Products for USB Sensing and Control
1070_0 - PhidgetSBC - Discontinued

Product Features

Single board computer runing a custom Linux Distro with 64 MiB ram, 64 MiB flash, and 4 full-speed USB ports.

Replaced by the 1072 – PhidgetSBC2.

Product Description

The PhidgetSBC is a fully functional Single Board Computer with an integrated PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8. At its most basic, it can be thought of as a Phidget that you connect using a network cable instead of directly to the USB. The PhidgetSBC also provides four USB full-speed ports that allow you to use normal USB Phidgets over its network connection. This can extend the effective range of a Phidget from USB’s maximum of 15 feet, to anywhere that your network reaches.

The PhidgetSBC exposes an easy to use interface for setting up and running custom applications on-board, written in either Java or C. This allows the PhidgetSBC to operate autonomously, without the need for a graphical interface or a remote connection at all times.

For more advanced users, the PhidgetSBC is an embedded computer that runs a custom Linux Distribution, built using Buildroot. We provide full shell access via a built-in SSH server, full GCC and development tools, the GDB debugger, and all of the standard command line tools expected on a modern Linux system. This allows for on-board development in C, and full access to the system for customizing.

An integrated PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 allows you to connect devices to any of 8 analog inputs, 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs. It provides a generic, convenient way to interface your PC and PhidgetSBC with a wide variety of devices and it operates exactly the same way as an external PhidgetInterfaceKit.

Product Specifications

Characteristic Value
CPU Samsung S3C22410
  Core ARM920T
  CPU Speed 266MHz
Nand Size 64MB
Boot Time 30 - 60 Seconds
Ethernet 10/100baseT
USB 4-Port Full Speed
Power Input 6-15VDC
Power Consumption 1.2 watt base /w Ethernet
    Per additional USB device* 2.5 watt Max
Wireless USB Dongle 802.11b/g

* (including the PhidgetInterfaceKit)

Programming Environment

   Operating System: Custom Linux Distro, built using Buildroot
   Programming Languages (APIs): C/C++, Java

Comes packaged with

  • Power Supply
  • Cat-5e network cable
  • A Hardware mounting kit (4 nuts and bolts, 4 plastic spacers)
  • An 802.11b/g USB Wireless adapter
  • A USB extender cable


Latest Firmware Downloads (changelog):

When controlling the PhidgetSBC remotely, you can use any Phidgets supported operating systems and languages and you can look at the following code samples that are demonstrating the SBC's PhidgetInterfaceKit functionality.