Shuttle NC02U

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Shuttle NC02U

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1.- Introducción y Características Técnicas

Hace poco tuvimos el placer de analizar el NC01U, el primer modelo de Shuttle con el formato Intel NUC. Hoy nos llega el NC02U, un modelo ligeramente más grande, sé que suena extraño, pero que sinceramente mejora a su predecesor en bastantes aspectos. A nivel de hardware, incorpora el nuevo procesador Intel Celeron 3855U y una salida 4K por Mini DisplayPort, pero hay más, así que no os podéis perder este review.

Shuttle NC02U

A continuación, describimos todas las características del equipo:

  • Chassis
    • Barebone PC with a black plastic chassis
    • Dimensions: 142 x 142 x 42 mm (LWH) = 835 ml
    • Weight: 0.4 kg net, 1.2 kg gross
    • Hole for Kensington Lock
    • Includes vertical stand and 75 / 100 mm VESA mount
  • Low Power Consumption
    • Power consumption in idle mode: 6.7~7.8 W, full load: 11.3 / 21.7 W (without/with graphics)
    • (measured with 2x 4 GB DDR3L SO-DIMM, 120 GB 2.5" SSD, Windows 10-1607 64 bit)
  • Operation Position
    • 1) Horizontal
    • 2) Vertical with stand
    • 3) VESA-mounted behind an appropriate monitor
  • Operation System
    • This barebone system comes without operating system.
    • It is compatible with:
    • - Windows 7, 64-bit
    • - Windows 8.1, 64-bit
    • - Windows 10, 64-bit
    • - Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora), 64-bit
  • Processor
    • Model: Intel Celeron 3855U (ULV)
    • System-on-a-chip architecture (SoC): no chipset required
    • BGA1356 package - directly soldered onto the mainboard
    • Code name: Skylake-U (6th Generation Intel Core)
    • Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
    • Clock rate: 1.6 GHz
    • L1/L2/L3 Cache: 128 kB / 512 kB / 2048 kB
    • Memory controller: DDR3L-1600 Dual Channel (1.35 V)
    • TDP wattage: 15 W maximum
    • Manufacturing process: 14 nm
    • Maximum Tjunction Temperature: 100 °C
    • Supports 64-bit, VT-x (EPT), VT-d, Enhanced SpeedStep, NX bit, AES-NI, SSE 4.1/4.2
    • Integrated graphics engine
  • Cooling Fan
    • Built-in CPU cooling fan with 4 pin connector
    • Supports temperature-controlled RPM fan speed
  • Integrated Graphics
    • Intel HD graphics 510 (Intel HD Gen. 9)
    • Two digital audio/video ports support two independent screens:
    • 1) DisplayPort 1.2 [1] supports 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
    • 2) HDMI 1.4b supports 3840 x 2160 @ 24Hz
    • Supports Ultra HD / 4K resolution
    • GPU clock rate: 300~900 MHz
    • Execution Units (EU): 12
    • Supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4
    • Supports full H264, H265 8/10-bit, VP8/9, VC-1, AVC hardware decoding
    • Supports Quick Sync Video and Clear Video HD technology
    • Supports HD video plus multi-channel digital audio via a single cable
    • Dynamic, shared memory: up to 1.7 GB
    • Note: dual channel memory (two identical modules) is required for 4K Ultra-HD resolution (2160p) support.
  • Mainboard / BIOS
    • AMI BIOS in 8 MByte EEPROM with SPI interface
    • Supports resume after power failure
    • Supports Wake on LAN (WOL)
    • Supports Power on by RTC Alarm
    • Supports booting from USB devices and SD card reader
    • Supports hardware monitoring and watch dog function
    • Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
    • Supports Firmware TPM v2.0 (fTPM) since BIOS version NC02U000.103
  • Power Adapter
    • External 65 W power adapter (fanless)
    • Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, max. 1.6 A
    • Output: 19 V DC, max. 3.42 A, max. 65 W
    • DC Connector: 5.5 / 2.5 mm (outer/inner diameter)
  • Memory support
    • 2x 204-pin SO-DIMM slot
    • Supports DDR3L-1600 (PC3-12800) SDRAM at 1.35 V
    • Supports Dual Channel mode
    • Supports a maximum of 16 GB per DIMM, maximum capacity: 32 GB
    • Supports two unbuffered DIMM modules (no ECC)
    • Note: This mainboard does only support 1.35V DDR3L memory modules. DDR3L has a lower operation voltage as DDR3.
  • 2.5" Drive Bay
    • Supports one Serial ATA hard disk
    • or one SATA SSD drive in 6.35 cm / 2.5" format
    • Device height: 15 mm (max.)
    • Supports Serial-ATA III, 6 Gb/s (600 MB/s) bandwidth
  • Card Reader
    • Integrated SD card reader
    • Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory flash cards
    • Supports booting from SD card
  • M.2 Slot for SSDs
    • The M.2 2280 BM slot provides the following interfaces:
    • - PCI-Express Gen. 2.0 X4 with up to 32 Gbps Data Transfer Speed
    • - SATA v3.0 (max. 6 Gbps)
    • It supports M.2 cards with a width of 22 mm
    • and a length of 42, 60 or 80 mm (type 2242, 2260, 2280).
    • Supports M.2 SATA SSDs (with B+M key) and M.2 PCIe SSDs (with M key)
  • Audio
    • Audio Realtek® ALC 662 High-Definition Audio Codec
    • 3.5 mm / 4-pole combo audio connector for headphones and microphone [2]
    • Digital multi-channel audio output: via HDMI and DisplayPort
  • Gigabit LAN
    • Ethernet Controller Intel i211
    • Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s operation (Gigabit)
    • Supports WAKE ON LAN (WOL)
    • Supports network boot by Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)
    • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • Interface: PCIe v2.1
  • Wireless LAN
    • Built-in M.2-2230-A/E WLAN card and internal antenna
    • Single-Chip 1T1R WLAN Controller Realtek RTL8188EE
    • Supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n, max. 150 Mbps up-/downstream
    • Security: WPA/WPA2(-PSK), WEP 64/128 bit, IEEE 802.11x/i
  • Front Panel connectors
    • USB 3.0 type A
    • USB 3.0 type C
    • SD card reader (supports SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    • Power button
    • Power LED (blue, blinking when in suspend mode)
    • HDD LED (orange)
  • Back Panel connectors
    • DisplayPort 1.2 [1]
    • HDMI 1.4b
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
    • Audio Combo Port for headphones and microphone (3.5 mm jack, 4-pole) [2]
    • DC-input connector for external power adapter
    • 2x perforation for optional external WLAN antennas
  • Left Side connectors
    • Serial RS232 COM port (D-Sub, 9-pin)
    • This port is switchable to RS422 and RS485 in the BIOS setup
    • Note: The serial connector (COM port) cannot be used if NC02U is operated in vertical position.
  • Always-On Jumper
    • By removing Jumper JP1 (please refer to the Quick Installation Guide)
    • the system will start unconditionally once power is applied. [4]
  • Clear CMOS Jumper
    • Short Jumper JP2 for about 10 seconds in order to reset all BIOS configuration setting to factory default.
  • Supplied Accessories
    • Multi-language Quick Installation Guide
    • Driver DVD for Windows
    • VESA mount set (two parts, made of steel, with 6 screws)
    • 2x aluminium stand with screws for vertical operation
    • Bracket for a 2.5" drive with 8 screws
    • Power adapter with AC power cord
  • Environmental Spec
    • Operating temperature range: 0~40 °C [3]
    • Relative humidity range: 10~90% (non-condensing)
  • Conformity/Certifications
    • EMI: FCC, CE, BSMI, C-Tick
    • Safety: ETL, CB, BSMI
    • Other: RoHS, Energy Star, ErP
    • This device is classed as a technical information equipment (ITE) in class B and is intended for use in living room and office. The CE-mark approves the conformity by the EU directives:
    • (1) 2004/108/EC relating to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC),
    • (2) 2006/95/EC relating to Electrical Equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (LVD),
    • (3) 2009/125/EC relating to ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (ErP),
    • (4) 1999/5/EC related to Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)

