Compact USB2.0 Color 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. 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.]

Specifications (Click here to download datasheet)

ParametersCGN-C013-U CGE-C013-UUnit
Number of GPIOs44
Resolution1,280 x 960 Color
Image Sensor Chip1/3" Sony ICX445AK, Global Shutter
Bit8 or 12bit
Pixel Size3.75 x 3.75μm
Active Imager Size6.26 x 5.01mm
Scanning SystemProgressive
On-Board Memory32MB
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 Resolutions640 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 ~ 200,000ms
Hardware Gains6 ~ 41dB
Trigger ModeWith external trigger
Trigger CableACC-CAM-CON8
Trigger Delay< 25μs
Strobe OutYes
Lens MountC– 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< 1.8W
Dimension40 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)29115g

*. The actual achievable frame rate depends on exposure time, as well as resources available from the PC system.
** In the 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.


  • Machine vision and stereo vision
  • Medical imaging
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Test instruments
  • High-quality ID photo capture
  • Document scanners
  • Digital microscopy
  • 2D barcode readers
  • Web camera and security video



  • Ultra compact
  • High sensitivity, low noise
  • Built-in frame buffer (24 frames at full resolution)
  • Support simultaneous image capturing from multiple cameras
  • 4-pin GPIOs
  • 1280×960 active imaging pixels
  • High-speed USB2.0 (480Mb/s)
  • Digital output, no need for frame grabber
    • Custom programmable with SDK provided
    • DirectShow, TWAIN and Linux drivers
    • 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

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:

  • CCD camera software package download (.zip file, 9.6MB), inlcuding 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.

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