Nettop PC with black chassis made of metal
Dimensions: 190 x 165 x 43 mm (LWH) = 1.35 litre
Weight: 1.3 kg net and 2.1 kg gross
Two holes for Kensington Locks and numerous
threaded holes (M3) on both sides of the chassis
- Storage bay
1x 6.35 cm / 2.5" storage bay supports one hard disk or SSD drive
Device height: 12.5 mm (max.)
- Operation System
This system comes without operating system.
It is compatible with Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 and Linux.- 64 bit.
Note: Windows 7 and 8.1 is only supported in combination with the 6th generation Intel Core processors "Skylake".
Additional note on Windows 7 see 
- Mainboard / Chipset / BIOS
Chipset: Intel® Q170 Chipset
(Intel® GL82Q170 PCH, code name "Sunrise Point")
Platform Controller Hub (PCH) as Single-Chip-Solution
AMI BIOS in 8 Mbit EEPROM with SPI interface
All capacitors are high-quality solid capacitors
Supports hardware monitoring and watch dog functionality
Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Supports power on after power failure 
- Supports Intel® vPro™ and AMT
Intel® vPro™ is a brand name for a specific set of management and security technologies. Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) is a subset of Intel vPro. This technology allows remote management of PCs, even in power-off mode or with non-functional operating systems. You can audit, repair and restore AMT-based platforms in a LAN. These functions can increase the uptime of desktops with lower maintenance costs.
Note: Intel vPro requires an Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor (e.g. Core i7-7700/T, Core i5-7600/T, Core i5-7500/T, Core i7-6700/T, Core i5-6600/T, Core i5-6500/T) and appropriate software.
- TPM Module
Equipped with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
TPM v2.0 chip: Nuvoton NPCT650AAAWX
- Power Adapter
External 90 W power adapter (fanless)
Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 19 V DC, 4.74 A, max. 90 W
DC Connector: 5.5/2.5 mm (outer/inner diameter)
- Processor support
Socket LGA 1151 (H4) supports
Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium and Celeron processors
- 6th generation, code name "Skylake"
- 7th generation, code name "Kaby Lake" 
Maximum supported processor power consumption (TDP) = 65W
14nm process technology, up to 8 MB of L3 cache
Not compatible with Intel Xeon E3 V5 processors for socket LGA1151 and processors with the older Socket LGA 1150.
Does not support the unlock-function of Intel K-Series processors.
The processor integrates PCI-Express, memory controller
and the graphics engine on the same die (performance features
depending on processor type)
Please refer to the support list for detailed processor support information at global.shuttle.com.
- Processor cooling
Heat-pipe processor cooling with two 60 mm fans on the upper side of the chassis
- Memory support
2x SO-DIMM slots with 204 pins
Supports DDR3L-1333/1600 (PC3-10600/12800) SDRAM at 1.35 V
Supports maximum total size of 32 GB (max. 16 GB per module)
Supports Dual Channel mode
Supports two unbuffered DIMM modules (no ECC)
Notice: This mainboard does only support 1.35 V DDR3L memory modules. DDR3L has a lower operation voltage compared to DDR3.
The maximum memory clock rate depends on the processor type.
- Integrated Graphics
The features of the integrated graphics function
depend on the processor type used.
Three digital video outputs: 2x DisplayPort 1.2 and 1x HDMI 1.4
- supports three independent Full HD displays simultaneously 
- supports Full HD resolution at 1920 x 1200 (1080p / 60 Hz)
- supports 4K UHD resolution at 3840 x 2160 (2160p / 60 Hz on DP, 30 Hz on HDMI) 
- supports Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDCP
- supports HD video plus multi-channel digital audio via a single cable.
Optional analog D-Sub/VGA video output 
- M.2 Slot
The M.2 2260 BM slot provides the following interfaces:
- PCI-Express v3.0 X4
- SATA v3.0 (6 Gbps)
- USB 2.0
It supports M.2 cards with a width of 22 mm
and a length of 30, 42 or 60 mm (type 2230, 2242, 2260).
Supports M.2 SATA SSDs, M.2 PCIe SSDs and other M.2 cards.
- Mini PCIe Slot
Mini-PCIe Half-Size slot
- with PCIe 2.0 and USB 2.0 interface
- supports one optional Wireless Network (WLAN) card 
Audio Realtek® ALC 662 5.1 channel High-Definition Audio
Two analog audio connectors (3.5 mm) at the front panel:
1) 2-channel line out (head-phones)
2) microphone input
Digital multi-channel audio output: by HDMI and DisplayPort
- Dual Gigabit LAN Controller
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 
- Drive connectors
1x Serial-ATA III, 6 Gb/s (600 MB/s) bandwidth
With Serial-ATA power connector (onboard)
- Card Reader
Integrated card reader
Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory flash cards
Supports boot-up from SD card
- Front Panel connectors
Audio Line-out (headphone)
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
SD card reader
Power LED (blue)
HDD LED (yellow)
- Back Panel connectors
1x HDMI connector 
2x DisplayPort connector (DP) 
Optional 1x D-Sub VGA connector with Accessory PVG01 
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
2x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
2x RS232 serial port, 9-pin D-Sub (5/12V, 1x RS422/RS485) 
DC-input connector for external power adapter
4-pin connector (2.54 mm pitch) supports
- external power on button
- Clear CMOS function
- +5V DC voltage for external components
2x Perforation for optional Wireless LAN antennas
2x hole for Kensington Locks
- Other onboard connectors
1x jumper JP2 - power-on-after-power-fail (hardware solution) 
1x analog VGA graphics output CN6 (2x 1-pin, 1 mm pitch) 
2x USB 2.0 (2x5-pin)
2x serial interface (COM) occupied for back panel connectors
1x fan connector (4 pins) occupied by the cooling system
1x connector for CMOS battery (occupied)
1x audio connector (line-out/microphone, 2x 7-pin)
- Supplied Accessories
Multi-language user guide (EN, DE, FR, ES, JP, KR, SC, TC)
VESA mount for 75 / 100 mm standard (two metal brackets)
Four thumbscrews M3 x 5 mm (screws together VESA mount and PC)
Four screws M4 x 10 mm (to affix VESA mount on the PC)
Four screws M3 x 4 mm (to mount a 2.5" storage into the bay)
Driver DVD (Windows 64-bit)
Serial ATA cable for 2.5" drive including power cable
External 90 W power adapter with power cord
Protection cap for CPU socket (do not use if heat-pipe or fan is mounted)
- Optional Accessies:
(1) WLN-S or WLN-P:
Wireless LAN kit consisting of a Mini-PCIe card,
two antennas and appropriate antenna cables.
