Allied Vision showcases camera innovations in embedded vision, ultra-high-resolution imaging and polarized sensor technology at Photonics West 2019

Allied Vision will present the revolutionary Alvium camera series for embedded vision, new Prosilica GT8000 and GT10000 models with up to 50 Megapixels and Mako G-508 POL with polarized sensor

Alvium Camera Series

ALVIUM® Technology

Prosilica GT8000 & GT10000

Mako G-508 POL

San Francisco, California, January 15, 2019 – Allied Vision will be exhibiting at SPIE Photonics West 2019 in San Francisco, California at the Moscone Center from February 5-7, 2019.  With a presence in both halls, attendees can discuss their project camera needs with Allied Vision staff.  In the South Hall, attendees can find Allied Vision at booth #2369. In the North Hall, Allied Vision can be found in booth #5545.


The Alvium Camera Series: Rethink Embedded Vision
The all-new Alvium camera series is a new camera platform developed by Allied Vision that opens the gates of industrial machine vision to embedded system designers.  Alvium offers a full range of digital cameras designed on an innovative platform which offers three configurations (board level, open-housing and closed housing) utilizing MIPI CSI-2 and USB3 Vision interfaces.

At the core of Alvium is the unique ALVIUM® technology. ALVIUM® Technology is a proprietary System-on-chip (SoC) designed by Allied Vision which completes on-board image processing through a comprehensive image processing library (IPL).  ALVIUM® Technology also provides intelligent power management as power is used only for the image processing features enabled.  Integration into systems from the software prospective is made easier as one driver is needed for each platform to operate all Alvium camera models.  Furthermore, designers/integrators can control the camera via Video4Linux, GStreamer, Direct Register Access, and GenICam.

Models from the 1500 Series and the 1800 Series will be the first to be made available.  Below is a comparison between the two series:


ModelAlvium 1500Alvium 1800
Feature SetBasic features setAdvanced feature set
Camera ControlVideo4Linux2(V4L2), Direct Register Access (DRA)GenICam, Video4Linux2 (V4L2), Direct Register Access (DRA)
Housing OptionsBare board, Open housingBare board, Open housing, Closed housing (USB3 only)

Alvium supports sensors with resolutions ranging from VGA to 21 Megapixels and the ALVIUM® SoC supports all common sensor interfaces, allowing for quick integration of current and future sensors.  Alvium will also support various embedded boards beginning with the NXP i.MX6/8 and NVIDIA Jetson platforms.  In the future, support will extend to the i.MX8, i.MX8M and the new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier platforms.


Prosilica GT8000 & GT10000: Ultra-high-resolution imaging
Two new models in the Prosilica GT camera family will be showcased during Photonics West 2019.  The Prosilica GT8000 & GT10000 are ultra-high-resolution models utilizing two CCD sensors from ON Semiconductor.  Both models are equipped with Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) interfaces and numerous features such as Power over Ethernet (PoE), Trigger over Ethernet (ToE), IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), defect pixel correction (DPC), and shading correction.

The 43 Megapixel Prosilica GT8000 uses the ON Semiconductor KAI-43140 Global shutter CCD sensor. The 50 Megapixel Prosilica GT10000 is equipped with the On Semiconductor KAI-50140 large-format CCD sensor.  Display inspection, aerial photography and optical metrology are a few applications these new models can be used in.


ModelProsilica GT8000Prosilica GT10000
Resolution43 MP (8040 x 5360)50 MP (10400 x 4800)
SensorOn Semi KAI-43140 CCD sensorOn Semi KAI-50140 CCD sensor
ShutterGlobal ShutterGlobal Shutter
Sensor Size43.48 mm diagonal51.71 mm diagonal
Pixel Size4.5 µm x 4.5 µm4.5 µm x 4.5 µm
Frame Rate2 fps2 fps


Mako G-508 POL: Polarized imaging for improved visibility
Allied Vision has developed a new Mako model, the Mako G-508 POL, that utilizes Sony’s PolarsensTM 5.0 Megapixel IMX250MZR/MYR (monochrome or color) CMOS global shutter sensor.  This sensor incorporates the latest four-directional polarization filter technology by Sony.  The on-chip nanowire polarizing layer supports four orientations (0°, 45°, 90°, and 135°) and each pixel of the sensor captures polarized light in relation to its specific wire-grid axis.  Four pixels build a calculation unit to determine for each pixel the intensity and angle of polarization, similar to the debayering of an RGB or color sensor.  Imaging with the Mako G-508 POL can help relieve the difficulties of inspecting reflective surfaces, detecting material properties (stress, composition, or surface structure) and detecting shapes in lowlight conditions.  The Mako G-508 POL is equipped with a GigE interface and has a speed of 23.7 frames per second.

SPIE Photonics West 2019

February 5-7, 2019

Booth #2369, South Hall
Booth #5545, North Hall

Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA