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Alvium 1800 C SWIR

High-performance SWIR camera modules for embedded applications

Alvium 1800 C SWIR is a small, high-performance industrial camera.
Benefit from infrared sensitivity in a small form factor!

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Alvium 1800 C SWIR – High-performance SWIR camera modules for embedded vision

SWIR sensors for embedded system developers

Alvium 1800 C SWIR cameras are the smallest industrial grade low-power uncooled SWIR core modules on the market, making them the ideal match for compact embedded vision systems. Equipped with the new IMX990 or IMX991 SenSWIR InGaAs sensor from Sony, the SWIR camera modules provide you high image quality and frame rates at small size, low weight, power, and costs (SWaP+C). Gain a plug & play experience to setup your embedded vision solution, enabled by the MIPI CSI-2 compliant interface, industrial-grade hardware, and drivers!

Benefits at a glance

Allied Vision’s Alvium SWIR cameras are the smallest industrial grade low-power uncooled short-wave infrared (SWIR) core modules on the market ideally suitable to build compact OEM systems used in embedded and machine vision applications.

  • Small size, low weight, power, and costs enable you to build SWaP+C solutions:
    • Compact closed housing with 29mm x 29mm x 38 mm (WxHxL)
    • Bare-board and open-housing options for very compact system designs
    • Low power consumption <2W ideal for battery powered system
  • Innovative digital InGaAs sensors with the industry‘s smallest pixels and a high-precision sensor alignment at  production time provide you great image quality, which will increase the accuracy of your inspection system
  • High frame rates and flexible ROI control options empower you to speed up processes on-demand
  • On-board Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Contrast Control will enhance your vision quality under challenging conditions, like: 24h day & night imaging or when seeing through dust or haze
  • A wide operating temperature range and on-board temperature monitoring secure you a reliable operation under diverse conditions



  • Resolutions: up to 1.3 megapixels
  • Sensor: Sony SenSWIR InGaAs sensors supporting a wide spectral range from 400 nm to 1700 nm
  • Frame rates: up to 223 frames per second
  • Housing options: Bare Board, Open Housing
  • Lens mount options: C-Mount, CS-Mount, or S-Mount
  • Power consumption: < 2W
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +65°C (case temperature)

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Powered by ALVIUM Technology

ALVIUM® is a powerful, energy-efficient processor including an Image Signal Processor (ISP) and an Image Processing Library (IPL). It allows image corrections and pre-processing on the camera to optimize image quality and throughput for your application while offloading your CPUs on the embedded system.

The right accessories for every application

The Alvium 1800 C camera series can be equipped with several accessories. Click the button below to see compatible lenses, interface and I/O connections, and tripod adapters.


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Perfectly connected – thanks to powerful software

To operate Alvium 1800 C SWIR cameras on your vision system, Allied Vision provides different access modes:


  • 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