High-Sensitivity USB2.0 Monochrome 1.4MP 1/2″ CCD Cameras with Frame Buffers

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  • Overview
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  • Drawings
  • Packing List
  • Software

Mightex USB2.0 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 15 fps in full resolution and up to 80fps 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)

ParametersCCN-B013-U CCE-B013-UUnit
Number of GPIOs44
Resolution1,392 x 1,040 Monochrome
Image Sensor Chip½" Sony ICX205AL, Global Shutter
Bit8 or 12bit
Pixel Size4.65 x 4.65μm
Active Imager Size7.60 x 6.20mm
Scanning SystemProgressive
On-Board Memory32MB
Frame Rates* (@28MHz Clock)15 @1392 x 1040, 29 @696 x 520 (2x2 Bin), 37 @464 x 344 (3x3 Bin), 49 @348 x 256 (4x4 Bin), 49 @348 x 256 (1:4 Skip)fps
Sub Resolutions696 x 520(2x2 Bin), 464 x 344 (3x3 Bin), 348 x 256 (4x4 Bin), 348 x 256 (1:4 Skip)
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time)0.05 ~ 200,000ms
Hardware Gains6 ~ 43dB
Trigger ModeWith external trigger
Trigger CableACC-CAM-DIN8
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 (factory standard), or IR-pass, or No filter
Power Consumption< 1.8W
Dimension89 x 64 x 34 (CS-mount)
89 x 64 x 39 (C-mount)
95 x 70 x 38.5 (CS-mount)
95 x 70 x 43.5 (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 7/8/10
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.



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


  • High sensitivity, low noise
  • Built-in frame buffer (8 frames at full resolution)
  • Support simultaneous image capturing from multiple cameras
  • 4-pin GPIOs
  • Higher sensitivity than color cameras, especially in IR
  • 1392×1040 active imaging pixels
  • Ultra compact
  • 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

Product Datasheet:

Installation Drawings:

Software Download:


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.