(2) PVG01: optional D-Sub VGA video output 
- Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature range: 0~50 °C 
Relative humidity, non-condensing: 10~90 %
- Certifications / Compliance::
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)
 HDMI output supports DVI-D with optional adapter
 How to convert DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI?
The DisplayPort outputs can be converted to HDMI or DVI by an additional, passive adapter cable. For example:
DELOCK 82590: 1 m, DisplayPort (male, 20p) to HDMI-A (male, 19p)
DELOCK 82435: 5 m, DisplayPort (male, 20p) to DVI-D (male, 24p)
The integrated graphics automatically detects the connected display and puts out the appropriate electric signal - either through DisplayPort (without an adapter) or HDMI/DVI (with an adapter).
However, a monitor with a DisplayPort connector cannot be connected to the HDMI port with a simple, passive adapter.
 Three independent displays simultaneously
The Shuttle XPC slim Barebone DQ170 supports a maximum of two displays with the same input connector. For example: Two displays can be connected through HDMI input - the first one directly to the HDMI output, the second one to the DisplayPort output with an adapter. A third digital display, if required, must be connected directly to the DisplayPort output (without an adapter).
 4K Ultra-HD resolution
A 4K-display with Ultra-HD resolution (3840 x 2160) should only be connected via DisplayPort, as only this port supports a higher refresh rate of 60 Hz. Certain displays (e.g. Dell UP2414Q) however require MST mode (Multi-Stream Transport) to be enabled which sends two separate images at half resolution each to the display. These two images are then combined and put in correct order by the Intel graphics driver when in Collage mode. Please note that HBR2-mode (High Bit Rate 2) must be supported by each display to have more than one of them run at 4K resolution.
 Optional D-Sub/VGA connector
The mainboard features one analog graphics port CN6 on the mainboard. This signal can be lead to the outside as a 15-pin D-Sub VGA connector at the backpanel by using an optional adapter PVG01. However doing so means one serial port (COM) less can be used at the backpanel.
 Optional Wireless LAN module
The Shuttle XPC slim Barebone DQ170 supports an optional WLAN module, which consists of a half-size Mini-PCIe WLAN card and an external antenna with an appropriate antenna cable. Shuttle offers a suitable accessory kit "WLN-P" with two antennas.
 Notice - operating temperature
For high ambient temperatures over 40 °C we strongly recommend to use SSDs (supporting at least 70 °C) and rugged SO-DIMM memory modules with a temperature range of up to 95 °C.
 Power on after power fail
The BIOS setup provides a "Power-On-after-Power-Fail" function that can be found under "Power Management Configuration". As the name indicates, this function determines the PC's behaviour after power failure: (1) unconditional power on, (2) restore former status or (3) keep system turned off. As a matter of the nature of this function, it may fail after short power failures. This is why the DQ170 also comes with a hardware-based solution. By removing Jumper JP2 (on the mainboard behind the power button) the system will start unconditionally once power is supplied.
 Teaming Mode
The teaming function allows you to group both available network adapters together to function as a single adapter. The benefit of this approach is that it enables load balancing and failover.
Driver download: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/21642
 Serial Ports
This PC features two serial RS232 ports with 9-pin D-Sub connectors at the back panel. The left COM port (COM 1) can also be configured as RS422 and RS485 in the BIOS setup. The COM ports are protected by black plastic caps.
Pin 9 of the D-Sub COM-Port is a multi-functional signal. Based on the Jumper JP1 configuration on the mainboard, it can be configured as Ring Indicator (RI) or external power supply with a voltage level of either 5 V or 12 V. Each COM port can be configured separately. The maximum current is 500 mA per connector.
 Installation of Windows 7
Intel® 100 chipset series has removed support for the Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) which is the driver software for the USB 2.0 ports. The new chipset only supports the updated Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI for USB 3.0) which is not supported by the original Windows 7 installation disk. This means, that peripheral devices connected by USB (like keyboard, mouse and external optical drive) will not work during Windows 7 installation. To solve this, please add the required USB 3.0 drivers to the Windows 7 installation files - this procedure is explained in the Shuttle FAQ section at http://go.shuttle.eu/skylakewin7en.
 Kaby Lake processor support
The 7th generation Intel Core processors "Kaby Lake" are supported from BIOS version DQ170000.203 which is available since 2017-01-26. Download website: http://global.shuttle.com/main/productsDownload?productId=2093
Note: If a Kaby Lake processor is used, this XPC will only support Windows 10 and Linux operating systems. Windows 7 and 8.1 will no longer be supported.