Alvium 1800 U-040

1800 U-040

  • IMX287 CMOS sensor
  • ALVIUM image processing
  • USB3 Vision
  • Various hardware options

Versatile USB camera with IMX287 sensor

Alvium USB cameras are designed for use in both machine vision and embedded applications. Offering high image quality and reducing workload for the host, Alvium enables innovation among system designers. The innovative ALVIUM System on Chip (SoC) performs image corrections and preprocessing tasks onboard the camera instead of the host computer. Unlike FPGAs commonly used in machine vision cameras, the ALVIUM SoC is extremely power efficient. With Alvium, integrating hardware and software can be done effortlessly, which ultimately reduces development time. The Sony IMX287 CMOS sensor enables imaging at 0.4 megapixel and 278 frames per second. Color models ship with an IR cut filter, monochrome and S-Mount models ship without a filter or protection glass.


Benefits and features

  • Monochrome (1800 U-040m) and color (1800 U-040c) models
  • ALVIUM® Technology for on-board image processing
  • USB3 Vision interface for GenICam SFNC features
  • Platform concept that enables the operation of different Alvium camera models with a common software
  • Micro-B USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector with screw locks for industrial applications
  • Precise sensor-to-lens mount alignment
  • Standard M3 mounting holes for top and bottom mounting, standard M2 mounting holes for front mounting
  • Industrial performance for both embedded and machine vision applications


Hardware options

  • Housings: Bare board, open housing, or closed housing
  • Various lens mounts: C-Mount, CS-Mount, or S-Mount
  • USB connector position: Select between the back panel or the left side of the camera (seen from the sensor side).

For more information on hardware options, including product codes and technical data, such as technical drawings and mass, see the Alvium Cameras Hardware Options document.


Available accessories

  • Tripod adapter
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable with screw connectors in various lengths
  • I/O cables in various lengths
  • Various lenses and Allied Vision S-Mount lenses with focal lengths 2.97 - 12 mm
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USB3 Vision
728 (H) × 544 (V)
Sony IMX287
Sensor type
Sensor size
Type 1/2.9
Pixel size
6.90 µm × 6.90 µm
Shutter mode
Global shutter
Lens mounts (available)
C-Mount, CS-Mount, S-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution
278 fps at ≥200 MByte/s, Mono8
12 Bit
Image buffer (RAM)
256 KB
Non-volatile memory (Flash)
1024 KB
Imaging performance

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
64 %
Temporal dark noise
3.2 eˉ
Saturation capacity
20800 eˉ
Dynamic range
74 dB
Absolute sensitivity threshold
4.0 eˉ
Bit depth
Max. 12 Bit
Monochrome pixel formats
Mono8, Mono10, Mono12, Mono12p
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
4 programmable GPIOs
Operating conditions/dimensions
Operating temperature
+5 °C to +65 °C housing temperature
Power requirements (DC)
Power over USB 3.1 Gen 1 | External power 5.0 V
Power consumption
USB power: 1.9 W (typical) | Ext. power: 2.1 W (typical)
15 g (bare board)
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm)
13 × 26 × 26 (bare board, standard), 13 × 30 × 26 (bare board, 90°)
2011/65/EU, including amendment 2015/863/EU (RoHS)

Image control

Auto control

  • Auto exposure
  • Auto gain
  • Auto white balance
  • Auto features regions control
  • Auto features algorithms control


 Other image controls

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


Camera control

  • Sync out modes: Trigger ready, input
  • Temperature monitoring (sensor board)
  • Test image
  • LED luminance control
  • Firmware update


Please note: This selector filters lenses on technical criteria only. To find the right lens for your application requirements, please ask our Sales and Support teams for advice.

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Interface connections

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Interface cards

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Power supplies

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Data sheet and brochure

Software and firmware

Vimba is our current future-proof SDK for USB cameras, including the USB Firmware Updater tool.