[1] How to convert DisplayPort into HDMI/DVI

The DisplayPort outputs can be converted to HDMI or DVI by an additional, passive adapter cable. For example:

DELOCK 82590: 1 m, DisplayPort (male, 20p) to HDMI-A (male, 19p)

DELOCK 82435: 5 m, DisplayPort (male, 20p) to DVI-D (male, 24p)

The integrated graphics automatically detects the connected display and puts out the appropriate electric signal - either DisplayPort (without an adapter) or HDMI/DVI (with an adapter).

However, a monitor with a DisplayPort connector cannot be connected to the HDMI port with a simple, passive adapter. In this case an active adapter like Delock 62496 is required.

Connecting a UHD/4K display via the present HDMI port means the refreshing rate is limited to 24 Hz. 60 Hz can only be achieved by using the DisplayPort port. Should your display have a HDMI 2.0 connector, a refreshing rate of 60 Hz can be achieved by using an active adapter such as the Club 3D CAC-1070 for example.

[2] Audio connector

The 3.5 mm audio jack at the back panel of this device supports both a 4-pole connector for headphones and microphone and headphones with only a 3-pole connector. Headsets with separate connectors for headphones and microphone, though, require an appropriate adapter, if also the microphone should be used.

[3] Caution: for high ambient temperatures over 35 °C we strongly recommend to use SSDs (supporting at least 70 °C) instead of hard disks.

[4] Power on after power fail:

The BIOS setup provides a "Power-On after Power Fail" function that can be found under "Power Management Configuration". This function determines the PC's behaviour after power failure. As a matter of the nature of this function, it may fail after short power failures. This is why this PC also comes with a hardware-based solution. By removing Jumper JP1 (please refer to the Quick Installation Guide) the system will start unconditionally once power is applied.