Allied Vision to release 2.1 megapixel Alvium 1500 C-210 with MIPI CSI-2 interface

Stadtroda, Germany, January 7, 2020 – Allied Vision expands the Avium 1500 C camera series for embedded vision with a new camera model. The new Alvium 1500 C-210 offers a resolution of 2.1 megapixels and thus fills the gap between the 1.2 megapixel Alvium 1500 C-120 and the 5 megapixel Alvium 1500 C-500. The camera combines a Full HD resolution with high frame rates (up to 118 frames per second). Available at an attractive price, the Alvium 1500 C-210 offers a very good price-performance ratio for embedded vision applications.

1500 C-210 at a glance

Camera model 1500 C-210
Sensor model ON Semi AR0521
Resolution 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

Together with the new CSI-2 camera model Allied Vision releases Vimba MIPI CSI-2 drivers for NVIDIA Jetson SoMs. The drivers support 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. Available on GitHub are drivers for NVIDIA’s SoMs Jetson TX2, Jetson AGX Xavier and Jetson Nano.

The Alvium 1500 Series – Embedded vision made easy

The Alvium 1500 series is the perfect camera for easy hardware and software integration in embedded applications. All models are equipped with a MIPI CSI-2 interface, which is particularly suitable for embedded vision applications as it can address the dedicated hardware of the embedded boards. The Alvium 1500 Series offers an essential feature set. Software integration can be done via 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, enabling easy integration and fast go-to-market on the system integrator side. The image pre-processing functionalities can be configured directly on the Image Signal Processor in the camera to save CPU load on the host side.

With the new Alvium 1500 C-210, the Alvium 1500 Series now includes four models from 0.5 to 5 megapixels, each available in monochrome or color.

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