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Alvium 1500 C-501 NIR

Alvium 1500 C -501 NIR
Alvium 1500 C -501 NIR
Alvium 1500 C – Powerful camera modules for embedded vision

Revolutionary MIPI CSI-2 camera module

Alvium 1500 C-501 NIR with ON Semi AR0522 runs 68.0 frames per second at 5.0 MP resolution.


Alvium 1500 C is a revolutionary MIPI CSI-2 camera optimized for embedded vision applications. The Alvium 1500 C offers the performance and versatility of industrial cameras for the embedded world. Equipped with industrial-grade CMOS sensors from ON Semiconductor, Alvium 1500 C cameras deliver excellent image quality and high frame rates.

The standardized CSI-2 driver ensures quick integration with the flexibility to change camera models easily.

Technical data

Interface MIPI CSI-2, up to 4 lanes
Resolution 2592 (H) × 1944 (V)
Sensor ON Semi AR0522
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size Type 1/2.5
Pixel size 2.2 µm × 2.2 µm
Shutter mode Rolling shutter
Lens mounts (available) C-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 68 fps using 4 lanes, RAW8 (GREY)
ADC 10 Bit
Image buffer (RAM) 256 KB
Non-volatile memory (Flash) 1024 KB
Bit depth Max. 10 Bit
Raw pixel formats RAW8 (GREY), RAW10 (Y10) [MIPI CSI-2 (FOURCC)]
TTL I/Os 2 programmable GPIOs
Power requirements (DC) 5 VDC over MIPI CSI-2
Power consumption Typical: 1.9 W

Image control: Auto

  • Auto exposure
  • Auto gain
  • Auto white balance (color models)


Image control: Other

  • Black level
  • Color transformation (incl. hue, saturation; color models)
  • De-Bayering up to 5×5 (color models)
  • DPC (defect pixel correction)
  • FPNC (fixed pattern noise correction)
  • Gamma
  • Reverse X/Y
  • ROI (region of interest)


Camera control

  • Acquisition frame rate
  • I/O and trigger control
  • Temperature monitoring

Software and firmware

FAQs and application notes

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3D CAD files (STEP)

Download the components for your Alvium CSI-2 camera sub model from the Alvium STEP File Toolbox!

Alvium triopd adapter short (ZIP)

Configure your camera!


Allied Vision approved machine vision accessories have been selected by our experts to deliver best possible image quality to your application with the greatest possible reliability. Our technicians and engineers conduct extensive tests with accessories such as lenses and interface cables in combination with our cameras. That way, we can recommend the best possible accessories and ensure maximal performance of your Allied Vision camera.

Perfectly connected - thanks to powerful software

Software integration made easy

To operate Alvium CSI-2 cameras on your vision system, Allied Vision provides different access modes:

  • Direct Register Access (DRA) to control the cameras via registers for advanced users.
  • Video4Linux2 Access allows to control the cameras via established V4L2 API and applications like GStreamer and OpenCV.

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


Alvium USB cameras can be easily integrated into embedded systems with Allied Vision's Vimba Suite, a future-proof, platform-independent SDK for all Allied Vision cameras with USB3 Vision Interface.

GenICam-based Transport Layers support the Alvium USB cameras and can automatically connect them to third-party software solutions such as MATLAB, OpenCV, Halcon, CVB, and many more.