The Intel Mini PC NUC Kit, built with an Intel Atom processor for intelligent systems, is a pint-sized powerhouse for value-conscious businesses and organizations. This low-cost, low-power solution introduces a silent fanless thermal solution for reliability, onboard flash storage for small-footprint software solutions, internal flat panel display connectivity for built-in screens, video graphics array (VGA) header for monitor compatibility in legacy installations, serial ports header for peripherals requiring the robustness of hardware handshaking, and a watchdog timer for resilient system availability. In addition, it supports inter-integrated circuit (I2C) and pulse width modulation (PWM) signals for interfacing with sensors and other embedded devices enabling the sharing of information across Internet-connected systems. Moreover, the Intel NUC Kit will be around to support long development and production ramp cycles with Intel's three-year product life cycle.
With its ultra small form factor design and support for Linux and Windows Embedded operating systems, this Intel NUC board is designed as the essential building block to power the thin-client market. A fanless board with built-in flash storage as well as USB 3.0 and audio headset support, this Intel NUC fits right at home in schools, call centers, and other locations with a large installed base of VGA monitors. Connectivity to an HDMI display is also supported, and a VESA mount is included for VESA-mounted All-in-One PC installation. The Intel NUC provides suitable performance and connectivity for thin-client solutions.
Powered by the Intel Atom processor E3815, the Intel NUC Kit also provides an ideal combination of power consumption, performance, affordability, and software compatibility to drive light digital signage, point-of-sale, and kiosk solutions, amongst other usages. With 4 GB of embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) storage built in, many embedded applications will benefit from a lower overall system-level bill of materials (BOM) cost. You can also store additional content with an optional SATA 2.5" 9.5mm hard drive or SSD connected via SATA. Incidentally, high availability resilience can also be enabled for these and other unattended solutions via the built-in watchdog timer, providing protection against costly and embarrassing downtimes. Furthermore, this Intel NUC provides a discrete trusted platform module device on board for hardware-based data encryption—a must-have for applications where confidential information is at stake. To prevent theft of this NUC kit, Intel has equipped it with a Kensington lock hole.