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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 GMSL-2 interface

Alvium GM2 cameras with GMSL2 (Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link) interface have been designed to overcome the limitations of standard CSI- 2 cameras. The enclosed CSI-2 based cameras come with integrated serializer and a rugged coaxial-based FAKRA connector for thin coax cables. With Alvium GM2, cable length up to 15 meters are possible. The coax cable can also been used to power the camera (Power over coax) enabling a single cable solution.

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 cable or the
separate I/O connector. Benefit from more flexibility in system setups.

  • Full electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance
  • Rugged coaxial-based FAKRA connector
  • Restistance against shock and vibrations
  • Fast and low overhead image transmission on embedded systems
  • Multi camera friendly
  • Deserializer boards for GMSL2 available
  • Thin coax cables with different lengths 5, 10, 15 m 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)

The CSI-2 based closed housing Alvium GM2 cameras come with integrated serializer and a rugged coaxial-based FAKRA connector for thin coax cables. They are fully EMC proof and won’t interfere with other devices.

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