Products for USB Sensing and Control

Products for USB Sensing and Control


Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
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USB Webcam

ID: 3402_0

24-bit color and a built in mic. Compatible with 1072 - SBC2 Not compatible with the 1073 - PhidgetSBC3.


Quantity Available: 222

Qty Price
5 $4.80
10 $4.60
25 $4.50
50 $4.40
100 $4.30

The USB Webcam is a true plug and play UVC device. The PhidgetSBC will automatically recognize the Web Cam when it is plugged in and will create a port for it. The software driver is included in the PhidgetSBC.

The Webcam is a simple camera with an integrated microphone and you can manually adjust the focus from 3cm to infinity. This webcam will automatically adjust white balance and exposure as needed.

Warning: This device is not compatible with the 1073 - PhidgetSBC3.

(This webcam supports both MJPEG and YUYV, but is unable to use MJPEG over USB 2.0. Since the SBC3 uses USB 2.0, it is forced to use YUYV, which still works, but only at low resolutions or low framerate.)

Warning: This device is only partly compatible with the Phidget SBC4.

Again, the SBC4 is forced to use YUYV, which still works, but is very CPU intensive at higher resolutions and framerates. Using this webcam with the SBC4 at 25 frames per second will use up about %60 of the CPU.

Product Specifications

Camera Properties
Camera Resolution Max 640x480
Video Format 24-bit True Color
Frame Rate Max 30 fps
Manual Adjustable Focus 3 cm to Infinity
Electrical Properties
I/O Communication Protocol USB 1.1
Current Consumption Max 58 mA
Physical Properties
Connector Type USB Type-A (Male)


The USB Webcam configuration is built in the SBC configuration interface under the Webcam tab and is documented in the 1072 User Guide. For more information on the USB webcam, visit the USB Webcam Primer.

You can look at the following program which shows how to manipulate a USB webcam:

Be aware that different cameras implement different set of capabilities. Some of the functions described in the program, such as "pan and tilt" for example, are not implemented in the 3402.