Compact USB2.0 Color 8/12bit 1.3MP 1/3" CCD Camera with Frame Buffers

S-series CMOS cameras Buffered CMOS cameras Camera lenses Trigger/GPIO cables Default

S-series CMOS cameras
Buffered CMOS cameras
Window-less cameras (for laser profiling or UV imaging)
Camera lenses
Optical filters for cameras
Trigger/GPIO cables
Cables and brackets
Lens mounts
Lens mount adapters

Mightex USB2.0 CCD cameras with frame buffers are optimized for machine-vision applications, and they can be also used for a wide variety of applications (such as industrial inspections, digital microscopy and medical imaging) which require good quality cameras that are easy to use and cost-effective. These cameras have built-in frame buffers, external trigger-in, strobe-out, and a powerful camera engine that supports multiple cameras. Frame rate can be as high as 20 fps in full resolution and up to 84 fps using ROI mode. A user-friendly GUI based application software and an SDK are provided for custom software development. In addition, a DirectShow driver and a TWAIN driver are available to easily link the cameras with users’ applications. A USB command set protocol and a Linux driver are also provided for non-Windows based applications.

USB2.0 powered - no need for external power supply.
[Note: Board-level cameras are designed for OEM applications, when a system-level enclosure is usually provided. One should be properly grounded when handling a board-level camera, in order to avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) related damages. ESD related damages (which are considered as mis-handling) are not covered by product warranty. For lab use, it is strongly recommended that one choose an enclosed camera, instead of a board-level one.]


Parameters CGN-C013-U  CGE-C013-U Unit
Board-Level/Enclosed Board-Level Enclosed  
Number of GPIOs 4 4  
Resolution 1,280 x 960 Color  
Image Sensor Chip 1/3" Sony ICX445AK, Global Shutter  
Bit 8 or 12 bit
Pixel Size 3.75 x 3.75 μm
Active Imager Size
6.26 x 5.01
Scanning System Progressive  
On-Board Memory 32 MB
Frame Rates* (@32MHz Clock) 20 @1280 x 960, 38 @640 x 480 (2x2 Bin), 53 @424 x 320 (3x3 Bin), 66 @320 x 240 (4x4 Bin), 66 @320 x 240 (4x4 Bin2) fps
Sub Resolutions 640 x 480(2x2 Bin), 424 x 320(3x3 Bin), 320 x 240(4x4 Bin), 320 x 240 (1:4 Bin2)**  
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) 0.05 ~ 200,000 ms
Hardware Gains 6 ~ 41
Trigger Mode With external trigger  
Trigger Cable ACC-CAM-CON8  
Trigger Delay < 25 μs
Strobe Out Yes  
Lens Mount C– mount or CS-mount (M12.5-mount or custom-defined lens mount supported)  
Built-in Filters  IR-cut (standard), or IR-pass, or No filter  
Power Consumption < 1.8 W
Dimension 40 x 40 x 31 (CS-mount)
40 x 40 x 36 (C-mount)
45 x 45 x 30.5 (CS-mount)
45 x 45 x 35.5 (C-mount)
Weight (excluding lens) 29 115 g

*. The actual achievable frame rate depends on exposure time, as well as resources available from the PC system.
** In sub-resolution mode, the color information is ignored, and hence the images become monochromic.


Processor:                                Pentium III 900MHz or better, or a compatible processor
Operating System:                  Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7/8/10

RAM:                                        256M or greater
Hard Disk Space:                     10M for software installation, plus additional space for storing captured images
Display:                                    24bit True Color

USB2.0 Host Controller:           (Recommended) Intel Integrated Host Controller.

Ordering Information:
Model Name Price Buy Now Availability
CGE-C013-U Compact USB2.0 Color 1.3MP 1/3" CCD Cameras with Frame Buffers, C- & CS-mount, enclosed  $479.00USD/ea 
CGN-C013-U Compact USB2.0 Color 1.3MP 1/3" CCD Cameras with Frame Buffers, C- & CS-mount, board level  $429.00USD/ea 
Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are FOB California, unless otherwise stated.
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