The NC02U series is the new product family of Shuttle's smallest ever Mini PCs. Power-saving Intel ULV (ultra-low-voltage) processors of the current Skylake generation bring higher clock frequencies and enhanced graphics performance.
Further improvements include support of up to 32 GB of DDR3L SO-DIMM memory, one 2.5" drive up to 15 mm in height as well as M.2-2280 NVMe SSD cards can be installed. The DisplayPort connector has grown from mini to full-size and delivers video resolutions of up to 4K with 60 frames per second. Peripherals are connected using the USB 3.0 port which is, for the first time, supplied as type C. Professional users will appreciate Intel Gigabit-LAN and one serial port which indicates what purposes the NC02U series is mainly intended for: Digital Signage, POS, control, office or even multimedia.
The DisplayPort connector allows for connections with digital high-resolution displays. 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: 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: 24.3 / 37.5 W (without/with graphics)
(measured with 2x 4 GB DDR3L SO-DIMM, 120 GB 2.5" SSD, Windows 10-1607 64 bit)
- Operation Position
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
Model: Intel Core i7-6500U (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 / 4
Clock rate: 2.5~3.1 GHz
L1/L2/L3 Cache: 128 kB / 512 kB / 4096 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 520 (Intel HD Gen. 9)
Two digital audio/video ports support two independent screens:
1) DisplayPort 1.2  supports 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
2) HDMI 1.4b supports 3840 x 2160 @ 24Hz
Supports Ultra HD / 4K resolution
GPU clock rate: 300~1050 MHz
Execution Units (EU): 24
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 Realtek® ALC 662 High-Definition Audio Codec
3.5 mm / 4-pole combo audio connector for headphones and microphone 
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 LED (blue, blinking when in suspend mode)
HDD LED (orange)
- Back Panel connectors
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
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. 
- 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 
Relative humidity range: 10~90% (non-condensing)
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)
 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.
 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.
 Caution: for high ambient temperatures over 35 °C we strongly recommend to use SSDs (supporting at least 70 °C) instead of hard disks.
 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.