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Allied Vision Software - Vimba X SDK

The Allied Vision Vimba X SDK is recommended for Alvium cameras. For other Allied Vision cameras, use the Vimba SDK.

Vimba X is a fully GenICam-compliant SDK. Vimba X runs on Windows 10 and 11, Linux, and Linux ARM (all 64-bit). The SDK includes C, C++, and Python APIs, and the Image Transform library. Vimba X APIs are similar to the Vimba APIs and migration is easy. The developers guide, which is part of the installation package, includes a migration guide.

Vimba X features:

  • Fully GenICam-compliant
  • Supports latest Alvium features
  • Runs on Windows, Linux, Linux ARM - all 64 bit
  • GigE, USB, and CSI-2 transport layers
  • Vmb APIs (C, C++, and Python) similar to Vimba APIs
  • Easy migration from Vimba
  • New Firmware Updater
  • Image Transform library
  • Viewer (based on Vimba Viewer)
  • Driver Installer (Windows only) for Alvium USB and GigE cameras and Goldeye GigE cameras
  • NEW: Vimba X Viewer contains a Bandwidth Manager for Allied Vision GigE and USB cameras, accessible from the main window

Get Started with Vimba X

For all operating systems:

  • You don't have to deinstall Vimba. You can install Vimba X on the same system in a directory of your choice.
  • Vimba X SDK documentation and release notes are included in the SDK installation package.
  • Vimba users: The Developer Guide includes a Migration Guide


  • If your Alvium USB camera is connected during installation, the driver is installed automatically.
  • Driver Installer and Viewer are available in the Vimba X/bin directory.
  • Examples are installed to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Allied Vision\Vimba X.

Linux and ARM:

  • The transport layers and install scripts are available in the VimbaX/cti directory.
  • The Viewer is available in the VimbaX/bin directory.
  • Examples are available in the VimbaX/api directory.
  • If you need help with the installation, see the description in the Release Notes.

SDK Software Downloads

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