Embedded Vision Solutions
Discover Allied Vision's Embedded Vision products and ecosystem.
We provide embedded system developers access to high-performance, industrial-grade camera modules and pave the way from PC to embedded systems for machine vision engineers. With our Alvium Camera Series we offer easy hardware and software integration in embedded applications. Powered by the revolutionary ALVIUM® Technology, a unique System-on-chip designed by Allied Vision, the Alvium 1500 and Alvium 1800 Series deliver industrial performance to embedded vision with many benefits for system engineers.
- Broad sensor variety
- Advanced image pre-processing
- Compact form factor
- Low power consumption
- Industrial standards
- Excellent price/performance ratio
Allied Vision approved 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 adapter boards, 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.
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.
- Fully EMC compliant
- Shock and vibration proof
- Fast and low overhead image transmission on embedded systems
- Multi camera friendly
- Deserializer boards for FPD-Link III and GMSL2 available
- Thin coax cables with different lengths 5, 10, 15 m available
Alvium CSI-2 cameras
To operate Alvium CSI-2 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.
- 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 GigE, 5GigE and USB3 cameras
Alvium USB, GigE and 5GigE cameras can be easily integrated into embedded systems with Allied Vision's next generation Vimba X SDK, a fully GenICam-compliant platform-independent SDK for all Allied Vision cameras with GigE, 5GigE and USB3 Vision Interface.
GenICam-based Transport Layers support the Alvium cameras and can automatically connect them to third-party software solutions such as MATLAB, OpenCV, Halcon, CVB, and many more.
The NVIDIA CSI-2 driver for NVIDIA Jetson Nano, TX2, Xavier NX, and AGX Xavier with Jetpack 4.4 supports all current and future Alvium camera modules with MIPI CSI-2 interface, no matter which sensor the camera module uses. With minimal development effort, various cameras can be tested with different sensors, diverse resolution variants of a system can be developed, or existing systems can be upgraded to latest sensors. This not only saves time, but also significantly reduces development costs. Comprehensive documentation and support further facilitate system integration and simplifies prototyping. The one common driver for NVIDIA’s Jetson SoMs is available on Github.com.
You are looking for a complete embedded solution? Or just the right partner for your hardware or software development? We have an answer for you by bringing the right partner to the table. Allied Vision has teamed up with partners specialized in embedded and machine vision to provide our customers easy hardware and software system integration. We are constantly expanding our embedded ecosystem.
Besides our listed partners, we have many more that can support your use case, for example, if you look for an AI platform solution for ITS or Quality Inspection. Or the whole stake from embedded development, integration, and full assembly.
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Antmicro is an embedded technology company which combines latest software and hardware technologies to create advanced products for customers. With their experience in the market and unrivalled know-how they provide from hardware design, driver development, FPGAs up to application design everything system designers need. Partnering with Antmicro enables Allied Vision customers to fill their gaps in know-how, improve their own development and achieve time to market requirements. Antmicro and Allied Vision have teamed up in the software integration of Alvium cameras into the NVIDIA Jetson platform.
Connect Tech Inc. is NVIDIA’s largest global embedded hardware partner offering a wide array of NVIDIA® Jetson™ solutions, as well as embedded solutions for a variety of industry standards including COM Express®, SMARC, and more. With over 35 years of embedded computing experience, Connect Tech’s range of proven technology includes complete embedded systems, carrier boards, thermal solutions, embedded switches, and more. With in-house design and manufacturing services, Connect Tech can provide fast turn-around of custom design services, taking you from development to deployment in record time.
With their Jetson module family NVIDIA provides high-performance and low-power systems, suitable to solve real-time artificial intelligence (AI) requirements at the edge. Together with the Alvium camera series building GPU powered embedded vision applications has never been so easy.
Based in Munich, Wahtari leverages a broad range of AI hardware and software components in combination with the Wahtari AI vision platform to rapidly develop customized, advanced AI systems. Wahtari also offers well-proven, ready-to-use AI systems that can be easily adapted and integrated.
For start-ups combining vision and innovation Allied Vision offers a valuable tool for finding the right camera. With more than 30 years of experience in project work with our customers and partners we support startup companies in developing their AI application in various areas such as Robotics, Augmented Reality, Drones, Automation or ITS.
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