1.3MP Monochrome 10-bit CMOS Cameras, with 32MB on-Board Memory


Mightex USB 2.0 cameras with frame buffers are optimized for machine-vision applications, and they can also be used for a wide variety of other applications such as digital microscopy and medical imaging, where quality, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness are crucial. 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 a 20% higher spatial resolution than their color counterparts because no pixel interpolation is necessary. Without a Bayer color filter on the sensor, monochrome cameras are also more sensitive than color sensors, especially in near IR and UV regions. The frame rate can be as high as 12 fps in full resolution and up to 150 fps using ROI mode. In addition, a user-friendly GUI based application software and an SDK are provided for custom software development. A DirectShow driver and a TWAIN driver are included, and a USB command set protocol is provided for non-Windows based applications. A Linux Driver is also available upon request.

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.]

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Specifications (Click here to download datasheet)

ParametersBTN-B013-U (C-mount)BTE-B013-U (C-mount)Unit
Number of GPIOs44
Resolution1,280 × 1,024 Monochrome
CMOS Chip½" (5:4) Micron MT9M001, Rolling Shutter
Pixel Size5.2 × 5.2μm
Active Imager Size6.66 × 5.32mm
Scanning SystemProgressive
Dynamic Range68dB
Sensor SNR45dB
Gray Level10bit
Frame Rates* (@48MHz Clock)12@1280 × 1024, 18@1024 × 768, 25@800 × 600, 28@752 × 480, 33@640 × 480, 70@320 × 240fps
On-Board Memory32MB
Sub ResolutionsSupport Arbitrary ROI, (X, Y) with X and Y multiples of 4
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time)0.05 ~ 750ms
Hardware Gains0.125× ~ 8×
Trigger ModeWith external trigger
Trigger CableACC-CAM-DIN8
Strobe OutYes
Lens MountC– mount or CS-mount (M12.5-mount or custom-defined lens mount supported)
Built-in FiltersIR-cut (factory standard), IR-pass or no filter
Power Consumption< 1.8W
Dimension51 × 51 × 29 (CS-mount)
51 × 51 × 34 (C-mount)
58 × 58 × 34 (CS-mount)
58 × 58 × 39 (C-mount)
Weight (excluding lens)80150g

* 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:                   10M for software installation, plus additional space for storing captured images
Display:                                    24bit True Color

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


  • Machine vision and stereo vision
  • Medical imaging
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Test instruments
  • High-quality ID photo capture
  • Document scanners
  • Digital microscopy
  •  Web camera and security video


  • 32MB on-board memory (23 frames with 8bit, and 4 frames with 10bit gray scale, at full resolution)
  • Switchable between 10bit and 8bit
  • 10bit gray scale
  • Support simultaneous image capturing from multiple cameras
  • 4-pin GPIOs
  • Higher sensitivity than color cameras, especially in IR
  • 1280 x 1024 active imaging pixels
  • Ultra compact
  • High-speed USB2.0 (480Mb/s)
  • Digital output, no need for frame grabber
  • Custom programmable with SDK provided
  • DirectShow driver
  • TWAIN driver
  • USB command set protocol for non-Windows-based applications
  • External and software trigger
  • Strobe output for external flash
  • ROI & pixel skipping/binning
  • No need for external power supply
  • OEM versions available

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Mechanical Drawing Downloads:


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Standard Packing List:

  1. 1x Camera (w/o an imaging lens)
  2. 1x IR-cut filter (pre-installed, retail version only)
  3. 1x USB Cable (Note: Trigger cable is NOT included and needs to be ordered separately)

Software Download

  • Buffered camera software package download (.zip file, 10MB), including User’s Guide, SDK, Windows-based application software with GUI, DirectShow driver, TWAIN Driver, and example codes in VB, C++ and Delphi.

(1) For a C-mount enclosed camera order, a CS-mount enclosed camera would be shipped along with a CS-to-C mount adapter (P/N: ACC-CAM-CSC). For details of converting a CS-mount camera to a C-mount camera, please click here.
(2) If required by customer’s application, a trigger cable (P/N: ACC-CAM-DIN8) need to be ordered separately here.


Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are FOB California, unless otherwise stated. Please call/email for volume pricing.