Gateworks Introduces the GW2388, the First Member of the Laguna Network Platform
Gateworks Corporation Introduces the Laguna Network Platform Family
Gateworks Corporation, a leading provider of OEM computer solutions, introduced today a new line of network computer boards known as the Laguna Network Platform. The first member, the GW2388, is targeted for next generation high performance multi-radio wireless access points, Mesh networks, WiMax Pico base stations, 3G routers, backhauls, repeaters, VPN appliances and network attached storage devices.
The GW2388 features the new Cavium® ECONA™ CNS3420 Dual Core ARM11 SoC processor operating at 600MHz, 128Mbytes of DDRII-400 DRAM, and 20Mbytes of Flash. Peripherals include four high-power Type III Mini-PCI sockets, two 10/100/1Gb Base-TX Ethernet ports with IEC-6100-2/4/5 ESD, EFT and lightning protection, and a Micro SD Flash socket for on-board storage expansion. The high-power Mini-PCI sockets allow the board to support any combination of 802.11abg/n radios, WiMAX radios, and other Mini-PCI peripherals. An optional Mini-PCI adapter is available for 3G CDMA/GSM modems and PCI Express Mini Card support.
Additional features include digital I/O, serial EEPROM, RS232 serial port for management and debug, programmable watchdog timer and extended temperature operation. The GW2388 also includes the Gateworks System Controller (GSC) battery-backed microcontroller which provides embedded features such as real time clock, voltage and temperature monitoring, programmable front panel pushbutton switch, tamper switch, and advanced power management with programmable board shut-down and wake-up for remote sensor applications. Additionally, as an ordering option, the GW2388 can be configured with an on-board GPS receiver, dual high speed USB 2.0 host ports and a SATA port. Power is applied through a dedicated barrel jack connector or through either Ethernet connector using a passive power over Ethernet (PoE) architecture. The mechanical dimensions and front panel connector locations are compatible with the existing Avila GW2348-4 and Cambria GW2358-4 platforms for backward compatibility. An OpenWRT board support package is included for Linux 2.6 operating systems.
Pricing for the GW2388-4 starts at US$209 in OEM quantities and can be purchased online at http://shop.gateworks.com. A development kit is also available which includes a USB JTAG Flash programmer, a passive PoE power injector, power supply, cables and software development CD. Customers can also specify customized versions of the GW2388 for volumes as low as 100 pieces. Gateworks’ flexible in-house assembly allows customers to optimize cost and performance of the board to suit their specific application. For further information, visit the company website at: http://www.gateworks.com.