Omega2 by Onion


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Omega2 Project Book




Fifth Generation Intel NUC (Broadwell-U) – Series NUC5i7, NUC5i5, NUC5i3

Intel NUC Board NUC5i5RYB and Intel NUC Board NUC5i3RYB; Technical Product Specifications; Intel, 2015-06, 79 pages.

NUCtI3YRK (i3, thin, no SATA bay)

Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH i3-5010U thick 2.5″ SATA bay
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK i3-5010U thin no bay
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5RYH i5-5250U thick 2.5″ SATA bay
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5RYK i5-5250U thin no bay

System Memory
For 16GB

  • Crucial CT8G3S160BM 8GB each piece
    Kingston KHX18LS11P1K2/16 8 GB x 2 piece

Via: Next Unit of Computing, Jimi Wales Wiki

Kit Board CPU TDP GPU HDMI1 Mini DisplayPort2 eDP Wireless connectivity 2.5″ SATA3 bay Charging port Infrared sensor
NUC5i7RYH NUC5i7RYB i7-5557U 28W Iris 6100 Yes Yes No IEEE 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display Yes Yes Yes
NUC5i5RYH NUC5i5RYB i5-5250U 15W HD 6000 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
NUC5i5RYK Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
NUC5i3RYH NUC5i3RYB i3-5010U HD 5500 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
NUC5i3RYK Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
NUC5i3MYHE NUC5i3MYBE No Yes (×2) Yes M.2 E-Keyed 22×30 wireless card slot Yes No No

Intel NUC D54250WYKH1

Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMM 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.35V 204-Pin Memory BLS2K8G3N169ES4Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMM 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.35V 204-Pin Memory BLS2K8G3N169ES4Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMM 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.35V 204-Pin Memory BLS2K8G3N169ES4
Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT240M500SSD3
Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMC




Getting “just the right memory” seems to be somewhat of a chore. It’s not clear that “just any” memory won’t work, but the verbiage on the pages reminds that you should buy the :known working” serial numbers. DDR3L CL9 @ 1.35V 204-pin 1600MT/s PC3-12800 seems to be the spec wordcloud cluster.

Intel NUC System Memory; Intel Corporation

Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
ADATA* EL73I1B1672ZU 2 GB 1333
ADATA AD7311C1674EV 4 GB 1333
Hynix HMT451S6MFR8A 4 GB 1333
Hynix HMT41GS6MFR8A 8 GB 1333
Kingston* KVR1333D3S9 4 GB 1333
Micron* MT8KTF51264HZ-1G6 4 GB 1600
Micron MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6 8 GB 1600
Nanya NT8GC64C8HB0NS-DI 8 GB 1600
Nanya NT4GC64C88B0NS-DI 4 GB 1600
Nanya NT2GC64CH4B0PS-DI 2 GB 1600
Nanya NT2GC64B8HC0NS-CG 2 GB 1333
Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
Crucial* CT2KIT51264BC1339 8 GB 1333
Crucial CT2CP51264BF160B 8 GB 1600
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ 4 GB 1600
G.Skill F3-1600C10D-16GSQ 8 GB 1600
Kingston HX316LS9IB4 4 GB 1600
Patriot* PSD38G1600L2S 8 GB 1600
Samsung MV-3T4G3DUS 4 GB 1600

Product Family Specifications

Intel NUC Technical Specifications

Intel® NUC model Technical product specifications Date Revision
DE3815TYBE (board)
DE3815TYKHE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-08 Revision: 6
Specification update 2014-10 Revision: 1
DN2820FYB (board)
DN2820FYKH (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-08 Revision: 4
D54250WYB (board)
D54250WYKH (kit)
D54250WYK (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-06 Revision: 6
D34010WYB (board)
D34010WYKH (kit)
D34010WYK (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-06 Revision: 6
D53427RKE (board)
DC53427HYE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 5
DCP847SKE (board)
DCCP847DYE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 6
D33217GKE (board)
DC3217IYE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 6
D33217CK (board)
DC3217BY (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 6

Product Family

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Jack Clark; How Facebook flipped the data centre hardware market; In The Register; 2014-02-20.
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Novena, Bunnie Studios


Work Areas


<quote>As for the inevitable question about if these will be sold, and for how much…once we’re done building the system (and, “done” is a moving target — really, the whole idea is this is continuously under development and improving) I’ll make it available to qualified buyers. Because it’s open-source and a bit quirky, I’m shy on the idea of just selling it to anyone who comes along wanting a laptop. I’m worried about buyers who don’t understand that “open” also means a bit of DIY hacking to get things working, and that things are continuously under development. This could either lead to a lot of returns, or spending the next four years mired in basic customer support instead of doing development; neither option appeals to me. So, I’m thinking that the order inquiry form will be a python or javascript program that has to be correctly modified and submitted via github; or maybe I’ll just sell the kit of components, as this would target buyers who know what they are getting into, and can RTFM. And probably, it will be priced in accordance with what you’d expect to pay for a bespoke digital oscilloscope meant to take a position at the lab bench for years, and not a generic craptop that you’ll replace within a year. Think “heirloom laptop”.</quote>


