Vimba 2.1 - 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: ARMv8 (64-bit) support for NVIDIA® Jetson TX1
  • NEW: Action Commands
  • 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 (for GigE Vision and USB3 Vision cameras)
    Linux on standard PCs based on Intel-compatible 32-bit and 64-bit processors. Tested distributions:

    • Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS ”Trusty Tahr”
    • Debian version 6 “Squeeze”
    • Debian version 7 “Wheezy”
    • Fedora version 20 “Heisenbug”

  • Linux for ARMv7 (32-bit hard-float) and ARMv8 (64-bit hard-float) compatible embedded systems. Tested distributions:

    • Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS ”Trusty Tahr”
    • Linux for Tegra R24.2.1 for Jetson TX1 SOM (System-On-Module)

  • 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 v2.1.1 Windows,  Release Notes


Downloads for Linux x86/x64:
Vimba v2.1 LinuxRelease Notes


Downloads for Linux ARMv7 32-bit:
Vimba v2.1 ARM32,    Release Notes


Downloads for Linux ARMv8 64-bit:
Vimba v2.1 ARM64,    Release Notes




Third-party software solutions


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