Spinnaker SDK

 

Spinnaker Software Development Kit

The Spinnaker SDK is compatible with all Blackfly S and USB3 Vision models.
Other area scan models use the FlyCapture2 SDK.

The Spinnaker SDK is FLIR's next generation GenICam3 API library built for machine vision developers. It features an intuitive GUI called SpinView, rich example code, and comprehensive documentation designed to help you build your application faster.  

Understand the differences between the Spinnaker and FlyCapture SDKs.

 

 

Build Faster

Engineered for faster development into your application
and better forward compatibility.

  • Features are loaded dynamically from the camera. Take advantage
    of future camera features without having to recompile your application.
  • New machine vision standards are following GenICam3.
    Spinnaker allows you to write more generic code that can be
    easily migrated to future standards.
  • Quickly find features using our "Feature Search" functionality.
  • Follows SFNC (standard feature naming convention).

 

 

 

Accelerated Integration


Unlock the power of GeniCam3. Quickly build your own software and have UI customizations. Minimize future development time with Spinnaker’s API forward compatibility.


GenICam3 • API forward compatibility • User Interface API

 

 

 

Dynamic Features



Simplify and improve performance by enabling
camera events, imaging sequencer and programmable
logic. Use chunk data to gather image metadata
and validate system performance.


 

 

 

 

Transmission Reliability

Superior image transfer control and bandwidth management offers greater flexibility and insight into all transmission pipeline layers. Review detailed diagnostics and take command of our advanced logging functionality.

• Image Transfer Control                         • Link Diagnostics

• Device Bandwidth Management      • Verbose Logging

 

 

 

OS Compatibility


• WINDOWS® 32/64-bit 7, 8.1, 10
• Linux Ubuntu® 32/64-bit 
• ARM® 32/64-bit

 

 

INTERFACE SUPPORT


• USB3 Vision
• GigE Vision

 

 

LANGUAGE SUPPORT


• C, C++, C#, VB.NET
• Visual Studio 2010, 2013, 2015
• DirectShow, Cognex
•Python *Coming in Q4*
[Download Spinnaker EULA PDF]

Spinnaker Software Help Icon View Spinnaker Online Help 
(Note: for the latest version of Spinnaker Help files please download the Spinnaker SDK)


Blackfly S
1.3 MP to 5.0 MP
75 FPS to 170 FPS
29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm
CMOS

Latest CMOS sensors, GenICam3 API

Blackfly
0.3 MP to 5.0 MP
7.5 FPS to 90 FPS
29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm
CCD and CMOS

Excellent Imaging Quality, Unbeatable Value

Chameleon3
1.3 MP to 5.0 MP
13 FPS to 149 FPS
44 mm x 35 mm x 19.5 mm (case enclosed)
CCD and CMOS

Flexible Integration, Multiple Form Factors

Flea3
0.3 MP to 12 MP
8 FPS to 150 FPS
29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm
CCD and CMOS

Fast, Powerful, Advanced CMOS Sensors

Grasshopper3
1.4 MP to 12.3 MP
7 FPS to 163 FPS
44 mm x 29 mm x 58 mm
CMOS and CCD

Maximum Performance, Large Format Sensors