Unbuffered USB2.0 Color 3MP CMOS Cameras

Mightex USB 2.0 color cameras are designed for a wide variety of applications such as digital microscopy and medical imaging, where quality, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness are crucial. With a USB2.0 interface and powerful PC software, the camera delivers excellent quality images, and the frame rate can be as high as 8 fps in full resolution and up to 600 fps using ROI mode. In addition, a user-friendly GUI based application software and an SDK are provided for custom software development. The cameras have 4-pin GPIOs and optional built-in LED drivers. A DirectShow driver and a TWAIN driver are also provided in order to easily link the cameras with users' 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 MCN-C030-U GLN-C030-U MCE-C030-U MLE-C030-U Unit
Board-Level/Enclosed Board-Level Board-Level Enclosed Enclosed  
Number of GPIOs 4 4 4 No  
Built-in LED Drivers No Yes No Yes  
Resolution 2,048 x 1,536 Color  
CMOS Chip ½" Micron MT9T001, Rolling Shutter  
Pixel Size 3.2 x 3.2
Active Imager Size 6.66 x 5.32 mm
Scanning System Progressive  
Dynamic Range 61 dB
Sensor SNR 43 dB
Gray Level 8 bit
Responsivity 2.1 V/lux-sec
Frame Rates* (@48MHz Clock) 8 @2048x1536, 11 @1600x1200, 16 @1280x1024, 26 @1024x768, 35 @800x600, 50 @640x480, 80 @320x240, 130 @160x120, 175 @64x64
Sub Resolutions 1600x1200, 1280 x 1024, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 320x240,160x120, 64x64  
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) 0.04 ~ 750 ms
Hardware Gains 12 dB
Trigger Mode With external trigger  
Trigger Cable ACC-CAM-DIN8  
Lens Mount C– mount or CS-mount (M12.5-mount or custom-defined lens mount supported)  
Built-in Filters IR-cut (factory standard), No filter, or IR-pass  
Power Consumption < 1.0 (excluding LED drivers, if applicable) W
Number of LED Driver Channels N.A. 4 N.A. 4  
LED Driver Max. Output Voltage N.A. 5 N.A. 5 V
LED Driver Max. Output Current (total) N.A. 250 N.A. 250 mA
Dimension 51 x 51 x 29 (CS-mount)
51 x 51 x 34 (C-mount)
58 x 58 x 34 (CS-mount)
58 x 58 x 39 (C-mount)
Weight (excluding lens) 48 150 g

* The actual achievable frame rate may vary, depending on exposure time setting as well as available PC resources.


Processor:                                Pentium III 900MHz or better, or a compatible processor
Operating System:                  
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10
RAM:                                        256M or greater
Hard Disk Space:                     30M 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
GLN-C030-U USB2.0 CMOS camera, 3MP color, board-level, with GPIO's and built-in LED drivers, C- and CS-mount  $419.00USD/ea 
MCE-C030-U USB2.0 CMOS camera, 3MP color, Enclosed, w/ GPIOs, C- and CS-mount  $229.00USD/ea 
MCN-C030-U USB2.0 CMOS camera, 3MP color, board-level, with GPIO's, C- and CS-mount  $219.00USD/ea 
MLE-C030-U USB2.0 CMOS camera, 3MP color, enclosed, with built-in LED drivers, C- and CS-mount  $449.00USD/ea 
Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are FOB California, unless otherwise stated.
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Please call (USA) +1-925-218-1885 or (Canada) +1-416-840-4991,
or email sales@mightexsystems.com or sales@mightex.com.