USB2.0 High-Speed 2048-Pixel 12-Bit CCD Line Camera with External Trigger


A cost-effective high-performance monochrome line CCD camera, based on a single-line, 2048-pixel CCD chip with USB2.0 (480 Mb/s) interface.

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Mightex’s TCN/TCE-1209-U line camera is a cost-effective high-performance monochrome line CCD camera, based on a single-line, 2048-pixel CCD chip with USB2.0 (480 Mb/s) interface. CCD line cameras have several advantages over their area-array counterparts, including the 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. The TCN/TCE-1209-U is a compact linear camera ideal for a variety of OEM applications in industry process control, optics, biology, spectroscopy and reflection imaging. Setting up the TCN/TCE-1209-U line camera is very easy: the user simply installs the application software (included in the shipping package) and then connects the line camera to the PC using a USB cable. There is no need to install a DAC card, and no external power supply is required. A full-featured SDK and a Linux driver are also available.


  • USB2.0 (480Mb/s) Compatible
  • Board level and enclosed
  • No External Power Required
  • Optional F-mount lens adapter (P/N: ACC-LCE-F)
  • Optical Integration Time Adjustable from 300us to 3.3s
  • 2048 square Pixel Silicon Linear CCD Array
  • (14m x 14μm pixel size)
  • 12-Bit A/D Converter
  • High Scan Rate (up to 3,300 scans/second)
  • Ext. Trigger Capability
  • 4 GPIO Pins
  • SDK for user applications
  • Linux driver
  • Demo Graphical User Interface
  • Compatible to Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7/8/10


  • Industrial Process Control
  • Machine Vision


Specifications (Click here to download datasheet)

CCDToshiba TCD1209
Number of Pixels2048
Pixel Size14μm x 14μm
Spectral range300nm to 1050nm
200nm to 1050nm (Windowless version)
Pixel Output Clock8 MHz
Frame buffers on camera64 frames
ADC resolution12 bits
External TriggerYes
Trigger CableACC-CAM-DIN8
Exposure Time Range0.3ms ~ 3.3s
GPIOYes (4 programmable IOs)
Frame Rate3,300 scans/second*
Lens Mount (optional)F mount
Host InterfaceUSB 2.0

* Frame Rate is dependent on exposure time setting. When the exposure time is set to 0.3ms, the camera can achieve 3,300 scans/second in Continuous mode.

Product Weight:
TCE-1209-U: 233g
TCN-1209-U: 105g
TCN-1209-UW: 105g

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 each frame. Plug and Play is not recommended. The attributes include: Exposure time, Time Stamp, Trigger Event Count and Over Exposure Flag.

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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.

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