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FLIR Bumblebee Stereo Vision Camera Systems

Triclops™Stereo SDK

The Triclops Stereo SDK included with the Bumblebee2 and Bumblebee XB3 supplies an assembly-optimized fast-correlation stereo core that performs Sum of Absolute Differences (SAD) stereo correlation. This method is known for its speed, simplicity and robustness, and generates dense disparity images. The Triclops SDK provides exible access to all image stages in the stereo processing pipeline, making it ideal for custom stereo processing approaches.

FlyCapture® SDK

The FlyCapture software development kit (SDK) for image acquisition and camera control is included with the Bumblebee2 and Bumblebee XB3. It is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® and includes a camera device driver, full software library with Application Programming Interface (API), demo programs and C/C++ example source code. The FlyCapture SDK also includes the PGRPRO™ driver, which provides enhanced debugging and diagnostics and allows 1394b devices to run at 800Mb/s.

Development Kit:

The Development Accessory Kit includes commonly used IEEE 1394 cables, connectors and adaptor cards, to make use of the camera systems as easy as possible.

  • 4.5 meter 1394a (BB2) or 1394b (BB XB3) cable with ferrites
  • Hirose HR10 male GPIO connector prewired
  • 1394a 400Mb/s (BB2) or 1394b 800Mb/s (BB XB3) OHCI PCI Host Adapter 3-port card
  • Triclops SDK, FlyCapture SDK, device drivers

ROS driver available
Fully supported by your AStuff team


  • 1/3” Sony® CCDs, BW or Color
  • Pre-calibrated against distortion and misalignment
  • GPIO pins for trigger and strobe
  • IEEE-1394 FireWire interface
  • Software for plug and play use


Specification BB2-03S2 BB2-08S2 BBX3
Image Sensor Type Sony® 1/3″ progressive scan CCD
ICX424 (648×488 max pixels) ICX204 (1032×776 max pixels) ICX445 (1280×960 max pixels)
7.4μm square pixels 4.65μm square pixels 3.75μm square pixels
Baseline 12 cm 12 cm and 24 cm
Focal Lengths 2.5mm with 97° HFOV (BB2 only) or 3.8mm with 66° HFOV or 6mm with 43° HFOV
Aperture f/2.0 (2.5mm and 3.8mm focal length), f/2.5 (6.0mm focal length)
A/D Converter 12-bit analog-to-digital converter
White Balance Automatic / Manual (Color model) Manual (Color model)
Frame Rates 48 FPS 20 FPS 16 FPS
Interfaces 6-pin IEEE-1394a for camera control and video data transmission 4 general-purpose digital input/output (GPIO) pins 2 × 9-pin IEEE-1394b for camera control and video data transmit 4 general-purpose digital input/output (GPIO) pins
Voltage Requirements 8-30V via IEEE-1394 interface or GPIO connector
Power Consumption 2.5W at 12V 4W at 12V
Gain Automatic/Manual
Shutter Automatic/Manual, 0.01ms to 66.63ms at 15 FPS
Trigger Modes DCAM v1.31 Trigger Modes 0, 1, 3, and 14 DCAM v1.31 Trigger Modes 0, 1, 3, and 14
Signal To Noise Ratio 60dB 54dB
Dimensions 157 × 36 × 47.4mm 277 × 37 × 41.8mm
Mass 342 grams 505 grams
Camera Specification IIDC 1394-based Digital Camera Specification v1.31
Lens mount 2 × M12 microlens mount 3 × M12 microlens mount
Emissions Compliance Complies with CE rules and Part 15 Class A of FCC Rules
Operating Temperature Commercial grade electronics rated from 0° to 45°C
Storage Temperature -30° to 60°C


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