Spinnaker 4 SDK
to Teledyne FLIR
to Machine Vision Software
The Spinnaker 4 SDK is an innovative GeniCam3 API library designed to support cameras for machine vision applications. The Spinnaker SDK supports FLIR USB3, 1GigE, 5GigE and 10GigE cameras. Supported platforms: Windows / Linux Ubuntu / MacOS.
FLIR’s latest generation SDK, Spinnaker 4 features an intuitive GUI called SpinView with example code and comprehensive documentation designed to help users build applications faster. Additionally Spinnaker 4 has made huge strides with its GigE camera performance, with rigorous testing of 40 cameras operating continuously for multiple days producing zero incomplete images, even under high system CPU usage.
With the acquisition of both FLIR and Dalsa by Teledyne and the rebranding of the FLIR Machine Camera division to Teledyne Integrated Imaging Solutions (Teledyne IIS) , it has allowed the business to leverage the strengths of both product lines and to cross-fertilise functionality and features. Spinnaker 4 is the first version of Spinnaker that adopts some of the advanced and world leading functionality from the Dalsa Sapera LT software.
Spinnaker 4 facilitates fast camera detection, efficient image processing, and various other features to expedite evaluation, testing, and deployment of machine vision products.
|Spinnaker 4 key features
|Built for Machine Vision GigE Reliability
|• Teledyne IIS’s GigE Vision framework is designed to provide exceptional performance from decades of designing and producing outstanding GigE machine vision cameras and software. The Multicore GigE Optimizer efficiently distributes network traffic, preventing overload during large data transfers and supporting scalable operations such as adding new cameras to the system.
|Trigger-To-Image-Reliability (T2IR) support
|• T2IR framework by Teledyne IIS combines software and hardware features to ensure a reliable inspection system with predictable performance when using Spinnaker 4. T2IR offers optimisations, diagnostics, and debugging tools, allowing users to monitor and manage communications exceptions, troubleshoot issues efficiently, and optimise code, ultimately reducing downtime and enhancing overall application response.
|Compatible with a wide range of cameras
|• Spinnaker 4 offers compatibility across USB3, 1GigE, 5GigE, and 10GigE interfaces, including the following camera models: Blackfly S, Firefly S, Genie Nano, Lt Series, Forge, and Oryx. Developers can create and reuse applications seamlessly, offering flexibility and long-term compatibility with evolving hardware.
|Compatible with existing projects
|• With Spinnaker 4, Teledyne offers a simple and intuitive API to make development easier. Support is offered for C++, C#, C, VB.NET, Python 2.7, Python 3.10, ActiveX, and DirectShow; allowing developers to design applications with the best coding language possible for their application.
Spinnaker 4 provides users with a range of visualization and debugging tools.
• The latest version of the AdapterConfig tool, offers an easy setup of GigE cameras across Teledyne IIS’s wide range of models, including 5GigE and 10GigE cameras.
• The DriverInstaller tool allows a user to change between a Teledyne IIS driver and a third-party driver. With this tool systems that rely on a particular software could update their system to work with Spinnaker 4 while still maintaining their existing tools in tandem.
• The SpinPixelCorrection tool corrects defective pixels to help save time debugging with a Logging tool.
• Additionally, the GigE Network Tweaking tool to optimize socket parameters for Linux systems.
|• Teledyne IIS prioritises ease-of-integration in Spinnaker 4 by providing support for various operating systems, including Ubuntu 22.04, Windows 10, MacOS, and Linux ARM.
|Start Coding in Minutes
|• Spinnaker 4 aims to streamline the integration process of vision systems, acknowledging the complexity that can lead to extended development times. With a focus on efficiency, Teledyne IIS facilitates seamless integration by providing easy plug-in capabilities for familiar Visual Studio environments, allowing developers to start development without the need to recall camera settings or nodemap names and leveraging intellisense for predicting feature names during coding.
|• The Spinnaker 4 SpinView GUI provides an intuitive interface for users to access camera controls, allowing exploration and evaluation of features through a code-free demo application. SpinView simplifies image acquisition on Teledyne IIS cameras, enabling quick proof-of-concept demos and ensuring seamless operation by adapting to available hardware.