Embedded Vision - Allied Vision's new Alvium Camera Series
Closed housing for optimal protection
Alvium cameras with USB interface are available with an optional closed housing providing full protection for industrial applications.
Housed versions are fully EMC compliant, so that they can be used as a standalone device.x
ALVIUM® Technoloy: On-board image processing
All Alvium cameras build on Allied Vision’s unique ALVIUM® Technology.
ALVIUM is a small, lightweight and extremely power efficient Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), that includes an Image Signal Processor (ISP) coupled with a powerful Image Processing Library (IPL).
The technology performs image corrections and preprocessing tasks onboard the camera instead of the embedded board.x
Standard interfaces for easy integration
The Alvium 1500 C uses a MIPI CSI-2 interface with up to 4 lanes, which provides quick installation and prototyping for embedded boards.
The USB3 Vision interface is used by the Alvium 1800 U and comes together with screw locks for industrial applications.
Allied Vision’s Vimba software suite provides a software development kit, tools and programming examples to easily configure and operate the camera from an embedded host or a PC. Read more below.x
Rugged, single board design
The Alvium camera platform relies on an ultra-compact single board design with all electronic components fitted on both sides of one 27 x 27 mm board, which is available as a bare board module.
This ensures a small size and light weight, and the most robust solution for applications subject to shocks and vibrations.x
Latest and greatest sensors
The first Alvium release features ON Semiconductor CMOS sensors with resolutions from VGA to 5 Megapixel.
The Alvium platform is designed to support all current and future sensors from leading sensor vendors such as ON Semiconductors and Sony with resolutions ranging from VGA (0.3 Megapixel) to 21 Megapixel.
Thanks to this flexible architecture, the latest and greatest sensors will be continuously added to the Alvium camera series.x
The industrial grade housing of Alvium cameras fulfills the highest quality standards from the machine vision industry, ensuring high durability even in tough environments.
It is fitted with standard mounting holes for easy and solid integration into any system.x
High-precision optical path
Alvium cameras offer the choice between various lens mounts:
Allied Vision’s all-new, fully automated manufacturing process delivers best-in-class sensor to lens alignment for perfect optical precision.x
Alvium 1500 C
The perfect camera for easy vision in embedded applications. Extremely power efficient and easy hardware and software integration.
- Video4Linux2 (V4L2)
- Direct Register Access (DRA)
- Open source: Allied Vision Vimba drivers provided for NXP i.MX 6
- Coming soon: drivers provided for NXP i.MX 8 and NVIDIA Jetson
- Flexibility: Each driver supports all current and future Alvium MIPI CSI-2 cameras regardless of sensor, model and feature set.
Basic feature set
Alvium 1800 U
Bridging the gap between embedded vision and machine vision. Our machine vision camera with a basic feature set includes various triggering options.
- Allied Vision Vimba for ARM Software Suite with SDK, tools and programming examples for easy camera configuration and control.
- Compatible with GenICam-compliant third party image processing libraries
Advanced feature set
- Basic feature set + enhanced trigger options