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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:

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

Have you visited the FLIR website?

The FLIR machine vision products 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 these resources:

  1. Go to FLIR machine vision.
  2. Click on your product family.
  3. Click on Go to Support Page.
    • Overview tab - links to software, knowledge base articles, and application notes.
    • Resources tab - links to camera references, technical references, getting started manuals, imaging performance results, drawings, PCNs, firmware, and software.


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