With the NC01 Series, Shuttle introduces its first Mini-PC with less than 600 ml in volume. These small computers are powered by Intel's highly efficient "Broadwell" ULV processors ranging from Celeron up to Core i7.
This barebone can be equipped with up to 16 GB of DDR3L memory, one M.2 (2242) SSD card and one 2.5" storage drive (HDD or SSD). It also comes with a vast array of connectivity options such as HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, USBs, LAN, WLAN-AC, COM port, Audio and an SD card reader. This makes it the ideal platform for applications such as digital signage, POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, Cloud Computing, Office PC and Multimedia.
The DisplayPort connector allows for connections with digital high-resolution displays. Depending on processor and display model resolutions of up to 4K/Ultra HD (3840x2160) can be achieved. Besides picture signal, DisplayPort cables can also lead digital sounds signals in excellent quality.
Goodbye cable spaghetti! Modern flat-screen TVs and large-format TFT screens can be connected to this Mini-PC with just a single thin cable. Often the audio output is also transferred in brilliant quality via the HDMI cable.
Multiformat card reader
At last – no more searching for missing digital camera leads. Simply insert the memory card and you can access all stored photos and videos immediately.
The fastest connection to external peripheral devices available to date
The USB 3.0 connectors of this model allow for data transfer of up to 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s). This enables external devices such as USB hard disks to be connected and run at nearly the same speed as their internal siblings. USB 3.0 is downward compatible so that also devices of previous USB generations can be hooked up.
Intel chipset inside
Play it safe with the reliable chipsets from the world's largest chip manufacturer. Intel chipsets have proven themselves over many years, have been presented with awards by the trade press and offer the best possible degree of compatibility.
The Kensington Lock forms part of the anti-theft system. As with many other Notebooks, this Mini-PC can also be safely locked, ensuring long-term enjoyment from your Shuttle product.
You can rely on SSD
This is where an energy-saving "Solid State Drive" should be used. This drive technology guarantees extremely short access times, the highest data transmission rates and considerably lower energy consumption compared to conventional hard disks. SSDs have no mechanical components at all, are therefore subject to less wear and tear and consequently benefit from a longer service life.
Just 2.5" HDDs
An extremely compact PC housing offers less space for drives, that's why this Mini-PC uses slimline 2.5-inch hard disks. The advantage of this is that there's less noise, less heat generated and reduced power consumption. However small hard disks in a small housing does not have to mean less memory. Modern 2.5" HDDs are every bit as good as their 3.5" brothers.
Fan-less external power supply
A highly effective external power supply provides the Shuttle Mini-PC with its energy. And since it works without a fan, it is completely noise-free.
Connections without all those annoying cables
Data is transferred by WLAN completely without cables. Accessing the Internet and local network resources (e.g. printers) is now child's play when within range of an access point/hotspot.
Low energy consumption
Thrift is a virtue. In terms of power consumption this Mini-PC sets an example. It is not just good for the environment but for your pocket, too.
The practical VESA mounting surface on the back of the device enables it to be attached to monitor arms or wall mounts. The VESA format is standardised, making it suitable for most mounts.
The interface for the fastest of memory media
Internal drives to be used inside this Mini-PC can transfer data at a speed of up to 6 Gbit/s. Hard drives thus run significantly faster and brand-new media technologies such as SSDs can use their full potential. Be sure to look for SATA 6 Gbit/s.
Barebone PC with a black plastic chassis
Dimensions: 141 x 141 x 29 mm (LWH) = 577 ml
Weight: 0.36 kg net, 1.26 kg gross
Hole for Kensington Lock
Includes vertical stand and 75/100mm VESA mount
- Low Power Consumption
Power consumption in idle mode: 7 W, full load: 25.5 / 39.6 (without/with graphics)
(measured with 2x 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM, 64 GB 2.5" SSD, Windows 7 64 bit)
- Operation System
This barebone system comes without operating system.
It is compatible with Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
and Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora)
Supports 32- and 64-bit.
