Firewire (1394b)

FLIR has one of the largest selection of industry leading FireWire cameras. Through our expertise we’ve developed an ecosystem of products and resources including cables, host adapters, drivers, API’s, and resource articles to help users set up and get the most out of their systems.

Firewire (1394b) Also known as FireWire 800, this interface maintains the strengths of Firewire 400 while offering new ones – Higher bandwidth & bus utilization; more cable types & longer distance; better industrial connector and loop healing for redundant connections.

What’s Special About FLIR FIREWIRE Products?

FLIR’s IEEE 1394 portfolio features both CCD and CMOS sensors; seven form factors including board level; and a resolution range from VGA to 6.0 MP running at 11 to 200 FPS.

On-camera power, temperature, and status monitoring; in-field updatable firmware; and on-camera processing including color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning functionality and more.


At 29x29x30mm, the Flea®2 is even smaller than the original Flea camera and is designed to have the form factor of similar industry standard analog cameras. The 800Mb/s interface enables full frame rate RGB image transmission and even more cameras on the same bus. The IEEE-1394b cable with jack screws allows a more secure connection to the camera.


The fully redesigned, next generation Flea3 camera series builds on the success of the ultra-compact Flea2 by adding new Sony image sensors to the line-up and a choice of IEEE 1394b (FireWire) or GigE Vision digital interface. Measuring just 29 x 29 x 30 mm and weighing only 58 grams, the Flea3 has the same small, lightweight form factor as many industry-standard “ice cube” analog cameras. The Flea3 also offers a host of new features, including enhanced opto-isolated GPIO; an on-camera frame buffer; non-volatile user data storage; new trigger modes; and improved imaging performance.


The Grasshopper® IEEE-1394b (FireWire) digital camera line offers a large selection of high resolution, high sensitivity sensors and an ultra fast 800Mb/s digital interface. Attractive pricing makes these powerful cameras ideal for OEMs and system integrators who need compact systems that deliver 0.3M, 1.4M, 2.0M or 5.0M images at high frame rates. The Grasshopper cameras are particularly effective in demanding imaging applications such as those used in electronics manufacturing, life sciences and microscopy, surveillance and security, and ITS


The fully redesigned Grasshopper2 camera series is the next generation version of the high performance Grasshopper and offers users a FireWire 800 (1394b) digital interface. The Grasshopper2 uses the same form factor as the existing Grasshopper and a selection of the same image sensors, and adds several new features, including enhanced opto-isolated general purpose I/O and improved imaging performance.

Grasshopper Express

The new Grasshopper Express camera series features a completely new hardware platform designed to accommodate a wide range of high speed quad-tap Kodak and Sony image sensors. The Grasshopper Express is housed in the same compact metal case as the original Grasshopper. The camera also comes complete with a variety of new features, including enhanced opto-isolated GPIO, new hardware trigger modes, and improved imaging performance.

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