Firefly Installation

Preparing for Installation

What system configuration is recommended?

CPU RAM Ports Software to run and
compile example code
Recommended System Configuration Windows or Linux (32- or 64-bit) Intel i5 or greater 4 GB USB3 host controller Microsoft Visual Studio 2010,
Visual Studio 2013, or
Visual Studio 2015
Note: Refer to Recommended USB 3.1 System Components for information on building a USB3 system.

Do you have all the parts you need?

To install your camera you need the following components:

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

Have you visited the Teledyne FLIR website?

A downloads account is required to download software and firmware.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email address and click Continue.
  3. Complete the Create an account form and click Continue.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your account.
  5. Once activated, you can login using the credentials you've created.

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

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