Alvium 1800 C-1240
Machine vision sensors for embedded system developers
Alvium 1800 C-1240 with Sony IMX226 runs 41.0 frames per second at 12.2 MP resolution.Configure
The powerful Alvium 1800 C MIPI CSI-2 camera series gives embedded system developers access to Sony’s high-performance image sensors popular in the machine vision industry. These sensors with resolutions up to 20 megapixels deliver excellent image quality and up to twice the frame rates compared to similar Alvium 1500 C models.
|Interface||MIPI CSI-2, up to 4 lanes|
|Resolution||4024 (H) × 3036 (V)|
|Sensor size||Type 1/1.7|
|Pixel size||1.85 µm × 1.85 µm|
|Shutter mode||RS (Rolling shutter)|
|Lens mounts (available)||C-Mount, CS-Mount, S-Mount|
|Max. frame rate at full resolution||41 fps using 4 lanes, RAW8 (GREY)|
|Image buffer (RAM)||256 KByte|
|Non-volatile memory (Flash)||1024 KByte|
Imaging performance data is based on the evaluation methods in the EMVA 1288 Release 3.1 standard for characterization of image sensors and cameras. Measurements are typical values for monochrome models measured without optical filter.
|Quantum efficiency at 529 nm||74 %|
|Temporal dark noise||4.8 eˉ|
|Saturation capacity||10500 eˉ|
|Dynamic range||65 dB|
|Absolute sensitivity threshold||6.3 eˉ|
|Bit depth||10-bit 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: 2.9 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)
- Reverse X/Y
- ROI (region of interest)
- Acquisition frame rate
- Firmware update in the field
- I/O and trigger control
- Temperature monitoring
Installing and operating the camera
Extended hardware options
Software and firmware
- Software downloads: Embedded software and drivers
- To obtain firmware for your Alvium CSI-2 camera, please contact Support.
FAQs and application notes
- Knowledge base:
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- Application notes overview:
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- Application notes recommended for Alvium CSI-2 cameras:
Brochures and flyers
Tripod adapter 3D CAD file (STEP)
Alvium tripod adapter short (ZIP)
Camera 3D CAD files (STEP)
- You need a 3D CAD viewer application to view and measure the STEP files. Download a STEP viewer free of charge: https://www.freecadweb.org.
- Go to the Camera Selector, select your Alvium model, and configure the corresponding hardware option (such as an Open Housing C-Mount camera).
- In the tile showing your Alvium submodel, open the "STEP files" link. See the image below.
- Download the files from the link selection shown at the bottom of the tile.
- To assemble housed cameras from the STEP file components, follow the Instructions included in the link collection.
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.
Software integration made easy
Alvium GigE, 5GigE, and USB cameras can be easily integrated into embedded systems with Allied Vision's next generation Vimba X SDK, a fully GenICam-compliant platform-independent SDK for all Allied Vision cameras with GigE, 5GigE and USB3 Vision Interface.
GenICam-based Transport Layers support the Alvium cameras and can automatically connect them to third-party software solutions such as MATLAB, OpenCV, Halcon, CVB, and many more.
To operate Alvium CSI-2 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.
- 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