Supported Hardware

We welcome community contributions to help build Project ACRN support for a broad collection of architectures and platforms.

Minimum System Requirements for Installing ACRN

Hardware Minimum Requirements Recommended
Processor Compatible x86 64-bit processor 2 core with “Intel Hyper Threading Technology” enabled in the BIOS or more core
System memory 4GB RAM 8GB or more (< 32G)
Storage capabilities 20GB 120GB or more

Minimum Requirements for Processor

1 GB Large pages

Known Limitations

Platforms with multiple PCI segments

Verified Platforms According to ACRN Usage

These Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake platforms have been verified by the development team for Software-Defined Cockpit (SDC), Industrial Usage (IU), and Logical Partition scenarios.

For general instructions setting up ACRN on supported hardware platforms, visit the Getting Started Guide for ACRN Industry Scenario page.

Platform (Intel x86) Product/Kit Name Usage Scenerio - BKC Examples
SDC with 2 VMs SDC with 4 VMs IU without Safety VM IU with Safety VM Logical Partition
Apollo Lake
(Formal name: Arches Canyon
(Board: NUC6CAYB)
V V V V  
Apollo Lake
UP2 - N3350
UP2 - N4200
UP2 - x5-E3940
(see UP2 Shop)
V        
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Baby Canyon)
(Board: NUC7i5BNB)
V        
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Baby Canyon)
(Board: NUC7i7BNB
V        
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Dawson Canyon)
(Board: NUC7i5DNB)
V        
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Dawson Canyon)
(Board: NUC7i7DNB)
V V V V V

V: Verified by engineering team; remaining scenarios are not in verification scope

Verified Hardware Specifications Detail

Platform (Intel x86) Product/Kit Name Hardware Class Description
Apollo Lake
(Formal name: Arches Canyon)
NUC6CAYH
(Board: NUC6CAYB)
Processor
  • Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J3455 @ 1.50GHz (4C4T)
Graphics
  • Intel HD Graphics 500
  • VGA (HDB15); HDMI 2.0
System memory
  • Two DDR3L SO-DIMM sockets (up to 8 GB, 1866 MHz), 1.35V
Storage capabilities
  • SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side
  • One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5” HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)
Serial Port
  • No
Apollo Lake
UP2 - N3350
UP2 - N4200
UP2 - x5-E3940
Processor
  • Intel® Celeron™ N3350 (2C2T, up to 2.4 GHz)
  • Intel® Pentium™ N4200 (4C4T, up to 2.5 GHz)
  • Intel® Atom ™ x5-E3940 (4C4T) (up to 1.8Ghz)/x7-E3950 (4C4T, up to 2.0GHz)
Graphics
  • 2GB ( single channel) LPDDR4
  • 4GB/8GB ( dual channel) LPDDR4
System memory
  • Intel® Gen 9 HD, supporting 4K Codec Decode and Encode for HEVC4, H.264, VP8
Storage capabilities
  • 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB eMMC
Serial Port
  • Yes
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Baby Canyon)
NUC7i5BNH
(Board: NUC7i5BNB)
Processor
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7260U CPU @ 2.20GHz (2C4T)
Graphics
  • Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
  • One HDMI* 2.0 port with 4K at 60 Hz
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 port with support for USB* 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort* 1.2 and 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt
System memory
  • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133 MHz), 1.2V
Storage capabilities
  • Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side
  • One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 M.2 SSD
  • One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5” HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)
Serial Port
  • Yes
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Baby Canyon)
NUC7i7BNH
(Board: NUC7i7BNB)
Processor
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7567U CPU @ 3.50GHz (2C4T)
Graphics
  • Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650
  • One HDMI* 2.0 port with 4K at 60 Hz
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 port with support for USB* 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort* 1.2 and 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt
System memory
  • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133 MHz), 1.2V
Storage capabilities
  • Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side
  • One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 M.2 SSD
  • One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5” HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)
Serial Port
  • No
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Dawson Canyon)
NUC7i5DNH
(Board: NUC7i5DNB)
Processor
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300U CPU @ 2.64GHz (2C4T)
Graphics
  • Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • Two HDMI* 2.0a ports supporting 4K at 60 Hz
System memory
  • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133 MHz), 1.2V
Storage capabilities
  • One M.2 connector supporting 22x80 M.2 SSD
  • One M.2 connector supporting 22x30 M.2 card (NUC7i5DNBE only)
  • One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5” HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness) (NUC7i5DNHE only)
Serial Port
  • No
Kaby Lake
(Codename: Dawson Canyon)
NUC7i7DNH
(Board: NUC7i7DNB)
Processor
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz (4C8T)
Graphics
  • UHD Graphics 620
  • Two HDMI* 2.0a ports supporting 4K at 60 Hz
System memory
  • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2400 MHz), 1.2V
Storage capabilities
  • One M.2 connector supporting 22x80 M.2 SSD
  • One M.2 connector supporting 22x30 M.2 card (NUC7i7DNBE Only)
  • One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5” HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness) (NUC7i7DNHE only)
Serial Port
  • Yes