Point Grey Research's IEEE-1394 (FireWire) Stereo Vision camera systems are provided as complete hardware and software packages. Every Point Grey Stereo Vision camera system includes a free copy of the FlyCapture SDK, which is used for image acquisition and camera control, and the Triclops SDK, which performs image rectification and stereo processing.

The Bumblebee® XB3 is a 3-sensor multi-baseline IEEE-1394b (800Mb/s) stereo camera designed for improved flexibility and accuracy. It features 1.3 mega-pixel sensors and has two baselines available for stereo processing. The extended baseline and high resolution provide more precision at longer ranges, while the narrow baseline improves close range matching and minimum-range limitations. 

 Benefits of IEEE-1394b (FireWire S800)
 Stereo vision introduction and applications

Sensor Technology: Learn more about Sony EXview HAD CCD II used in the ICX445 sensor.

BBX3-13S2C-38 Color 3.8 mm, 66-deg HFOV 1.3 MP
  • Sony ICX445, 1/3", 3.75 µm
  • Global Shutter
  • 1280 x 960 at 16 FPS
BBX3-13S2M-38 Mono
BBX3-13S2C-60 Color 6 mm, 43-deg HFOV
BBX3-13S2M-60 Mono


A/D Converter 12-bit
Image Data Output 8, 12, 16 and 24-bit digital data
Image Processing None 
Gain Automatic/manual/one-push modes
White Balance Automatic/manual/one-push modes
Color Processing No on-camera color processing, on-PC in Raw format only
Digital Interface 2 x 9-pin IEEE-1394b for camera control and video data transmit
Transfer Rates 400 Mbps
GPIO 4 general-purpose digital input/output (GPIO) pins
External Trigger Modes IIDC Trigger Modes 0, 1, 3, and 14
Synchronization Via external trigger or software trigger
Shutter Global shutter
0.03 ms to 66.63 ms at 15 FPS
Flash Memory 512 KB
Dimensions 277 x 37 x 41.8 mm
Mass 505 grams
Power Consumption 4 W at 12 V via GPIO or FireWire interface
Camera Specification IIDC v1.31
Camera Control Via FlyCapture SDK, CSRs, or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Baseline 12 cm and 24 cm
Aperture f/2.0 (3.8 mm focal length), f/2.5 (6.0 mm focal length)
Field of View 3.8 mm with 66° HFOV / 6 mm with 43° HFOV
Lens Mount 3 x M12 microlens mount
Temperature Operating: 0° to 45°C; Storage: -30° to 60°C
Emissions Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Warranty 3 years

Development Kit Contents

The following items are included in the Bumblebee XB3 Development Accessory Kit:

  • ACC-01-2005 4.5 meter, 9-pin to 9-pin locking IEEE-1394b cable
  • ACC-01-2007 4.5 meter, 6-pin to 9-pin locking IEEE-1394a to 1394b cable
  • ACC-01-1001 IEEE-1394b OHCI PCI Host Adapter 2 port-800 Mbps card
  • ACC-01-3001 Hirose HR10 12-pin male GPIO connector pre-wired for easy triggering
  • FlyCapture SDK and Triclops SDK CD

Emissions and RoHS Compliance
FCC / CE Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

RoHS / WEEE Compliance
This product is RoHS and WEEE compliant. 



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