ARIA camera series

Good things come in a small package.


ARIA family

ARIA represents Alkeria’s answer to the increasing demand of affordable, ultracompact, ultralight and easy to integrate cameras. Choose between the most common and requested sensors, get all the benefits of USB3 interface and Alkeria’s smart I/O. Top quality delivered in the size of a coin, the weight of a feather and at convenient price. A camera born for embedded vision, inspection and OEM design. 

ARIA is directly powered by the USB3 bus, eliminating the need for external power adapters. USB3 provides the most cost-effective widespread interface, pushing speed performances to top level.

ARIA provides powerful on-board user-controlled image processing: color independent LUTs, gamma correction, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation.

An easy-to-use set of software API which allows developers to quickly produce fast and well readable code on Windows (VC++/C#/VB.NET) and Linux (C++). 

ARIA comes in board level format and can be completed with C-mount or S-mount adapters.

ARIA series is fully compatible with Cognex VisionPro and other major Machine Vision software for industrial application.

COLOR BW NIR Cmount Smount cognex halcon light



firewireUSB3 interface

Establishing as a new standard in vision, USB3 allows high performances, lower costs and ease of use.

tinyCompact, light and versatile

ARIA comes in the size of a coin, weighting less than 5 g (without lens adapters), and available in board level format or completed with C-mount and S-mount adapters. 

sony ccdFast global-shutter CMOS technology

ARIA is available with the most sought-after sensors in the field, such as e2V Sapphire and Ruby series and SONY Pregius® IMX series, allowing great performance and image quality.

chipOn board image pre-processing

Like all Alkeria cameras, even the light, small and convenient ARIA performs all of its image pre-processing on board, without loading your CPU with heavy calculation.

ioVersatile I/O

With 1 opto-isolated input and output and 2 general purpose I/O,  ARIA  series offers unprecedented flexibility for interfacing to outer world signals: direct encoder readout, serial communication and strobed lighting have never been so easy. 

triggerSmart triggering

User can choose among a long list of triggering mechanisms. Acquisition can be driven by I/O levels, edges and encoder position. Furthermore, the frequency of triggering signals can be internally converted to solve even the most challenging problem.



Technical specifications

Model A1ES-M A1ES-C A2ES-M A2ES-C A1ER-M A1ER-C A04S-M A04S-C A15S-M A15S-C
Resolution 1288x1032 1608x1208 1288x1032 728x544 1456x1088
Sensor EV76C560 EV76C570 EV76C661 IMX287 IMX273
Format 1 / 1.8 " 1 / 2.9 "
Pixel size 5.3 x 5.3 µm2 4.5 x 4.5 µm2 5.3 x 5.3 µm2 6.9 x 6.9 µm2 3.45 x 3.45 µm2
Color / Mono Mono Color Mono Color Mono (NIR) Color Mono Color Mono Color
Max Frame Rate 62 fps 51 fps 62 fps 522 fps 458 fps 237 fps 118 fps
Pixel Format Mono8, Mono16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, Mono16, RAW 16 Mono8, Mono16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, Mono16, RAW 16 Mono8, Mono16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, Mono16, RAW 16 Mono8, Mono16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, Mono16, RAW 16 Mono8, Mono16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, Mono16, RAW 16
A / D Conversion 10 bit 8 - 10 - 12 bit
Synchronization External trigger, software trigger
Shutter Control 16 µs ÷ 0,9 s (global shutter) 18 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 22 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter)
Power Supply < 1,2 W, powered by USB3 interface < 2 W, powered by USB3 interface
Inputs / Outputs 2 I/O, LVTTL levels (configurable GPIO or RS232 or direct encoder interface), 1 in (isolated), 1 out (isolated)
Lens Adapter C-mount (optional), S-mount (optional)
Interface USB3.1 gen1
Weight < 5 g (without lens adapter)
Size 26,4 mm x 26,4 mm x 7,8 mm (board level), 29 mm x 29 mm x 24,6 mm (with C-mount adapter), 29 mm x 29 mm x 19,6 mm (with S-mount adapter)
Conformity RoHS
Controls Shutter, gain, brightness, contrast, saturation, LUT and gamma correction, white balance
Operative Temp 0 ÷ 50 °C
e2V sensors
Aria EV76C560sensors specs
Sony sensors: IMX 273 model
Aria IMX273sensors specs
Sony sensors: IMX 287 model
Aria IMX287sensor specs

Sensor specifications (b/w and color) are extracted from the data sheet of the manufacturer excluding lens and filter.

Board level
ARIA board4x
ARIA Cmount4x
ARIA Smount4x

All dimensions are expressed in millimeters.
Camera specifications are subject to change without notice.