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)

(1) CD. If a customer orders multiple units of cameras, (for each camera model) only one (1) CD would be included in the shipping package, unless otherwise instructed and in this case there would be a nominal charge of $1 per additional CD.

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.