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)

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