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

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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. Monochrome cameras often exhibit 20% higher spatial resolution than their color counterparts because no pixel interpolation is necessary. Since there is no Bayer color filter on the sensor, monochrome cameras are more sensitive than color sensors, especially in near IR and UV regions. 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-B013-U  CGE-B013-U Unit
Board-Level/Enclosed Board-Level Enclosed  
Number of GPIOs 4 4  
Resolution 1,280 x 960 Monochrome  
Image Sensor Chip 1/3" Sony ICX445AL, 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 (factory 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.


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-B013-U Compact USB2.0 Monochrome 1.3MP 1/3" CCD Cameras with Frame Buffers, C- & CS-mount, enclosed  $479.00USD/ea 
CGN-B013-U Compact USB2.0 Monochrome 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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