Drivers Only

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.

Components

The following table lists the major components in the SDK.

Component

Full SDK

Drivers Only

CiView

Yes

Yes

Real time video display and capture application

SysReg

Yes

Yes

System configuration utility: associates cameras with installed boards

BFCom

Yes

Yes

HyperTerminal like application for camera communication through the Camera Link board's serial port

CamEd

Yes

Yes

Camera configuration file editor

PCIWalk

Yes

Yes

PCI configuration utility

VerCheck

Yes

Yes

Displays DLL and driver version information

DLLs

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Link Libraries: these contain all of the functionality of the SDK

Camera Configuration Files

Yes

Yes

Used to configure the board for your cameras

Kernel Driver

Yes

Yes

Provides access to the BitFlow hardware

Documents

Yes

Yes

Text files with the detailed information about the release

BayView

Yes

 

Bayer filter type camera conversion and display application.

Circ

Yes

 

Circular buffer processing application example based on the BufIn API

BiFlow

Yes

 

Sequence capture application example based on the BufIn API

BiProcess

Yes

 

Simple continuous processing application example based on the BufIn AP

CamVert

Yes

 

Low Level camera configuration editor

Source Code

Yes

 

Complete C and C++ source for all examples and user level DLLs

Header files

Yes

 

Definitions required for the API

Libraries

Yes

 

Link libraries for the Microsoft compilers

 

 

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.