D. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN85 - GW620x Revision D & E

  • Date: 01-03-2023
  • The GW620x has been updated to revision D & E. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN86 - GW650x Revision C & D

  • Date: 01-03-2023
  • The GW650x has been updated to revision C & D. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN87 - GW16122 Sub-1GHz Radio End of Life

  • Date: 01-05-2023
  • The GW16122 Sub-1GHz radio has been announced End of Life. All last time buys needs to be placed by May 1, 2023. This SBC with the Sub-1GHz radio loaded will no longer be available and is not recommended for new designs. It is recommended to use the GW16146 Sub-1GHz WiFi HaLow radio as a replacement.

PCN88 - GW5910-SP414 with Sub-1GHz Radio End of Life

  • Date: 01-25-2023
  • The GW5910-SP414 with the Sub-1GHz chip loaded has been announced End of Life. All last time buys needs to be placed by May 1, 2023. This radio will no longer be available and is not recommended for new designs. It is recommended to use the GW16146 Sub-1GHz WiFi HaLow radio as a replacement. Future revisions of the GW5910-SP414 will not include the Sub-1GHz radio chip.

PCN89 - GW16081 Mini-PCIe Mezzanine End of Life

  • Date: 01-25-2023
  • The GW16081 Mini-PCIe Mezzanine has been announced End of Life. All last time buys needs to be placed by May 1, 2023. This expansion board will no longer be available and is not recommended for new designs. Contact sales at sales@… for additional information or for alternative solutions.

PCN90 - GW16083 Ethernet Mezzanine End of Life

  • Date: 01-25-2023
  • The GW16083 Ethernet Mezzanine has been announced End of Life. All last time buys needs to be placed by May 1, 2023. This expansion board will no longer be available and is not recommended for new designs. Please refer to SBCs such as the Venice GW7400 which features 6 Ethernet ports. Contact sales at sales@… for additional information or for alternative solutions.

PCN91 - GW730x Revision E

  • Date: 02-04-2023
  • The GW730x has been updated to revision E. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN92 - GW16099 / GW11033 JTAG Errata

  • Date: 02-21-2023
  • The GW16099-G & G.1 JTAG Dongle that comes in the GW11033 kit and all other development kits has an errata. The JTAG device can cause a Gateworks single board computer Gateworks System Controller (GSC) to be held in reset, thus preventing the board from booting. If this is happening, please email Gateworks support (support @ gateworks.com ) to discuss a solution.
  • This is fixed in revision GW16099-G.2 and GW16099-J.

Typical behavior varies per product family:

  • Venice:
    U-Boot SPL 2022.07-g3f9ffe03cd (Dec 02 2022 - 01:58:19 +0000)
    wait_for_sr_state: failed sr=20 cr=b8 state=202
    wait_for_sr_state: failed sr=20 cr=88 state=2000
    i2c_imx_stop:trigger stop failed
    ^^^ repeats messages about I2C
    
  • Newport:
    ERROR: N0.TWSI0: SCL is stuck low
    ERROR: N0.TWSI0: Timeout waiting for operation to complete
    WARNING: N0.TWSI0: Timeout waiting for read to complete...start recovering process
    ^^^ I2C failures shown during the first few seconds of boot
    
  • Ventana:
    U-Boot SPL 2017.05-g2cc11afac1 (Apr 14 2022 - 00:10:38)
    ^^^ nothing else here... while the I2C to the GSC is stuck there are no error messages displayed by this version of the bootloader
    

PCN93 - Newport Family Single Board Computers End of Life

  • Date: 10-01-2023
  • The CPU / processor (Marvell OcteonTX) used on all Newport Family SBCs has been announced End of Life by Marvell. All last time buys of Gateworks Newport SBCs that use this processor need to be placed by February 15th, 2024. As an added service to our customers and to further extend the transition, Gateworks will allow scheduled product shipments out until December 31st, 2025.The Newport SBCs are not recommended for new designs. For a migration path to a new SBC, please see the Venice family of SBCs. Please contact Gateworks with any further questions.

Affected models & Suggested Migration Path:

  • GW6100 / GW6104 -> Venice GW7100 / GW7101
  • GW6200 / GW6204 -> Venice GW7200 / GW7201
  • GW6300 / GW6304 -> Venice GW7300 / GW7301
  • GW6400 / GW6404 -> Venice GW7400 / GW7401
  • GW6500 / GW6504 -> Venice GW7400 / GW7401
  • GW6901 / GW6902 / GW6903 / GW6904 / GW6905 -> Venice, Contact Gateworks
  • Including any associated customer specials based upon the above models

Suggested migration board family: Venice family of SBCs

PCN94 - GW730x Revision F

  • Date: 10-04-2023
  • The GW730x has been updated to revision F. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN95 - GW720x Revision F

  • Date: 10-04-2023
  • The GW720x has been updated to revision F. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN96 - Venice GSC Errata

  • Date: 12-11-2023
  • The Venice SBCs GW7xxx have an errata related to the Gateworks System Controller which can prevent a SBC from powering on when the coin cell battery voltage is below 1.8VDC. See the following link for specific details: Venice VN8 Errata

PCN97 - GW710x Revision E

  • Date: 12-28-2023
  • The GW710x has been updated to revision E. See the following link for specific details: Revision Wiki

PCN98 - GW710x-E.1 GW720x-F.1 GW730x-F.1

  • Date: 03-11-2024
  • Multiple Venice SBCs have been updated to support a new Ethernet PHY. The GW710x has been updated to revision E.1. The GW720x has been updated to revision F.1. The GW730x has been updated to revision F.1. See the following link for specific details:

PCN99 - Venice GSC RTC Errata & GSC Update

  • Date: 04-04-2024
  • The Venice SBCs GW7xxx have an errata related to the Gateworks System Controller where a reset will cause the RTC to reset to 0. This only applies to specific revisions.

