7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2017 10:47 PM by AtulChavan

    Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution

    AtulChavan

      Hi,

      I want to purchase Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution.

      I want some clarity whether all modules will come from Intel along with board or I have to purchase it separately from 3rd party.

       

      Following are my questions:

      1. As board doesn't ship with Wifi, Is Intel provides WiFi module, if asked for?
      2. We required Storage of 100gb or 500gb. Please provide more details about what kind of storage options available on board? Is Intel provides this memory modules if asked for (like HDD or SSD)?
      3. RAM of 32gb is required. Is Intel provides it?
      4. Is Power adapter comes with the board?

       

      If anyone has any idea then please guide me on this.

        • 1. Re: Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution
          N.Scott.Pearson

          To the best of my knowledge, the answers are as follows:

           

          1. No. If you require one, you purchase your WiFi/BT solution separately.
          2. The board can support one or two attached drives. It has connector and mount point for attaching a M.2 2280 SSD (Key Type M) module directly to the board. Both NVMe and SATA M.2 SSDs may be used. Drives up to 2TB in size are available in this form factor. The board also has standard SATA and power connectors for attaching a separate internal HDD/SSD/SSHD. Power supplied at this power connector is sufficient for most 2.5" drives but likely is not enough for 3.5" drives. In the 2.5" form factor, drives up to 4TB in size are available.
          3. No. You purchase your memory separately.
          4. No. You purchase this separately. In embedded designs, there is internal connector for feeding in DC power from shared/standalone power supplies.

           

          Bottom line, when purchasing the board-level product, it is a fairly bare-bones solution.

           

          Hope this helps,

          ...S

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          • 2. Re: Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution
            AtulChavan

            Thank you Scott. This information will be helpful while using NUC board in our embedded solution.

            • 3. Re: Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution
              AtulChavan

              Hi,

              I did some study to find suitable modules for NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE.

               

              I am thinking to purchase following modules for Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE.

               

              1. Intel SSD 600P Series (256GB, M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0*4, 3D1, TLC)
              2. Intel Wireless-AC 8265(Board Form Factor M.2 2230)
              3. Crucial CT16G4SFD8213 16GB 2133MHz DDR4

               

              Can anyone tell me whether above modules are compatible with the Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE.

               

              Some more doubts:

               

              1. Above DDR4 RAM will work with the board or I have to purchase some different make? Is Intel have its own DDR4 RAM module? If anyone knows, then let me know part number?
              2. If the above modules are correct for the NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE, then Ubuntu and CentOS will work smoothly on it ?

               

              Can anyone suggest me on this.

              • 4. Re: Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution
                N.Scott.Pearson

                Regarding the memory, I have a couple of comments:

                 

                • Were you are planning to purchase two of these 16GB DIMMs? Using two DIMMs instead of one will yield better performance, since you will then using two memory controllers (in an interleaved fashion) instead of one. Thus, if the goal is a system with 16GB of memory, you will get better performance using two 8GB DIMMs instead of a single 16GB.

                 

                • If you go with 16GB DIMM(s), be aware that there are a number of different DIMM versions that share this number and some of them have proven problematic. Look specifically for DIMMs with part number CT16G4SFD8213.C16FAD1. I have a pair of these and have used them without issue while testing the SY, KY and BN NUCs (I have a DN NUC to test but haven't gotten to it as yet).

                 

                • If you go with 8GB DIMMs, a similar situation exists. Look specifically for DIMMs with part number CT8G4SFD8213.16FA2. I also have a pair of these DIMMs and have used them without issue while testing the SY, KY and BN NUCs.

                 

                Regarding your "doubts":

                 

                • Intel does not make DRAM.

                 

                • I cannot comment on Linux applicability; I do all of my testing using Windows. You need to talk to the folks on the Ubuntu/CentOS forums and see what they have done with the existing BN NUCs (the i3 BN is very similar to the i3 DN, but isn't available as a bare board product).

                 

                Hope this helps,

                ...S

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                • 5. Re: Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution
                  AtulChavan

                  Hi Scott,

                  Thank you for your immediate reply.

                  Your guidance is helpful. My goal is to make 16 gb memory, so I will install two 8gb RAM.

                   

                  Following things I finalized to purchase with the NUC board (NUC7i3DNBE):

                   

                  1. Intel SSD 600P Series (256GB, M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0*4, 3D1, TLC)
                  2. Intel Wireless-AC 8265(Board Form Factor M.2 2230)
                  3. CT8G4SFD8213.16FA2 Crucial 8GB PC4-17000 DDR4-2133MHz non-ECC Unbuffered CL15 260-Pin SoDimm 1.2V Dual Rank Memory Module
                  4. New 2 x 6dBi RP-SMA Dual Band 2.4GHz 5GHz + 2 x 35cm M.2(NGFF)Cable Antenna Mod Kit No Soldering use for NGFF Wireless Cards & M.2(NGFF) 3G/4G Cards (Reference name of this item is from Amazon)

                   

                  I think this combination should work perfectly with Intel NUC board (NUC7i3DNBE).

                  Can you please look into it.

                   

                  Best regards,

                  Atul.

                  • 6. Re: Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution
                    N.Scott.Pearson

                    Atul,

                     

                    I see no obvious issues. You verified that your antenna choice has the correct connectors for the WiFi card?

                     

                    ...S

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                    • 7. Re: Intel NUC Board NUC7i3DNBE for Embedded solution
                      AtulChavan

                      Hi Scott,

                      Thank you for your guidance.

                      Antenna part I finalized by taking into consideration customer reviews. Some customers have used this antenna with Intel Wifi Wireless-AC 8265 without any issues. Hope so it will work fine.