USB2.0 Machine Vision 1024-Pixel CCD 8/12-Bit Line Camera with External Trigger

Mightex’s TCx-1024-U series line camera is a high-speed cost-effective high-performance machine vision monochrome line-scan CCD camera, based on a single-line, 1024-pixel CCD chip with USB2.0 (480 Mb/s) interface. CCD line cameras have several advantages over their area-array counterparts, including high optical linear resolution that allows systems developers to use the cameras to capture two-dimensional (2-D) images by moving the object or the CCD perpendicularly to the scan line. The TCx-1024-U is a compact linear camera ideal for a variety of OEM applications in industry process control, optics, biology, spectroscopy and reflection imaging. Setting up the TCX-1024-U line camera is very easy, the user simply installs the latest version of the operating software onto any desktop or notebook PC and then connects the USB cable from the line camera to the PC. There is no need for installing a DAC card, or using an external power supply.

USB2.0 powered - no need for external power supply.
[Note: Board-level cameras TCN-1024-U (glass window) and TCN-1024-UF (fused Silica window) are available for OEM customers with MoQ of qty 10+. 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.]



High performance CCD sensor
Number of Pixels
Pixel Size
14μm x 14μm
Spectral Range
300nm to 1,000nm for TCE-1024-U (Glass Window)
200nm to 1,000nm for TCE-1024-UF (Fused Silica Window)
Pixel Output Clock
32 MHz
Frame Buffers on Camera
16,384/8,192 Frames (8/12bit mode)
ADC Resolution
8 or 12 bits
External Trigger
Trigger Cable
Exposure Time Range
0.04ms ~ 655ms
6 ~ 42 (dB)
Yes (4 programmable I/O’s)
Scan Rate
25,000/10,000 scans/second (8/12bit mode) in NORMAL mode*
>11,000 scans/second (8bit and 12bit mode) in TRIGGER mode**
Host Interface
USB 2.0

*. Actual Scan Rate depends on exposure time and frame time settings, and the host resources.
**. In Trigger Burst mode, the frame rate can reach 25000/10000
scans/second (8/12bit mode).

SDK Features

Operation Systems Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10
Minimum Requirement RAM > 64MB; Available Hard Disk Space > 50M
USB Port USB2.0
Multiple Cameras Supported
Plug & Play Not recommended
Device Driver Yes
Demo Application Yes
Library Files Yes (DLL files and Static Library file)
Example Codes Yes (VC++ and Delphi)
Frame Attributes* Exposure Time, Time Stamp, Trigger Event Count, Over Exposure Detect.

Ordering Information:
Model Name Price Buy Now Availability
TCE-1024-U USB2.0 Machine Vision 1024-Pixel CCD 8/12-Bit Line Camera with External Trigger, Enclosed  $1,455.00USD/ea 
TCE-1024-UF USB2.0 Machine Vision 1024-Pixel CCD 8/12-Bit Line Camera with External Trigger, Enclosed and with Fused Silica Window  $1,659.00USD/ea 
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