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BitFlow Software

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Frame Grabber Software

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Software Development Kit – Linux Version

The BitFlow Software Development Kit (SDK) can be installed in two ways on your computer, the full SDK and drivers only. The full SDK is needed if you are developing your own application, or if you want to use some of our own advanced applications. The drivers only version is needed if you are using a third party application, such as A&B Software’s ImageWarp or MVTec’s HALCON. The full SDK installs everything you need to compile, link and debug your own application that works with our frame grabbers. It also installs some of our high level applications, which can be used on their own right to capture and analyze images. Source code for all of the application plus our libraries is included. The drivers only version installs just the binary components, the camera configuration files, the kernel driver and some utilities.

There is no charge for the drivers only version of the SDK and can be downloaded from the BitFlow website. During installation, enter 0 for the serial number, and all of the necessary binary components will be installed (this is a useful feature for OEMs deploying their own systems). The full SDK must be purchased.  After purchasing the SDK you will receive a serial number that will tell the installer to put the full SDK onto your system.

SDK Components

ComponentFull SDKDrivers OnlyDescription
CiViewYesYesReal time video display and capture application
SysRegYesYesSystem configuration utility: associates cameras with installed boards
BFComYesYesHyperTerminal like application for camera communication through the Camera Link board's serial port
CamEdYesYesCamera configuration file editor
PCIWalkYesYesPCI configuration utility
VerCheckYesYesDisplays DLL and driver version information
DLLsYesYesDynamic Link Libraries: these contain all of the functionality of the SDK
Camera Configuration FilesYesYesUsed to configure the board for your cameras
Kernel DriverYesYesProvides access to the BitFlow hardware
DocumentsYesYesText files with the detailed information about the release
BayViewYes Bayer filter type camera conversion and display application.
CircYes Circular buffer processing application example based on the BufIn API
BiFlowYes Sequence capture application example based on the BufIn API
BiProcessYes Simple continuous processing application example based on the BufIn AP
CamVertYes Low Level camera configuration editor
Source CodeYes Complete C and C++ source for all examples and user level DLLs
Header filesYes Definitions required for the API
LibrariesYes Link libraries for the Microsoft compliers

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