Allied Vision Releases New Alvium CSI-2 camera, CSI-2 drivers

January 23, 2020 Perry Cohen

Allied Vision announced the expansion of the Alvium 1500 C camera series with the Alvium 1500 C-210. The camera offers a resolution of 2.1 megapixels and  combines a Full HD resolution with high frame rates (up to 118 frames per second).

1500 C-210 at a Glance

Camera model

1500 C-210

Sensor model

ON Semi AR0521


1928 × 1088; 2.1 MP

Pixel size

2.2 µm × 2.2 µm

Sensor size

Type 1/2.5

Shutter type

Rolling Shutter

Frame rate

118 fps, using 2 to 4 lanes

Power consumption

1.9 W

One Driver for all Alvium Cameras
Allied Vision has also released the Vimba MIPI CSI-2 drivers for NVIDIA Jetson SoMs. The drivers support all current and future Alvium camera modules with MIPI CSI-2 interface, according to the company. Various cameras can be tested with different sensors, diverse resolution variants of a system can be developed, or existing systems can be upgraded to the latest sensors.

The Alvium 1500 Series - Embedded vision made easy
The Alvium 1500 series was developed for easy hardware and software integration in embedded applications. All models are equipped with a MIPI CSI-2 interface. Software integration can be performed with Video4Linux2 (V4L2), GStreamer, OpenCV, or direct register access. In addition to the NVIDIA Jetson driver, even more open source drivers for selected processor architectures are provided for V4L2 support

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