USB2.0 3648-Pixel 16-bit CCD Line Camera with External Trigger


A cost-effective high-performance B/W line camera, based on a single-line, 3648-pixel CCD chip with USB2.0 (480 Mb/s) interface. 8μm x 200μm extra-tall pixels. Available in board-level or with metal enclosure.

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Mightex’s TCN/TCE-1304-U line camera is a cost-effective high-performance B/W line camera, based on a single-line, 3648-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. TCE-1304-U is a compact line-scan camera ideal for a variety of OEM applications such as industry process control, optical spectroscopy and bio-medical imaging etc.. Setting up the TCE-1304-U line camera is very easy: one simply needs to install the camera’s application software into any PC, and then connect the line camera to the PC using a USB cable. There is no need to install a DAC card or to use an external power supply.

TCN/TCE-1304-UW camera is the window-less version of TCN/TCE-1304-U, with the glass window removed from the image sensor. Therefore, the former is more sensitive to UV and is more suitable for applications that involve coherent light sources.


  • USB2.0 interface
  • No external power supply required
  • Optical integration time adjustable from 0.1ms to 6.5s
  • 3648 pixel silicon linear CCD array
  • 8μm x 200μm pixel size
  • 16-Bit A/D converter
  • Scan rate up to 138 scans/second
  • External trigger capability
  • 4 GPIO pins
  • SDK for user applications
  • Demo software with GUI
  • Compatible to Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7/8/10


  • Industrial Process Control
  • Optical Spectroscopy

Performance Specifications

CCDToshiba TCD1304DG
Number of Pixels3648
Pixel Size8μm x 200μm
Spectral Range300nm to 1050nm
200nm to 1050nm (Windowless version)
Pixel Output Clock0.5 MHz
Data Storage on Camera4 Frames
ADC Resolution16 bits
External TriggerYes
Trigger CableACC-CAM-DIN8
Exposure Time Range0.1ms – 6,500ms
GPIOYes (4 programmable I/O’s)
Frame Rate138 scans/second*
Host InterfaceUSB 2.0

* Frame Rate is dependent on exposure time. When exposure time is set to 0.1ms, the camera can achieve 138 scans/second.

SDK Features

Operation SystemsWindows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10
Minimum RequirementRAM > 64M; Available Hard Disk Space > 10M
USB PortUSB2.0
Multiple CamerasSupported
Device DriverYes
Demo ApplicationYes
Library FilesYes (DLL files and Static Library file)
Example CodesYes (VC++ and Delphi)
Frame Attributes*Exposure Time, Time Stamp, Trigger Event Count, Over Exposure Detection.

* SDK will provide call back, which will send user Frame data and the related attributes of this frame, the attributes include: Exposure time, Time Stamp, Trigger Event Count and Over Exposure Flag.

Standard Packing List:

  1. 1x CCD Line Camera (w/o an imaging lens)
  2. 1x USB Cable (Note: Trigger cable ACC-CAM-DIN8 is NOT included and needs to be ordered separately)
  3. 1x CD (containing User’s Guide, SDK Manual, Windows-based application software with GUI, and example codes in VB, C++ and Delphi)

Software Download:

CCD Line Camera F-Mount Lens Adapter (P/N: ACC-LCM-F)

  1. Download ACC-LCM-F installation drawing (.pdf, 51.8kb);
  2. ACC-LCM-F lens adapter photograph

CCD Line Camera Spectral Response

Application Software GUI

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