MATRIX VISION - mvBlueFOX3 Technical Documentation
System Requirements

Host System

The mvBlueFOX3 is a high-performance camera which requires a high data throughput on the host system, for example, when processing large amount of image data and high CPU resources if processing color images on the host PC.

For this reason we recommend the following components:

ProcessorPreferably multi core Intel or ARM CPUs
RAM4 GB in 32-bit OS; 8 GB in 64-bit OS
MainboardLatest PC architecture and chipset

Several USB3 extension cards or adapters for PCs and Notebooks have been successfully tested by MATRIX VISION.

These are listed by the following table:

There is a huge variety of ARM based devices available in the market. Some suitable platforms have been tested by MATRIX VISION and a summery of the results of this test can be found here: Appendix C. Tested ARM platforms

Please ask your system vendor for further advice and consult our technical documentation.

For more information about USB3 related settings on Linux, please have a look at the troubleshooting chapter Optimizing USB Performance .

Supported Operating Systems

The following operating system are supported officially:


  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Other Windows versions might work as well but will not be tested on a regular basis.

Since mvIMPACT Acquire version 2.8.0 it could be possible that you have to update your Windows installer at least using Windows XP. The necessary packages are available from Microsoft's website:


Please check the the 'Support' section of the MATRIX VISION website for the availability of the latest Linux driver package.

See also

Currently supported Kernel versions are:

  • Kernel 3.5.x or greater
Linux kernels prior to 3.5.x do not inherently support USB3!

In case the target system runs an older Linux kernel, it is absolutely necessary to update the kernel to at least version 3.5.0 . Please refer to the documentation of your Linux distribution for information on how to update your system's Linux kernel.

All Kernels starting from version 3.5.0 should work without problems.