Alvium 1800 USB camera now available with Sony Pregius CMOS Global Shutter sensors

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Allied Vision releases first Alvium 1800 U camera models incorporating Sony’s popular high-performance image sensors

With the Alvium 1800 U-040 and the Alvium 1800 U-158 Allied Vision releases the first camera models within the Alvium camera series that are equipped with Sony's high-performance CMOS sensors with Pregius global shutter technology. The Alvium 1800 U-040 incorporates the 0.4 Megapixel IMX287 sensor and the Alvium 1800 U-158 is equipped with the 1.58 megapixel IMX273 sensor.

Cross-over machine vision camera

Allied Vision’s Alvium 1800 Series is a cross-over machine vision camera combining the performance and durability of industrial machine vision and the compact hardware and cost effectiveness of embedded devices. Now available with Sony IMX CMOS sensors, these cameras provide high frame rates, high sensitivity, and excellent picture quality. Offering industrial-grade hardware, an USB3 Vision compliant interface with screw-locked connectors, on-board image correction functionalities, and high-precision triggering they fulfill all machine vision requirements.

But the cameras also build on Allied Vision’s Alvium platform optimized for embedded vision systems. That means they come in an ultra-compact, lightweight package and are available as a single board module or open housing variant for easy integration into small systems. Their cost-optimized platform design delivers unprecedented value for money.

Thus, the cameras are the ideal choice for machine vision applications requiring a small and lightweight camera delivering high image quality and frame rates at an affordable cost.


1800 U-040 and 1800 U-158 at a glance

Camera model1800 U-0401800 U-158
Sensor modelSony IMX287Sony IMX273
Resolution728 × 544;
0.4 MP
1456 × 1088;
1.6 MP
Pixel size6.9 µm × 6.9 µm3.45 µm × 3.45 µm
Sensor size Type 1/2.9 Type 1/2.9
Shutter typeGlobal shutterGlobal shutter
Frame rate278 fps149 fps

The cameras are also available with a MIPI CSI-2 interface (Alvium 1800 C-040 and 1800 C-158).  

With the new Alvium 1800 U-040 and the Alvium 1800 U-158, the Alvium 1800 Series now includes five USB camera models from 0.4 to 5 megapixels, each available in monochrome or color, as well as a 5 megapixel USB camera incorporating a near-infrared enhanced sensor.