ThermalCapture Grabber USB 2.0

Brings the raw data stream from your TAU Core to your PC or embedded system in real-time.


The Mac OS X, Linux and Windows SDK makes access to full 14-bit radiometric and non-radiometric raw data easy. Additionally the serial configuration interface of the TAU core can be accessed during raw data transfer. The SDK is open source to allow an easy porting to different hardware platforms.

Mac OS X and Linux SDK uses libusb 1.0 to communicate with the hardware, so no kernel driver module is needed. V4L2 sample code based on v4lloopback is available.
Windows SDK uses WHQL certified driver available for Windows XP, 7, 8, 10.


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Features in a nutshell



USB 2.0 high speed frame grabber for FLIR Tau cores.

Low latency

Almost no latency due to FPGA data processing.

14 bit RAW data

For radiometric and non-radiometric cores.

Full framerate

Supports slow- and fast-video TAU cores up to 30 fps


ThermalCapture Grabber USB 2.0 – Product Images



Technical specifications


Dimensions (Grabber USB 2.0 - OEM) 43 x 40 x 13 mm (W x H x L)
Weight 100g
Supported FLIR Tau 2 Cores All FLIR Tau 2 Cores:
- 640 x 512
- 336 x 256
- 8.33Hz + 30Hz
- Advanced radiometry
- Iris & Flag shutter
- Commercial, Performance and Industrial grade
Interfaces - USB (Mini USB jack)
- Analog Video (PAL/NTSC)
- Sync
Input Voltage 5V DC (via USB)
Operating Temperatures -20 °C bis +65 °C




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