CPU and GPU:

  • Freescale iMX6 CPU — same footprint can support dual-lite and quad versions:
  • Quad-core Cortex A9 CPU with NEON FPU @ 1.2 GHz
  • Vivante GC2000 OpenGL ES2.0 GPU, 200Mtri/s, 1Gpix/s (*)
  • NDA-free datasheet and programming manual

Internal memory:

  • Boot from microSD firmware
  • 64-bit, DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM, upgradable to 4GB
  • SATA-II (3Gbps)
  • Internal ports & sensors: mini PCI-express slot (for blob-free wifi, bluetooth, mobile data, etc.)
  • UIM slot for mPCIe mobile data cards
  • Dual-channel 24-bit LVDS LCD connector
  • with USB2.0 side-channel for a display-side camera
  • Resistive touchscreen controller (note: captouch displays typically come with a controller)
  • 1.1W, 8-ohm internal speaker connectors
  • 2x USB2.0 internal connectors for keyboard and mouse/trackpad
  • Digital microphone
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • header for optional AW-NU137 wifi module (*)

External ports:

  • HDMI
  • SD card reader
  • headphone + mic port (compatible with most mobile phone headsets, supports sensing in-line cable buttons)
  • 2x USB 2.0 ports, supporting high-current (1.5A) device charging
  • 1Gbit ethernet


  • 100 Mbit ethernet — dual Ethernet capability allows laptop to be used as an in-line packet filter or router
  • USB OTG — enables laptop to spoof/fuzz ethernet, serial, etc. over USB via gadget interface to other USB hosts
  • Utility serial EEPROM — for storing crash logs and other bits of handy data
  • Spartan-6 LX45 FPGA
  • High speed expansion header
  • 8x FPGA-driven digital I/O
  • 8x FPGA-driven PWM headers, compatible with hobby ESC and PWM pinouts — enables direct interfacing with various RC motor/servo configurations & quad-copter controllers
  • 13x CPU-driven supplemental digital I/Os
  • 3x internal UART ports


Via: backfill

Hewlett-Packard ENVY Rove 20

HP ENVY Rove 20 Mobile All-in-One

Hewlett-Packard ENVY Rove20 Mobile All-in-One.

But will it run Linux?

Other Specifications

  • 12 lbs
  • Display
    • 20″
    • 1600×900
  • Memory
    • 16GB max DDR3 in 2x SODIMM
    • 1TB SSHD, requires (special?) 9.5mm form factor
  • Processors
    • CPU => Intel Core i3M
    • GPU => Intel HD 440 (no external display access)
  • Network
    • Wired LAN via USB dongle (10/100 only)
    • IEEE 802.11ac “up to ‘ac’ speeds”
    • Intel Wi-Di (requires a separate special receiver/adapter for the TV)
  • Sound
    • Speakers
    • Microphone
  • Peripherals
    • Webcam, 720p
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Some USB
    • SD card
    • (proprietary, special) wireless keyboard & mouse
  • Power
    • There is an inboard battery
    • Outboard power supply (not shown)
  • Sensors
    • touch screen, “ten point multi-touch”
    • Gyroscope
    • Magnetometer
    • Manual Rotation Button
    • Ambient Light
  • Pricing
    • $1,000
  • Availability
    • 2013-07 (not yet on Amazon, 2013-07-15).

CuBox by SolidRun



  • 3W
  • external 5V power supply
  • 3.2oz (91 g)
  • 1080p HDMI
  • infra-red receiver
  • gigabit ethernet port
  • eSata 3Gbps
  • 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • micro-SD, contains the filesystem
  • 1GB or 2GB memory
    • 300MB dedicated to video (so 0.7GB or 1.7GB)
  • Marvell Armada 510 SoC.
  • 800MHz dual issue ARM PJ4
  • 32bit ARMv7 architecture and instruction set
    • iwmmxt SIMD
    • VFP hardware floating point.


Really?  Seems that the (closed) installer will only download from their cloud. Really?

<quote>Download the CuBox Installer and save it to a USB thumb drive. Then insert the thumb drive into the CuBox, connect it to network and TV, then power the device on. While CuBox boots, it downloads a list of installations, and will prompt you to select one from a number of options.</quote>

<quote>For developers, adding an item to the CuBox installer is easy too! Just write a plug-in script and upload it online. Have SolidRun add that script to the latest distribution list and everyone can access your work through the CuBox Installer!</quote>

CuBox Installer; Video 7:45

The video mentions a special keyboard+mouse USB “dongle” that is necessary to support keyboard+mouse on the same USB; there being only two USB devices supported(?)


Operating Systems



Source Code

Fedora (Fedora 17)

  • graphics does not work, frame buffer support; yet Ubuntu does?
  • manual assembly & install
  • recipe updated 2013-03-04


  • 1GB => $119.99
  • 2GB => $159.99


  • Rabeeh Khoury, CTO, SolidRun