A GSC Firmware update to v65 has resolved this.

See the following link for specific details:

PCN100 - GW700x Revision G

  • Date: 05-17-2024
  • The Venice Family of System on Modules (SOMs), the GW7000 and GW7001 have been updated for a new Ethernet PHY. See the following link for specific details:

PCN101 - Venice Migration to Boot firmware on eMMC boot0 hardware partition

  • Date: 05-17-2024
  • Gateworks standard product Venice boards with a manufacturing date of 2023-11-06 or more recent now have boot firmware that is programmed onto the eMMC boot0 hardware partition instead of the eMMC user hardware partition used prior to this date. The operating system is still programmed into the eMMC user hardware partition.

eMMC FLASH devices have multiple 'hardware partitions' per the JEDEC specification. The 'boot0' and 'boot1' hardware partitions are smaller than the 'user' hardware partition and are intended to be used for boot firmware. Often, depending on the FLASH manufacturer specific details of the device, the boot0 and boot1 hardware partitions will also use single-bit memory cells vs multi-bit memory cells used on user and thus be more robust. The boot0 and boot1 hardware partitions are always fairly small in size compared to the 'user' hardware partition.

Putting boot firmware on the boot0 or boot1 hardware partition provides the advantage of greater separation between your boot firmware and your OS. The IMX8M based Venice product family supports IMX8MM (mini), IMX8MP (plus), and IMX8MN (nano) SoC's which each require different binary incompatible boot firmware. By not having the boot firmware on the user hardware partition it allows distributing binary-compatible OS software (not including boot firmware) via a compressed disk image.

For these reasons Gateworks Venice boards with a manufacturing date of 2023-11-06 or more recent have boot firmware that is programmed onto the eMMC boot0 hardware partition instead of the eMMC user hardware partition used prior to this date. This involves both programming the OS and boot firmware on the respective hardware partitions (user and boot0 respectively) as well as setting the partition config register such that the eMMC has boot0 active on power-up to boot from it.

While Gateworks recommends using boot0 for boot firmware is is ultimately up to the user to decide but note that where you put the boot firmware depends both on the SoC as well as the hardware partition: imx8mm user/boot0/boot1: 33K imx8mp/imx8mn user: 32K imx8mp/imx8mn boot0/boot1: 0K

Modern Gatework boot firmware will determine what hardware partition the device booted from and set some env variables (bootpart and bootblk) that are used in the U-Boot ‘update_firmware’ boot script to make the firmware update process from U-Boot handle this.

If you want to ‘change’ what hardware partition your board is booting from you need to program the boot firmware into the correct SoC-specific and partition-specific offset (above) as well as set the eMMC partition config register specifying what partition is active on power-up. This is easiest done by using the Gateworks JTAG adapter and programming method with a JTAG image as the image contains details such as what partition and offset to program the image to as well as how to configure the partition configuration. So if you run into trouble by setting the partition configuration register wrong or by putting the boot firmware in the wrong place the easiest recovery is to flash the latest Gateworks boot firmware (see https://dev.gateworks.com/venice/images/).

The implications of this change are that it could change the firmware image you provide to Gateworks if you have a Gateworks special or custom build where we flash your custom firmware onto the boards. When providing Gateworks with firmware images for custom and special builds where we program on customer firmware it is important to provide one of the following to us:

  • A compressed disk image intended for the eMMC user hardware partition that has both your boot firmware as well as your OS firmware indicating the eMMC will boot from user. In this case the test fixture will configure the eMMC to boot from user
  • A JTAG binary image containing your boot firmware, the boot partition configuration (the –partconf argument to mkimage_jtag), and OS firmware
  • A JTAG binary image containing your boot firmware and partition config as well as a compressed disk image to be installed on user

Modern versions of the Venice U-Boot bootloader will tell you what hardware partition the board is booting from via the ‘Trying to boot from eMMC boot0’ message displayed early in boot by the SPL (in this case indicating boot0 is used).

For details on determining the boot partition and changing it please see: https://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/venice/boot#eMMCbootpartition

For more information on eMMC and hardware partitions see: https://trac.gateworks.com/wiki/MMC#emmc

Please contact Gateworks support with any questions.

PCN102 - Ventana Family Single Board Computers End of Life

  • Date: 06-28-2024
  • Due to the discontinuance of some critical components, Gateworks announces the End of Life (EOL) of the Ventana Family of SBCs. This includes the following models and all customer specials based on these models. Please contact Gateworks with any further questions.

Limited availability on some of the discontinued parts, makes it critical that customers place last time orders as soon as possible and Gateworks will do everything possible to fulfill the demand. All last time orders must be placed by November 1st, 2024. As an added service to our customers and to further extend the transition, we will accept orders with shipments scheduled as late as November 1st, 2025.

Ventana SBC EOL Models: GW5100 GW5200 GW5310 GW5410 GW5520 GW5910 GW5104 GW5204 GW5314 GW5414 GW5524 GW5913 GW5220 GW5300 GW5400 GW5510 GW5530 GW5224 GW5304 GW5404 GW5514 GW5534

Suggested migration board family: Venice family of SBCs

Please contact Gateworks with any further questions.

PCN103 - GW740x Revision D

  • Date: 07-07-2024
  • The GW740x SBC, part of the Venice Family, has been revised to a revision D for multiple improvements, including a new Ethernet PHY. See the following link for specific details:
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