Intel® NUC Kit NUC6CAYS

Specifications

Supplemental Information

CPU Specifications

Memory & Storage

I/O Specifications

Expansion Options

Package Specifications

  • TDP 10 W
  • DC Input Voltage Supported 12-19 VDC
  • Chassis Dimensions 115 x 111 x 51mm
  • Board Form Factor UCFF (4" x 4")

Ordering and Compliance

Retired and discontinued

Boxed Intel® NUC Kit, NUC6CAYS, Single Pack

Boxed Intel® NUC Kit, NUC6CAYS, Single Pack

Trade compliance information

  • ECCN 5A992C
  • CCATS G157815L2
  • US HTS 8471500150

Drivers and Software

Latest Drivers & Software

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BIOS Update [AYAPLCEL]

Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® Driver for Windows® 10 64-Bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Kits & Mini PCs

Intel® Wireless Technology-Based Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit & Windows* 11 for Intel® NUC Kits & Mini PCs

ITE Tech* Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver for Windows® 10 for Intel® NUC Kits - NUC6CAY

Realtek* High Definition Audio Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC Kits & Mini PCs - NUC6CAY

Realtek* Ethernet (LAN) Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC Kits & Mini PCs - NUC6CAY

Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (Intel® TXE) Driver for Windows® 10 for Intel® NUC6CAYS & NUC6CAYH

Intel® Graphics DCH Driver for Windows®10 for Intel® NUC Products - NUC6CAY & NUC6SY

Intel® Integrator Toolkit

HDMI Firmware Update Tool for NUC6CAYH, NUC6CAYS

Realtek* Card Reader Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC6CAYH & NUC6CAYS

eMMC Firmware Update Tool for Intel® NUC6CAYS

Intel® Serial IO Driver for NUC6CAY

Intel® Chipset Device Software for NUC6CAY

Support

Pre-Installed Operating System

Pre-Installed Operating System indicates the operating system that comes factory loaded on the device.

Launch Date

The date the product was first introduced.

Warranty Period

Warranty document for this product is available on https://supporttickets.intel.com/warrantyinfo.

Embedded Options Available

“Embedded Options Available” indicates the SKU is typically available for purchase for 7 years from the launch of the first SKU in the Product family and may be available for purchase for a longer period of time under certain circumstances. Intel does not commit or guarantee product Availability or Technical Support by way of roadmap guidance. Intel reserves the right to change roadmaps or discontinue products, software and software support services through standard EOL/PDN processes. Product certification and use condition information can be found in the Production Release Qualification (PRQ) report for this SKU. Contact your Intel representative for details.

Total Cores

Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).

Total Threads

Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.

Processor Base Frequency

Processor Base Frequency describes the rate at which the processor's transistors open and close. The processor base frequency is the operating point where TDP is defined. Frequency is typically measured in gigahertz (GHz), or billion cycles per second.

For more details regarding the dynamic power and frequency operating range, refer to

Included Memory

Pre-Installed Memory indicates presence of memory that comes factory loaded on the device.

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)

Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.

Memory Types

Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.

Max # of Memory Channels

The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.

Max Memory Bandwidth

Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).

ECC Memory Supported

ECC Memory Supported indicates processor support for Error-Correcting Code memory. ECC memory is a type of system memory that can detect and correct common kinds of internal data corruption. Note that ECC memory support requires both processor and chipset support.

Embedded Storage

Embedded Storage indicates the presence and size of onboard storage capacity that is built into the board, in addition to any drives that could be added via other interfaces.

Removable Memory Card Slot

Removable Card Slot indicates the presence of a slot for removable memory cards.

Graphics Output

Graphics Output defines the interfaces available to communicate with display devices.

USB Revision

USB (Universal Serial Bus) is an industry standard connection technology for attaching peripheral devices to a computer.

Total # of SATA Ports

SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a high speed standard for connecting storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives to a motherboard.

RAID Configuration

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a single logical unit, and distributes data across the array defined by RAID levels, indicative of the level of redundancy and performance required.

Integrated LAN

Integrated LAN indicates the presence of an integrated Intel Ethernet MAC or presence of the LAN ports built into the system board.

Bluetooth Version

Devices connect wirelessly via Bluetooth technology using radio waves instead of wires or cables to connect to a phone or computer. Communication between Bluetooth devices happens over short-range, establishing a network dynamically and automatically as Bluetooth devices enter and leave radio proximity.

M.2 Card Slot (wireless)

M.2 Card Slot (wireless) indicates presence of an M.2 slot that's keyed for wireless expansion cards

Consumer Infrared Rx Sensor

Indicates presence of an infrared receiver sensor on Intel® NUC products, or capability of previous Intel® Desktop Boards to accept infrared receiver sensor via header.

Additional Headers

Additional Headers indicates presence of additional interfaces such as NFC, auxiliary power, and others.

PCI Express Revision

PCI Express Revision is the supported version of the PCI Express standard. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (or PCIe) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. The different PCI Express versions support different data rates.

PCI Express Configurations

PCI Express (PCIe) Configurations describe the available PCIe lane configurations that can be used to link to PCIe devices.

TDP

Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.

Intel® HD Audio Technology

Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) is capable of playing back more channels at higher quality than previous integrated audio formats. In addition, Intel® HD Audio has the technology needed to support the latest and greatest audio content.

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium® processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments.

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.

Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)

Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) is a platform functionality for credential storage and key management used by Windows 8* and Windows® 10. Intel® PTT supports BitLocker* for hard drive encryption and supports all Microsoft requirements for firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) 2.0.

TPM

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component on the desktop board that is specifically designed to enhance platform security above-and-beyond the capabilities of today's software by providing a protected space for key operations and other security critical tasks. Using both hardware and software, the TPM protects encryption and signature keys at their most vulnerable stages - operations when the keys are being used unencrypted in plain-text form.

Intel® AES New Instructions

Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption.