Drivers Only Installation
The BitFlow Software Development Kit (SDK) is offered in two versions: the full SDK version and the drivers only version. 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 it can be downloaded from the Customer Support Files area. 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 from BitFlow or your distributor, please see the Sales portion of this site for more information. After purchasing the SDK you will receive a serial number that will tell the installer to put the full SDK onto your system.
The following table lists the major components in the SDK.
New SDK Version 6.30!
BitFlow SDK 6.30 has been released. It can be downloaded from the link below.
Get the SDK
Click here to go to our Customer Support Files page and get access to our downloads.