Products for USB Sensing and Control
Products for USB Sensing and Control

What Are Phidgets?

Phidgets are modular devices that simplify the task of gathering data from and providing control to the physical world. We have sensors to measure properties such as temperature, force, and movement; and controllers for motors, displays, and LEDs. They have been used by engineers, computer scientists, and industry professionals for over a decade.

Easy to Learn and Use

The philosophy behind Phidgets is that if you can write code, you can interact with the physical world. We have fully functioning software libraries for all of the mainstream programming languages, as well as a handful of specialty languages. For each of these languages, we have step-by-step guides on how to get started with Phidgets in multiple development environments and we provide intuitive API documentation filled with descriptions and examples.

Since Phidgets run on the programming languages you're already using in-house, there's no need to bring in specialists or get lost in custom development tools. This lets you focus on what your business is trying to deliver, rather than spending time and resources on specialized embedded development and electrical engineering. You can also call or email us for help from our engineers to get your hardware set up and your code running.

Modular and Versatile

The core Phidget product line is broken into small, modular units, which brings numerous advantages:

  • Lowers costs because you're not paying for unused functionality
  • Replacement parts are simple to source and install
  • Easy to add or remove parts when design requirements shift
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Because of this, scaling up your system is no problem. If it grows in complexity, you can swap out Phidgets for ones with higher channel counts, or just add more of the same device. And because of the way our software libraries are written, it can all be done with minimal changes to your code. We've had customers build systems that use hundreds of Phidgets all at once!

With Phidgets, your system will also be versatile enough to support sensors and devices from other manufacturers. These are just some of the kinds of devices that Phidgets can talk to:

Skip the guesswork and send us an email describing the system you want to build. Application engineers are available to advise on how your idea can be made real using Phidgets.

Stable Product Line and Inventory

The majority of our Phidgets have a 10-year guarantee that we'll always offer that product or another one with the same form, fit and function. Each product we sell has a lifecycle indicator on the product page that lets you know what to expect for future availability.

We have a huge inventory; the quantities you see on the website are the actual stock we have at our Canada location. We have quantity discounts available to all customers, and if you can commit to an annual volume, we can provide those same discounts with the quantity spread over the span of a year.

From Prototype to Finished Product

Normally, you would have to build a prototype of your system, and then eventually redesign for deployment using custom made parts. However, due to the reliability, flexibility, and low cost of Phidgets, you can realistically move directly from prototype to finished product with the same hardware and software solution. To facilitate this, all of our Phidgets are CE and RoHS compliant.

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