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Introducing Bravo Canyon: Simply NUC’s Rugged and Versatile Intel-Based NUC

Feb 13, 2024 — by Giorgio Mendoza 403 views

Simply NUC, Inc announced yesterday the launch of the Bravo Canyon (ASUS NUC 13 Rugged) – a robust addition to their Intel-based Rugged NUC lineup. Engineered for demanding environments, Bravo Canyon is designed for embedded computing, offering a blend of ruggedness and versatility.

According to the product announcement this rugged PC can be ordered with any of the following three Alder Lake-N Intel processors. 

  • Atom x7425E 4C, (Up to 3.4 GHz); 6 MB Cache, 24 EU, Intel UHD Graphics (up to 1.00 GHz), 12W TDP
  • Atom x7211E 2C, (Up to 3.2 GHz); 6 MB Cache, 16 EU, Intel UHD Graphics (up to 1.00 GHz), 6W TDP
  • N50 — 2C, (1.0 – 3.4 GHz); 6 MB Cache, 16 EU, Intel UHD Graphics (up to 750 MHz), 6W TDP

NUC13BRFA2 rugged PC
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Bravo Canyon offers extensive customization with memory options up to 16GB of DDR5 and storage options ranging up to 8TB of NVMe Gen3. It includes a versatile M.2 22×80 socket, supporting PCIe x2 Gen3 NVMe storage from 128GB to 8TB, or SATA SSDs ranging from 128GB to 2TB.

Equipped with dual 2.5Gb LAN ports, dual HDMI 2.1 ports, and four USB-A ports, Bravo Canyon supports a variety of modern applications. It ensures connectivity in remote areas with an embedded SIM card slot and a 30×42 M.2 socket for an optional LTE kit, complemented by Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 and Bluetooth 5.3 for advanced wireless connectivity.

NUC13BRKP2 interfaces
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Users have the option to select from two fanless chassis designs, featuring either an internal or external heatsink, to suit their specific deployment requirements. Additionally, an optional I/O expansion panel offers further customization possibilities. The Bravo Canyon also comes with a 5-year availability guarantee, providing long-term consistency and reliability for projects.

Bravo Canyon rugged PC
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Both chassis options are IP50 rated, making them suitable for dusty industrial settings. Designed for 24/7 operation, Bravo Canyon promises reliable performance in environments like warehouses and factories.

Specifications listed for the Bravo Canyon:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • Single DDR5-4800 SODIMM (up to 16GB)
  • Camera:
    • 1x MIPI CSI header
  • Display:
    • 2x HDMI 2.1 TMDS
  • Connectivity:
    • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 + Bluetooth 5.3
    • 2x Intel 2.5Gb LAN (i225-V)
    • SIM card slot
  • Expansion:
    • 1x M.2 22×80 socket supporting PCIe x2 Gen3 NVMe
  • USB:
    • 2x Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
    • 2x Front USB 2.0 Type-A
    • 2x USB 2.0 headers
  • Power:
    • 12 – 24 VDC
  • Operating Temperature:
    • 0℃ to 40℃
  • Certification:
    • RoHS Compliant, REACH Compliant
  • Mechanical:
    • 174 x 108 x 25.9mm
    • Kensington lock support
    • Built-in mounting options (Keyhole, zip tie holes, VESA mount)

Further information

The Bravo Canyon NUC13BRKP2, equipped with an N50 Intel processor, is priced starting at $479.00. This base model includes 8GB of DDR5 RAM and one year of support service. The other two rugged PC variants are available starting at $599.00, also featuring 8GB DDR5 RAM. For more detailed information, refer to the product announcement.

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