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Is it possible to use SMB bus in the NUC8i3BEK model?

АНасо
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Alberto_R_Intel
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АНасо, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

 

I looked in the TPS (Technical Product Specification) of the Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i3BEK and the only thing in reference to the SMB bus describes that the hardware monitoring and fan control subsystem is based on an ITE Tech. IT8987 E-VG embedded controller, which supports among other things the SMBus interface, page 19:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC8i3BE_NUC8i5BE_NUC8i7...

 

So, in order for us to further assist you, could you please provide a description of what do you mean with "use" the SMB bus with the Intel® NUC?

Is there a project that you are currently working on?

 

Regards,

Alberto R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician   

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

 

n_scott_pearson
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The SMBus capability is present in the chipset (PCH component), but is not exposed anyplace on the board for general-purpose access (it may be exposed in the M.2 Type B/M connector). Specifically, there is no support for a Custom Solutions Header like you will find on some other NUC models.

 

Sorry,

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