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INTEL NUC 8 Compute Element (U-Series) | Featured Product Spotlight

August 03, 2020 by Mouser Electronics

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INTEL NUC 8 Compute Element (U-Series)

Intel’s NUC 8 Compute Element for U-Series Processors is a compact system-on-a-card ideal for creating custom, modular, and upgradeable computing solutions. 

The NUC Elements family consists of NUC Compute, Board, and Chassis Elements. Compute Elements include processing, memory, and connectivity on a single, compact PCB with a 300-pin edge connector to plug the Compute Element into a NUC Board Element, third-party carrier board, or custom carrier board. Assembly elements add a thermal solution to Board Elements for easier custom integration, and a fanless chassis and board assembly is also available to form a complete system.  The modular design cuts R&D time and allows the NUC Compute Element to be easily replaced for upgrades or repairs. 

Intel’s NUC 8 Compute Element is based on Intel 8th Gen Core, Pentium Gold, or Celeron U-series processors with Intel UHD graphics, with Intel vPro Technology on select Core i5 and Core i7-based models. These offer 4GB or 8GB of soldered down dual-channel LPDDR3 memory. Pentium Gold and Celeron models also have 64GB of eMMC storage on board. The NUC 8 Compute Elements also offers a broad range of connectivity, including Intel Wireless-AC 9560 802.11ac Wi-Fi providing up to 1.73Gbps of bandwidth, as well as Bluetooth 5, USB 3.1, a gigabit ethernet PHY, and PCIe. It’s capable of driving up to three 4k displays at 60Hz and supports Windows and Linux OSes. The card measures 95mm x 65mm x 6mm, and is qualified for 24x7 operation, and has no moving parts, enabling its use in stationary and mobile system designs.  

To learn more about the Intel NUC 8 Compute Element and the rest of the NUC Elements family, visit

  • Intel® NUC Elements: Compute, Board, and Chassis 
  • Processors: 8th Gen Intel Core™, Pentium® Gold, Celeron® 
  • Graphics: 
    • Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Intel Core processors) 
    • Intel UHD Graphics 610 (Intel Pentium and Celeron processors) 
  • Connectivity: 
    • Intel Wireless-AC 9560 soldered-down, 802.11ac 2x2 1.73 Mbps 
    • Bluetooth® 5 
  • I/O: USB 3.1, GbE PHY, PCIe, up to 3x 4K displays, and more 
  • Dimensions: 95mm x 65mm x 6mm 

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