Alvium G5
Alvium G5
USB180 Alvium
Alvium SWIR camera IMX990 back
Alvium GigE housing choices

Alvium 812 UV Camera | Sony IMX487


Sony IMX487 (CMOS)


2848 x 2848 (8.1 MP)

Pixel pitch

2.74 µm x 2.74 µm

Sensor Mode / Max Frame Rate

Global Shutter - max 58 fps @ 525 MB/s, Mono 8


USB 3.0, GigE, 5 GigE

Alvium 812 UV Camera

The Alvium UV 812, featuring the high-sensitivity Sony UV 8.1 MP IMX487 sensor, is capable of capturing images across the ultraviolet (UV) light spectrum range (200 to 400nm) as well as visible wavelength (400 – 700 nm). Utilizing Pregius S back-illuminated sensor technology the camera’s high sensitivity of the 200 to 400nm range opens up a world of industrial applications with greater precision in transparent materials (plastic and PET), semiconductor inspection, material sorting and more.

Image control: Auto

  • Auto exposure
  • Auto gain


  • Adaptive noise correction
  • Binning
  • Black level
  • Contrast
  • Custom convolution
  • DPC (defect pixel correction)
  • FPNC (fixed pattern noise correction)
  • Gamma
  • LUT (look-up table)
  • Reverse X/Y
  • ROI (region of interest)
  • Sharpness/Blur

Camera control

  • Acquisition frame rate
  • Bandwidth control
  • Counters and timers
  • Firmware update in the field
  • I/O and trigger control
  • Sequencer
  • Serial I/Os
  • Temperature monitoring
  • U3 Power Saving Mode
  • User sets

Alvium G5 –  5GigE Vision Camera for Demanding Applications


The Alvium G5 UV camera series combines the advantages of the 5GigE interface for higher bandwidth and the flexibility of the Alvium platform offering various mount and sensor options. It enables an easy upgrade of existing systems (USB3 Vision or GigE Vision) and offers backwards compatibility with 1000BASE-T solutions. Powered by ALVIUM® Technology, the sugar cube Alvium G5 camera delivers highest image quality at a low power consumption. Easy software integration with Allied Vision’s Vimba Suite and compatibility to the most popular third party image-processing libraries.

For more cameras from Axiom Optics, visit our scientific and industrial cameras page here. 

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Vimba is a comprehensive software suite:

  • Acquire images and explore camera features without programming.
  • Program your vision applications with C, C++, .NET or Python APIs.
  • Connect to third-party libraries and frameworks.

Platform independent

Vimba 6.0 was tested with:

  • Vimba for Windows 64-bit:
    • Windows 10 (GigE, USB, 1394, and Camera Link cameras)
    • Windows 11 (GigE, USB, and 1394 cameras)
  • Vimba for Windows 32-bit:
    • Windows 10 (GigE, USB, 1394, and Camera Link cameras)
  • Vimba for Linux: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit), Debian 11.2 (64-bit)
  • Vimba for ARM64: NVIDIA Xavier NX with
    • JetPack 4.6 (L4T 32.6.1) – GigE and USB 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.

Supported embedded boards:

  • Adapter Board for Boundary Devices Nitrogen6_MAX
  • Adapter Board for Wandboard i.MX6 Series
  • Adapter Board for Toradex Ixora Carrier Board
  • Adapter Board for NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit
  • Adapter Board for NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and AGX Xavier

From quick prototyping to sophisticated development

Vimba provides four APIs with extensive documentation and code examples:

The Python API is perfect for a quick and easy start or for prototyping.
The C API is Vimba’s basic and easy-to-use API. It can also be used as API for C++ applications.
The C++ API has an elaborate class architecture. It is designed as a highly efficient and sophisticated API for advanced object-oriented programming including the STL (standard template library), shared pointers, and interface classes. If you prefer an API with less design patterns, we recommend the Vimba C API.
The .NET API supports all .NET languages, for example, C#, C++/CLI, or Visual Basic .NET. Its general concept is similar to the C++ API.

All APIs cover the following functions:

  • Listing currently connected cameras
  • Controlling camera features
  • Receiving images from the camera
  • Notifications about camera connections or disconnections

The Image Transform Library converts camera images into other pixel formats and creates color images from raw images (debayering). While this is separated for the C and C++ API, the .NET API includes these functions. Therefore, a .NET application does not have to access the Image Transform Library. The APIs use GenICam transport layer (GenTL) libraries to communicate with the cameras.

Third-party libraries compatibility

Vimba’s transport layers automatically connect  to third-party software, for example, LabVIEW, MATLAB, OpenCV, Halcon, CVB, and many more.


Spectral Range

UV (200 – 400 nm), VIS (400 – 750 nm)




Allied Vision Technologies

Sensor Technology



2848 x 2848 (8.1 MP)

Pixel Pitch

2.74 µm x 2.74 µm

Frame Rate

10 – 100 fps



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