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Shuttle DS68U XPC slim Barebone

  • Barebone - Just Add Memory and Storage
  • Intel Skylake-U
  • Dual Display Support
  • VESA Mounting

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Mfr part code: DS68U

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    Shuttle DS68U XPC slim Barebone Product Description



    Additional Items Required with this product (not included):


        * Storage (Example: Hard Drive)

        * Memory

        * Operating System



    The DS68U is a fanless slim PC with a robust 1.3 litre metal chassis and

    exceptional connectivity: HDMI, VGA, Dual Intel LAN, USB 3.0/2.0, serial

    ports, audio, card reader and W-LAN 802.11ac with two antennas.

    Installation of components goes straight forward, as there is plenty of

    interior space for two memory modules, a 2.5" drive and an M.2 SSD

    card. The built-in Dual Core Intel "Skylake-U" processor with integrated

    HD graphics provides ample performance for playback 1080p

    content. Thanks to its re-designed passive cooling architecture, the

    system is virtually maintenance-free and is approved for 24/7 nonstop

    operation. It is big on performance, yet extremely energy-efficient.

    The Shuttle Slim-PC Barebone DS68U is an ideal platform for

    professional applications such as digital signage, POS, Kiosk, Thin

    Client, Cloud Computing, Office PC and Multimedia.




    HDMI interface

    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.


    Dual network connection

    In this model two gigabit network controllers ensure maximum data transmission rates via load balancing and maximum availability via the failover function.


    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.


    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.





    Fanless and Silent

    Passive cooling, no fan noise at all

    Perfect to be used in noise-sensitive environments

    Fanless, dust-free and thus virtually maintenance-free

    Low Power Consumption

    Power consumption in idle mode: 10~12 W (depends on peripherals)

    Power consumption under full load: 17 W / 25.5 W (CPU / CPU+graphics)

    (measured with 2x 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMMs and 500 GB 2.5" hard disk under Windows 10 64-bit)

    24/7 Nonstop Operation

    This device is approved for 24/7 permanent operation.


    - Free circulation of air amongst the PC must be guaranteed.

    - Ventilation holes must stay clear.

    - If a hard disk is installed, this must also be approved for permanent operation by its manufacturer


    Slim-PC (Nettop) with black chassis made of steel

    Without cooling fan, passive cooling only

    The bays for memory, 2.5" drive and M.2 card

    can be easily accessed by removing two cover plates.

    Dimensions: 200 x 165 x 39.5 mm (LWH) = 1.3 litres

    Weight: 1.43 kg net and 2.13 kg gross

    Two holes for Kensington Lock and numerous

    threaded holes (M3) at both sides of the chassis

    Operation Position

    1) Vertical: Usually operated in vertical position with the supplied feet (VGA port facing up).

    2) VESA-mounted: The device can also be mounted behind an appropriate monitor using the supplied VESA mount kit.

    Note: From a thermal point of view horizontal operation is permitted, however, there are no rubber feet on the device. The maximum operating temperature is 35°C then.

    Operation System

    This barebone system comes without operating system.

    It is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 [7] and Linux

    Supports 64-bit operating systems [2]


    Model: Intel Celeron 3855U (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 / 2

    Clock rate: 1.6 GHz

    L1/L2/L3 Cache: 128 kB / 512 kB / 2048 kB

    Memory controller: DDR3L-1600 Dual Channel (1.35V)

    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

    Integrated Graphics

    Intel HD graphics 510 (Intel HD Gen. 9)

    Two video ports support two independent screens:

    1) HDMI 1.4 supports 4096x2304 @ 24Hz

    2) D-Sub/VGA supports 1920x1200 @ 60Hz

    Supports Ultra HD / 4K resolution

    GPU clock rate: 300~900 MHz

    Execution Units (EU): 12

    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

    Mainboard / BIOS

    Shuttle Mainboard FS67

    All capacitors are high quality solid capacitors

    Supports resume after power failure [6]

    Supports Wake on LAN (WOL)

    Supports Power on by RTC Alarm

    Supports boot from M.2 SSD cards, USB devices and SD card reader

    AMI BIOS in 8 MByte EEPROM with SPI interface

    Supports hardware monitoring and watch dog function

    Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)

    Supports Firmware TPM v2.0 (fTPM) since BIOS version DS68UE00.102

    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 Input Connector

    DC Connector: 5.5/2.5mm (outer/inner diameter)

    The DC-input of the computer supports an external

    power source with either 12V±5% or 19V±5%.

    Memory support

    2x SO-DIMM slots with 204 pins

    Supports DDR3L-1600 (PC3-12800) SDRAM at 1.35V

    Supports Dual Channel mode

    Supports a maximum of 16 GB per DIMM,  maximum total size: 32 GB

    Supports two unbuffered DIMM modules (no ECC or registered)

    Caution: This mainboard does only support 1.35V DDR3L memory modules.

