A single board computer, or an SBC, is a fully functioning computer manufactured on a single circuit board. It is created with input/output, memory, and microprocessors, as well as additional features commonly required of complete and fully automated computers.
Developed for educations and demonstration systems, single board computers are often used as embedded computer controllers. Because it offers centralized functions in one individual printed circuit board, the convenience of a single board computer is unparalleled.
Single board computers, unlike common desktops, do not depend on expansion slots for expansion or peripheral operations. Certain single board systems are manufactured to connect to a backplane, allowing for an expansion of their system.
Because they reduce the overall number of required circuit boards and eliminate extraneous bus driver circuits and connecters, single board computers stand to reduce a system’s total cost. Made possible by boosting the density of integrated circuits, single board computers eliminate many issues typically associated with common desktop computers. By centralizing the entirety of a computer’s functions in one board, a much more compact, convenient overall system is achieved.