Products for USB Sensing and Control
1072_0 - PhidgetSBC2 - Discontinued

Product Features

Single board computer running Debian 6.0 with 64 MiB SDRAM, 512 MiB Flash, integrated 1018 and 6 USB 2.0 Full Speed ports.

Replaced by the 1073 – PhidgetSBC3.

Product Description

The PhidgetSBC2 is a 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 USB. The PhidgetSBC2 also provides six 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 PhidgetSBC2 exposes an easy to use interface for setting up and running custom applications on-board. This allows the PhidgetSBC2 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 Debian GNU/Linux. We provide full shell access via a built-in SSH server, access to the full Debian package repository, and all of the standard command line tools expected on a modern Linux system.

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


CPUSamsung S3C2440
CPU Speed400 MHz
NAND Memory Size512 MiB
SDRAM Size64 MiB
Boot Time30 s
Ethernet Cable10/100BASE-T
Operating SystemDebian Linux


Supply Voltage Min6 V DC
Supply Voltage Max15 V DC
Available External Current500 mA
Power Jack Hole Diameter5.5 mm
Power Jack Pin Diameter2.1 mm
Power Jack PolarityCenter Positive
Recommended Wire Size16 - 26 AWG
Operating Temperature Min0 °C
Operating Temperature Max70 °C
Power Consumption Base (w/ Ethernet)1.2 W

Analog Inputs

Number of Analog Inputs8
Analog Input Resolution10 bit
Input Impedance900 kΩ
Analog Input Voltage Min0 V DC
Analog Input Voltage Max5 V DC
5V Reference Error Max0.5 %
Analog Input Update Rate Min1 samples/s
Analog Input Update Rate Max (4 Channels)1000 samples/s
Analog Input Update Rate Max (8 Channels)500 samples/s
Analog Input Update Rate Max (WebService)62.5 samples/s

Digital Inputs

Number of Digital Inputs8
Pull-up Resistance15 kΩ
Low Voltage Max (True)900 mV DC
High Voltage Min (False)4.2 V DC
Low Voltage Trigger Length Min4 ms
High Voltage Trigger Length Min15 ms
Digital Input Voltage Max± 15 V DC
Digital Input Update Rate125 samples/s

Digital Outputs

Number of Digital Outputs8
Series Resistance300 Ω
Digital Output Current Max16 mA
Digital Output Voltage Min0 V DC
Digital Output Voltage Max5 V DC


Number of USB Ports6
Available Current per USB Port500 mA
USB SpeedFull Speed


You can protect your board by purchasing the 3817 - Acrylic Enclosure for the SBC.


Comes Packaged with

  • Power Supply
  • Cat-5e network cable
  • A Hardware mounting kit (4 nuts and bolts (M3), 4 plastic spacers)


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.

Programming Environment

Support for C, C++, Java, .NET(Mono), Python, etc. can be added from the Debian package repository, as outlined in the product manual.


warning The labeling on the underside of the board for the Power Input Terminal is reversed. The correct polarity is as shown below.