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Alvium 1800 U-1240

Alvium 1800 U -1240
Alvium 1800 U -1240
Alvium 1800 U – Your entry into high-performance imaging

Industrial USB cameras with attractive price-performance ratio

Alvium 1800 U-1240 with Sony IMX226 runs 29.0 frames per second at 12.2 MP resolution.


Alvium 1800 U is your entry into high-performance imaging with ALVIUM® Technology for industrial applications. Equipped with the newest generation of sensors, these small and lightweight cameras deliver high image quality and frame rates at the best price-performance ratio. With its USB3 Vision compliant interface and industrial-grade hardware, it is your workhorse for different machine vision applications whether it is on a PC-based or an embedded system.

Technical data

Interface USB3 Vision
Resolution 4024 (H) × 3036 (V)
Sensor Sony IMX226
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size Type 1/1.7
Pixel size 1.85 µm × 1.85 µm
Shutter mode Global reset and Rolling shutter
Lens mounts (available) C-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 29 fps at 375 MByte/s, Mono8
ADC 10 Bit
Image buffer (RAM) 256 KB
Non-volatile memory (Flash) 1024 KB

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 Max. 10 Bit
Monochrome pixel formats Mono8, Mono10, Mono10p
TTL I/Os 4 programmable GPIOs
Power requirements (DC) Power over USB 3.1 Gen 1 | External power 5.0 V
Power consumption USB power: 3.1 W (typical) | Ext. power: 3.3 W (typical)

Image control

Auto control

  • Auto exposure
  • Auto gain
  • Auto white balance (color models)
  • Auto features regions control
  • Auto features algorithms control


Other image controls

  • Binning
  • Black level
  • Contrast
  • De-Bayering up to 5×5 (color models)
  • Exposure time
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Hue (color models)
  • Saturation (color models)
  • DPC (factory calibrated)
  • FPNC (factory calibrated)
  • Region of interest (ROI)
  • Reverse X/Y


Camera control

  • Acquisition frame rate
  • I/O and trigger control
  • Temperature monitoring (sensor board)
  • Status LED luminance control
  • Firmware update  in the field
  • U3 Power Saving Mode

Software and firmware

FAQs and application notes

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  • Application notes overview:

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3D CAD files (STEP)

Download the components for your Alvium USB 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.