    DDR3L has a lower operation voltage compared to DDR3


    Audio Realtek® ALC 662 High-Definition Audio

    Two analog audio connectors (3.5mm) at the back panel:

    1) 2 channel line out (headphones)

    2) microphone input

    Digital multi-channel audio output: via HDMI port

    Dual Gigabit LAN

    Dual network with two RJ45 ports

    Used network chips:

    1) Intel i211 Ethernet Controller with MAC, PHY and PCIe interface

    2) Intel i219LM PHY connected to the MAC of the processor

    Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s operation

    Supports WAKE ON LAN (WOL)

    Supports network boot by Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)

    Supports Teaming mode [3]

    Wireless Network (WLAN)

    Built-in WLAN card (M.2-2230, AE key) with one internal antenna

    Single-Chip 1T1R WLAN Controller Realtek RTL8188EE

    Supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n, max. 150Mbps up-/downstream

    Security: WPA/WPA2(-PSK), WEP 64/128bit, IEEE 802.11x/i

    M.2 Slot for SSDs

    The M.2 2280 BM slot provides the following interfaces:

    - PCI-Express Gen. 3.0 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)

    2.5" Drive Bay with SATA connector

    Supports one Serial ATA hard disk

    or one SATA SSD drive in 6.35cm/2.5" format

    Device height: 9.5 or 12.5 mm (max.)

    Supports Serial-ATA III, 6 Gb/s (600 MB/s) bandwidth

    Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)

    Note: no Serial ATA cable is required

    Card Reader

    Integrated SD card reader

    Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory flash cards

    Supports booting from SD card

    Front Panel connectors

    2x USB 3.0

    2x USB 2.0

    2x RS232 serial ports (5V/12V, 1x switchable to RS422 / RS485) [1]

    covered with black plastic caps

    SD card reader (supports SD, SDHC, SDXC)

    Power button

    Power LED (blue)

    HDD LED (yellow)

    Back Panel connectors

    HDMI 1.4


    2x USB 2.0

    2x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)

    Microphone input

    Audio Line-out (headphones)

    DC-input connector for external power adapter

    4-pin connector "SW2" (2.54 mm pitch) for power button, Clear CMOS and 5V DC [4]

    2x Perforation for optional external Wireless LAN antennas

    Always-On Jumper

    By removing Jumper J9 (please refer to the quick user guide)

    the system will start unconditionally once power is applied. [6]

    Scope of Delivery

    Multi-language user guide

    Two metal feet with four screws M3 x 7

    VESA mount for 75/100mm standard (two metal brackets)

    Four thumbscrews M3 x 5 mm (screws together VESA mount and PC)

    Four screws M4 x 10 mm (to fix the VESA mount to the external surface)

    Rack (to mount a 2.5" storage in the bay) with two screws M3 x 4 mm

    Driver DVD for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64-bit)

    External power adapter with power cord

    Environmental Specifications

    Operating temperature range: 0~40 °C [5]

    Relative humidity, non-condensing: 10~90%


    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)

    Technical Specifications


    Type PC barebone
    Product Form Factor Slim-PC
    Colour Black

    Processor / Chipset

    CPU Intel Celeron 3855U / 1.6 GHz
    Number of Cores Dual-Core
    CPU Qty 1
    Max CPU Qty 1
    Power Efficiency Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)

    Cache Memory

    Installed Size L3 Cache - 2 MB
    Cache Per Processor 2 MB


    Installed Size 0 MB / 32 GB (max)
    Technology DDR3L SDRAM
    Form Factor SO-DIMM 204-pin
    Features Unbuffered, dual channel memory architecture

    Hard Drive

    Type No HDD

    Storage Controller

    Type 1 x SATA
    Controller Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s
    Channel Qty 1

    Card Reader

    Type Card reader
    Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card


    Monitor Type None.

    Graphics Controller

    Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 510
    Max Allocated RAM Size 1.7 GB
    Video Interfaces VGA, HDMI

    Audio Output

    Sound Output Mode Stereo
    Compliant Standards High Definition Audio


    Ethernet Ports 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
    Ethernet Controller Intel i219-LM, I211
    Wireless LAN Supported Yes
    Wireless NIC Realtek RTL8188EE
    Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
    Features Wake on LAN (WoL), PXE support, Teaming support

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Bays 1 (total) / 1 (free) x internal 2.5"
    Slots 2 (total) / 2 (free) x SO-DIMM 204-pin ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x M.2 Card - 2280 ¦ 1 (total) / 0 (free) x M.2 Card - 2230
    Interfaces 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out/headphones - mini-jack ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x HDMI ¦ 2 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 (2 in front) ¦ 2 x serial (2 in front) ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 (2 in front)


    Included Accessories VESA mounting kit, 4 screws
    Theft/Intrusion Protection Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
    Mounting Interface Yes
    Compliant Standards C-Tick, BSMI, FCC, RoHS, ETL, ErP Ready, EMI


    Device Type Power adapter
    Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
    Power Provided 65 Watt

    Operating System / Software

    OS Provided No operating system

    Environmental Standards

    ENERGY STAR Certified Yes

    Dimensions & Weight

    Width 20 cm
    Depth 16.5 cm
    Height 3.95 cm
    Weight 1.43 kg

    Environmental Parameters

    Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature 40 °C

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