Model: Intel i7-5500U (ULV)
System-on-a-chip architecture (SoC): no chipset required
Code name: Broadwell (5th Generation Intel Core)
Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Clock rate: 2.4 GHz, up to 3.0 GHz in Turbo mode
L1/L2/L3 Cache: 128 kB / 512 kB / 4096 kB
Memory controller: DDR3L-1600 Dual Channel (1.35V)
TDP wattage: 15 W maximum
Manufacturing process: 14 nm
Maximum Tjunction Temperature: 105°C
Integrated Intel HD graphics 5500 engine
Supports 64 Bit, VT-x, VT-d, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, Enhanced SpeedStep, NX bit, SSE 4.1/4.2
- Integrated Graphics
Intel HD graphics 5500
Two digital audio/video ports: Mini-DisplayPort 1.2  and HDMI 1.4a
Clock rate: 300~950 MHz
Execution Units (EU): 24
Supports one Ultra HD / 4K display running at 3840 x 2160 (2160p) resolution
Max. frame rate with Ultra HD resolution: 60 Hz via DisplayPort, 30 Hz via HDMI
Supports two independent screens at 2560 x 1600 resolution
Supports DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 1.3/2.0, OpenGL 4.3
Supports full AVC/VC1/MPEG2 hardware decoding
Supports HD video plus multi-channel digital audio via a single cable
Dynamic, shared memory: up to 1632 MB
- Mainboard / BIOS
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
AMI BIOS in 8 MByte EEPROM with SPI interface
Supports hardware monitoring and watch dog function (ITE 8528E)
Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
- 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: 5.5/2.5mm (outer/inner diameter)
- Memory support
2x 204-pin SO-DIMM slot
Supports DDR3L-1333/1600 (PC3-10600/12800) SDRAM at 1.35V
Supports Dual Channel mode
Supports a maximum of 8 GB per DIMM, maximum capacity: 16 GB
Supports two unbuffered DIMM modules (no ECC)
Caution: This mainboard does only support 1.35V DDR3L memory modules.
Note: DDR3L has a lower operation voltage as DDR3
- Slot for M.2 SSD
M.2 slot: (NGFF) type 2242, key M
Supports M.2 SSD card, key B+M, dimensions 22 x 42 mm, Serial ATA interface
Caution: SSDs with PCIe interface (M key only) are not supported
Audio Realtek® ALC 269Q-VC3 High-Definition Audio Codec
3.5mm / 4-pole combo audio connector for headphones and microphone 
Digital multi-channel audio output: via HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort
- Gigabit LAN
Intel i218LM PHY connected to the MAC of the processor
Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s operation (Gigabit)
Supports WAKE ON LAN (WOL)
Supports network boot by Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)
- Wireless Network (WLAN)
WLAN expansion card (M.2- 2230-AE) with two internal antennas
Chip: Realtek RTL8821AE
Supports Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac 1T1R, 2,4 GHz or 5 GHz
Max. speed: 150 Mbps (2.4 GHz) or 433 Mbps (5 GHz)
Supports Bluetooth 4.0
- 2.5" Drive Bay
Supports one Serial ATA hard disk
or one SATA SSD drive in 6.35cm/2.5" format
Device height: 7 mm (max.)
Supports Serial-ATA III, 6 Gb/s (600 MB/s) bandwidth
Note: no Serial ATA cable is required
- Card Reader
Integrated SD card reader
Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory flash cards
Genesys Logic GL823-OGY08 with USB interface
Supports booting from SD card
- Front Panel connectors
2x USB 3.0 (both support 2.0 A charging)
SD card reader (supports SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Power LED (blue, blinking in suspend mode)
HDD LED (orange)
- Back Panel connectors
Mini-DisplayPort 1.2 
2x USB 2.0
Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
Audio Combo Port for headphones and microphone (3.5 mm jack, 4-pole) 
DC-input connector for external power adapter
- Left Side connectors
Serial RS232 COM port (D-Sub, 9-pin)
- Supplied Accessories
Multi-language user guide
Driver DVD for Windows
VESA mount set (made of steel, with screws)
Stand for vertical operation mode
Bracket for a 2.5" drive with screws
Power adapter with AC power cord
- Optional Expansion Kits:
(available from Q1'16 on request)
1) Graphics: AMD R7 M370 "Litho XT"
2) I/O box: 1x Gigabit LAN, 2x USB 2.0, 1x 2.5" bay (SATA 6G)
3) I/O box: 3x RS232 COM port, 1x 2.5" bay (SATA 6G)
- TPM (Optional)
Only available upon request:
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supports TPM 1.2 or 2.0 specifications
- Environmental Spec
Operating temperature range: 0~50°C 
Relative humidity range: 10~90% (non-condensing)
- Certification and Compliance
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)
A monitor with a standard DisplayPort can ideally be connected using an adapter cable that converts Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort (e.g. DELOCK 82698).
 Audio connector
The 3.5mm 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.
 High ambient temperatures
Caution: for high ambient temperature over 40°C we strongly recommend to use SSDs (supporting at least 70°C) and rugged SODIMM memory with wide temperature range (up to 95°C).
 Note regarding supported Windows Embedded versions:
Supports Embedded versions based on Windows 7/8:
- Windows 7 Ultimate for Embedded Systems
- Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems
- Windows Embedded Standard 7
- Windows Embedded POSReady 7
- Windows Embedded 8.1
- Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
Do not support Embedded versions based on Windows XP:
- Windows XP Embedded
- Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems
- Windows Embedded Standard 2009
- Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
- Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)