Vimba 2.0 - The SDK for Allied Vision cameras

Vimba is our future-proof platform-independent SDK for all Allied Vision cameras with GigE Vision, FireWire (IEEE 1394), USB3 Vision, and Camera Link interface.


  • NEW: Windows 10 support
  • NEW: Camera Link support
  • NEW: Improved graphical user interface
  • Operating system independent
  • Linux ARM support
  • APIs for C, C++, and .NET
  • Based on the GenICam standard
  • GenICam-based third-party software automatically connects with Vimba's TLs (transport layers).
  • Cognex Adapter for VisionPro (version 6.0 or later)
  • Integrated viewer
  • License for every Allied Vision camera free of charge
  • Many examples

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Compatible cameras and operating systems

Supported cameras:

  • Allied Vision GigE Vision cameras
  • Allied Vision 1394 cameras (Windows only)
  • Allied Vision USB3 Vision cameras
  • Allied Vision Camera Link cameras (Windows only)

Operating systems:

  • Windows
    Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Linux
    Linux on standard PCs based on Intel-compatible 32-bit and 64-bit as well as ARMv7 processors. Currently, only the GigE Vision and the USB3 Vision transport layers are available for Linux. Tested distributions:

    • Fedora 17
    • Debian 6.0.7
    • Ubuntu 14.04

  • OS X and QNX
    The PvAPI (only for GigE cameras) has been ported and will be maintained until Vimba for OS X and QNX is released.


Downloads for Windows:
Vimba v2.0 Windows,  Release Notes


Downloads for Linux x86/x64:
Vimba v2.0 LinuxRelease Notes


Downloads for Linux ARMv7:
Vimba v2.0 ARM_hard-float,  Vimba v2.0 ARM soft-float,  Release Notes


Application notes:

Installing Vimba under LinuxRecommeded ARM boardsCross-compiling to ARM


Third-party software solutions


You can also use Allied Vision cameras with numerous third-party software solutions.