Point Grey has a great website and support organization. The documentation below is just a snapshot so always check their website for new updates.
The PGR products we have used all are microcontroller based, and firmware upgrades can be downloaded and installed over 1394. The firmware are *.zim files and are downloaded with the UpdatorGUI.exe utility.
All PGR downloads are password protected with a unique password assigned per product. (See Towles for our passwords).
PGR FlyCapture Software
PGR IEEE-1394 Cameras
(Provides a comparison of features and register definitions between all PGR cameras)
Technical Application Notes
Configuring and testing
the RS-232 serial port -
FlyCapture SDK Color Processing Algorithm Performance –
to an External Signal using TriggerMode_0 –
(Scorpion) Burned Pixel Specification –
Rate Control of DragonFly Cameras –
Setting a GPIO Pin to Strobe – April 15, 2005
Calibration Data Extraction and Usage Notes – S. Larsen
Dragonfly Little Known Facts (compiled by Towles)
Getting Started Manual,
Note: To use PRG 1394b devices you must downgrade 1394b OHCI SP2 drivers to SP2. Run fixSP2g.exe to do so.
Technical Reference Manual, Revised 20 Feb 04
I opened the sync unit box to find:
· PCB labeled p/n 15-6000-0020 Sync Unit V2.0.
· 1394 Chipset: TI TSB12LV32 and TSB41LV02A (two sets for each end)
· Xilinx Spartan XC2S50 fpga
· Atmel AT91FR4081 32-bit ARM microcontroller with 8Mbit flash memory.
· an unpopulated 54-ping DIP outline (extra memory???)
UNC Site Details
eBooks and 3DTI Cabling Configuration – Spring 2004