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Alvium 1800 C

High-performance CSI-2 camera module for embedded applications

Alvium 1800 C is a small, high-performance industrial camera.
Benefit from high image quality and a wide range of sensors!

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

Machine vision sensors for embedded system developers

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.

Benefits at a glance

Alvium 1800 C is a small, high-performance industrial camera. Benefit from high image quality and a wide range of sensors!

  • State-of-the-art sensors: Get access to Sony’s high-performance image sensors popular in the machine vision industry!

  • On-board ISP functionality: Advanced image corrections and free up your embedded board for other processing tasks

  • One driver fits all: Quickly integrate Alvium cameras and exchange models easily.

  • Intelligent power management: Design low-power or even battery-powered systems.

  • High bandwidth: Use the powerful MIPI CSI-2 interface with up to 4 lanes.

  • Image reproduction quality: Get the best out of your lens-to-sensor combination by high-precision Alvium Sensor Alignment.

     

Features

  • Resolutions: up to 20 megapixels
  • Sensor: CMOS global and rolling shutter sensors from Sony
  • Frame rates: up to 289 frames per second
  • Housing options: Bare Board, Open Housing
  • Lens mount options: C-Mount, CS-Mount, or S-Mount
  • Image colors: Monochrome, Color

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.

Alvium FPD Link III and GMSL2 camera
with open housing and Fakra Connector
Alvium FPD Link III and GMSL2 camera
with closed housing and Fakra Connector

 

Alvium FPD Link III and GMSL2 cameras

Based on the Alvium MIPI CSI-2 cameras Allied Vision now also offers Alvium cameras with FPD Link III or GMSL2. With an additional PCB including the Serializer Chip the Alvium FP3 and GM2 cameras enable long cable solutions of up to 15 meters. All camera features can be used, so it works exactly the same as the standard Alvium MIPI CSI-2 via V4L2. Additionally, there is the de-serializer adapter board available which connects to the embedded board. You can also use a carrier board from one of our eco system partners who already have the de-serializer onboard.

The cameras will be available in different housing variants:
open housing, closed housing or IP67 housing. 
The open housing version is ready for prototyping upon your request.
To find out more get in contact with our experts.

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 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

All 1800 C models can be controlled via GenICam for CSI-2 Access. Starting with Alvium 1800 C-500, Alvium 1800 C-507, Alvium 1800 C-511, Alvium 1800 C-1236, Alvium 1800 C-2050 Allied Vision will continuously expand the number of models officially tested and validated for the use of GenICam for CSI-2.

 

  • 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