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Alvium GM2

CSI-2 based Alvium cameras for high-speed and long-range data transmission

Alvium GM2: Benefit from greater flexibility in speed and range

CSI-2 based Alvium cameras with GMSL2™ interface

Alvium GM2 cameras with GMSL2™ (Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link) interface have been designed to overcome the limitations of standard CSI- 2 cameras. With a large choice of over 30 high-quality CMOS global and rolling shutter sensors Allied Vision is offering the broadest variety of GMSL2™ cameras in the market. The CSI-2 based cloused housing cameras come with an integrated serializer, 2 GPIOs (General Purpose Input/Output) on the camera and two rugged interface connectors to choose from.

Benefits at a glance

Alvium GM2 cameras come with 2 GPIOs (General Purpose Input/Output) on the camera which can be used either via the coax resp. STP cable or the
separate I/O connector. Benefit from more flexibility in system setups.

  • Full electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance
  • Rugged coaxial-based FAKRA connector or HSD connector for STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cables
  • Restistance against shock and vibrations
  • Fast and low overhead image transmission on embedded systems
  • Multi camera friendly
  • Deserializer boards for GMSL2™ available
  • Thin STP cables and coax cables with different lengths available


  • Resolutions: up to 24.6 megapixels
  • Sensor: CMOS global and rolling shutter sensors from Sony
  • Frame rates: up to 499 frames per second
  • Housing options: Closed housing
  • Lens mount options: C-Mount, CS-Mount, or S-Mount
  • Image colors: Monochrome, Color
  • Spectral sensitivity: from ultraviolet (UV) to shortwave infrafred (SWIR)


For applications with static cables, Alvium GM2 cameras are available as Coax models with a FAKRA connector, supporting up to 15 m with FAKRA coaxial cables.

For applications with moving cables, Alvium GM2 STP cameras with an HSD connector and STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cables are better suited. The thin STP cables permit a tighter bend radius, are more flexible, and support up to 10 m for GM2 models.

The right accessories for every application

The Alvium GM2 camera series can be equipped with several accessories. Click the button below to see compatible lenses, interface and I/O connections, and tripod adapters.

Perfectly connected – thanks to powerful software

To operate Alvium GM2 cameras on your vision system, Allied Vision provides different access modes:

  • GenICam for CSI-2 Access
    controls the camera by GenICam features, using the Alvium CSI-2 driver and CSI-2 transport layer (TL) directly.

Open-source CSI-2 drivers are available on GitHub for different boards and system on chips (SoCs).

Download sources from Github

The GenICam for CSI-2 Access has been validated so far for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier and Xavier NX (Nano and TX2 NX Beta available).
The Vimba SDK, including CSI-2 TL, is available for download.

Download Vimba

  • Direct Register Access (DRA)
    to control the cameras via registers for advanced users.

Learn about Alvium control registers


  • Video4Linux2 Access
    allows to control the cameras via:

- V4L2 API

- Allied Vision V4L2 Viewer

- Frameworks like GStreamer and OpenCV

Open-source CSI-2 drivers are available on GitHub for different boards and system on chips (SoCs).

Download sources from GitHub