Introduction to Intel NUC 8 Rugged


Intel® NUC 8 Rugged is a PC kit that’s small on size but not on toughnes or reliability. It features a fanless, ventless design to minimize particle intrusion, so it’s built to survive environments most PCs can’t—from a busy factory floor to a dusty warehouse.

And even without a fan, it can operate in temperatures from 0-40°C to thrive in severe in-the-field conditions. Housed in a small chassis that’s slim enough to fit almost anywhere, the NUC 8 Rugged is also available as a board-only option that can be easily integrated into your own digital solutions.

It’s powered by an Intel® Celeron® processor, making it the ideal PC solution to keep edge analytics, digital signage, or surveillance cameras up and running around the clock. And with a 3-year warranty, it’s performance that’s designed to last. Intel® NUC 8 Rugged, Works where you need it to.

The Intel NUC 8 Rugged is built to last and qualified for 24×7 sustained operations—a critical feature for most IoT and commercial operations.

* 80% Executives who say IoT is critical to business success
* 64B IoT devices predicted to be in operation by 2025
* 15% Increase in customers for quick service restaurants who install digital signage

• Intel® Celeron® processor
• Fanless and ventless design
• Minimal dust intrusion
• Qualified for 24×7 operation
• Multiple mounting options
• Dual HDMI*
• 2 USB 3.0 ports
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
• Internal 4-lane eDP connector
• Intel® Wireless-AC
• Bluetooth*
• Intel® Gigabit LAN
• 3-year limited warranty

• Digital signage
• Hospitals
• Medical clinics for mobile pedestal computing
• IoT
• Operator consoles in manufacturing environments
• Quick service restaurants
• Edge analytics

Additional Technical Specifications

• Intel® Celeron® Processor N3350 (1.1GHz to 2.4GHz Burst, Dual Core, 2 MB cache, 6W TDP)

• Intel® HD Graphics 500
• Dual HDMI (1x HDMI 2.0a, 1x HDMI 1.4)

Storage Capabilities
• 64 GB eMMC soldered-down
• M.2 2280 key M slot for PCIe x4 NVMe

System Memory
• 4 GB RAM, dual-channel (soldered-down)

Peripheral Connectivity
• Intel® i211-AT 10/100/1000 Mbps
• Two USB 3.0 ports (one front panel port and
• Two USB 2.0 ports (back panel)
• 1x internal USB 3.0 header
• 2x internal USB 2.0 headers

EDID emulation
• Internal 4-lane eDP connector
• Intel® Wireless-AC 3268 M.2 card pre-installed with internal antennas (kit SKUs only)

System Bios
• 64 Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play
• Advanced configuration and power interface V5.0b, SMBIOS2.5
• Intel® Visual BIOS
• Intel® Express BIOS update support

Hardware Management Features
• Voltage and temperature sensing
• ACPI-compliant power management control

Expansion Capabilities
• 1x internal USB 3.0 header
• 2x internal USB 2.0 headers
• 1x RS232 serial port header
• Dual HDMI with built-in CEC
• External 3rd party antennae capability through back panel cut-outs (cables provided)

• Up to 7.1 multichannel digital audio via HDMI
• Analog audio stereo output jack

Front Panel Header
• Vcc5/1A, 5Vsby/2A, 3.3Vsby/1A

Mechanical Chassis
• 6.06\” x 4.25\” x 1.25\”
• 154 mm x 108 mm x 32 mm
• Kensington Lock ready
• 4 mounting options including VESA
• Antennae punch out panels
• DC cable strain relief attachment

Mechanical Board Size
• 5.74\” x 4.01\”
• 146 mm x 102 mm

Baseboard Capabilities
• 19VDC 65W power supply adapter with geo-specific AC cords
• 12 – 24VDC rear jack, internal 2×2 connector
• 5 year 24×7 sustained operation qualified
• Delayed AC start
• DC transient voltage suppression

Environment Operating Temperature
• 0° C to +40 C

Storage Temperature
• -20° C to +40° C

Safety Regulations and Standards
• IEC/EN/UL 60950-1
• IEC/EN/UL 62368-1

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