New Alvium CSI-2 cameras allow industrial machine vision applications on embedded systems

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Allied Vision’s Alvium 1800 camera series with MIPI CSI-2 interface combine high-performance sensors, industrial grade hardware, and optimized CSI-2 driver support for embedded vision applications.

Allied Vision expands its range of Alvium CSI-2 camera series with 3 Alvium 1800 CSI-2 camera models equipped with high-quality Sony IMX CMOS sensors from 2.4 to 12.2 Megapixel resolution. In combination with the industrial grade design and various hardware options, the cameras allow system designers to easily migrate from PC-based to embedded systems without having to compromise on machine vision performance. Together with the high-performance CSI-2 camera models Allied Vision releases a new MIPI CSI-2 driver for all NVIDIA Jetson modules including the new Jetson Xavier NX with NVIDIA’s new JetPack SDK version 4.4 .


CSI-2 cameras with high-quality Sony sensors

The new Alvium 1800 C camera models feature Sony CMOS sensors popular in the machine vision industry for their high image quality at high frame rates. The Alvium 1800 C-240 comes with the Sony IMX392 global shutter sensor, providing a 2.4 Megapixel resolution at 126 frames per second. The 5.1 Megapixel Alvium 1800 C-508 model extends the Alvium portfolio with a fast global shutter IMX250 sensor at a very good value for money. The Alvium 1800 C-1240 incorporates Sony’s back-illuminated IMX226 rolling shutter sensor that enables high-quality imaging at 12.2 megapixel and 29 frames per second. Due to the pixel size of 1.85 μm, the camera combines high image quality with a small optical format und thus offers a very good price/performance ratio.


Alvium 1800 C-240, 1800 C-508, and 1800 C-1240 at a glance

 1800 C-2401800 C-5081800 C-1240
Resolution (MP)2.4 5.1 12.2
Pixels1936 × 1216 2464 × 2056 4024 × 3036
Pixel Size (µm) 3.45 3.451.85
Optical Format1/2.3” 2/3” 1/1.7”
Frame Rate (fps)126 65126 65 29
Mount OptionsC-, CS-, S-mountC-, CS-mountC-, CS-, S-mount


One driver for all Alvium cameras

The new NVIDIA CSI-2 driver for NVIDIA Jetson Nano, TX2, Xavier NX, and AGX Xavier with Jetpack 4.4 supports all current and future Alvium camera modules with MIPI CSI-2 interface, no matter which sensor the camera module uses. With minimal development effort, various cameras can be tested with different sensors, diverse resolution variants of a system can be developed, or existing systems can be upgraded to latest sensors. This not only saves time, but also significantly reduces development costs. Comprehensive documentation and support further facilitate system integration and simplifies prototyping. The one common driver for NVIDIA’s Jetson SoMs is available on