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Blackfly S Installation

Preparing for Installation

What system configuration is recommended?

CPU RAM Ports Software to run and
compile example code
Recommended System Configuration Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit) Intel i5 4 GB Intel USB3 host controller Microsoft Visual Studio 2010,
Visual Studio 2013, or
Visual Studio 2015

Do you have all the parts you need?

To install your camera you will need the following components:

  • For GigE cameras—Ethernet cable (see Interface Cables) and Powered Ethernet switch or Ethernet power injector (if using PoE)
  • For board-level models—TF38 to FPC or RJ45 PoE panel mount adapter
  • For board-level models—Heatsink (recommended)
  • For board-level models—FPC cable
  • 6-pin GPIO cable (see General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO))
  • For board-level models—Lens mount and lens (see Lens Mounting )
  • Interface card (see Interface Card)

FLIR sells a number of the additional parts required for installation. To purchase, visit the Accessories page.

Do you have a downloads account?

The downloads page has many resources to help you operate your camera effectively, including:

  • Spinnaker® SDK software, including drivers (required for installation)
  • Firmware updates and release notes
  • Dimensional drawings and CAD models
  • Documentation

To access the software and firmware downloads you must have a downloads account.

  1. Go to our website:
  2. In the upper right corner, click Register.
  3. Complete the form, then click Register.

After you submit your registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.


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