Windowless USB2.0 Unbuffered CMOS 8-bit Monochrome 1.3MP Cameras


Mightex USB 2.0 monochrome cameras are designed for a wide variety of applications such as machine vision, digital microscopy and medical imaging, where quality, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness are crucial. With a USB2.0 interface and powerful PC software, the camera delivers excellent quality images, and the frame rate can be as high as 24 fps in full resolution and up to 600 fps using ROI mode. In addition, a user-friendly GUI based application software and an SDK are provided for custom software development. The cameras have 4-pin GPIOs and optional built-in LED drivers. A DirectShow driver and a TWAIN driver are also provided in order to easily link the cameras with users’ applications.

Windowless cameras are particularly useful for applications that are sensitive to multiple reflections due to the existence of the glass window in front of the CMOS sensor. One example of such an application is laser beam profiling.


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Specifications (Click here to download datasheet)

ParametersMCE-B013-UW (C-mount) 
MCE-B013-UWS (CS-mount)
Number of GPIOs4
Built-in LED DriversNo
Resolution1,280 x 1,024 Monochrome
CMOS Chip½" (5:4) Micron MT9M001, Rolling Shutter
Pixel Size5.2 x 5.2μm
Active Imager Size6.66 x 5.32mm
Scanning SystemProgressive
Dynamic Range68dB
Sensor SNR45dB
Gray Level8bit
Frame Rates* (@48MHz Clock)24 @1280x1024 32 @1024x768 50 @800x600 70 @640x480 180 @320x240 300 @160x120 450 @64x64 600 @32x32fps
Sub Resolutions1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 320x240, 160x120, 64x64, 32x32
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time)0.04 ~ 750ms
Hardware Gains12dB
Trigger ModeWith external trigger
Trigger CableACC-CAM-DIN8
Lens MountC– mount or CS-mount (M12.5-mount or custom-defined lens mount supported)
Built-in FiltersNo filter, IR-cut (standard), or IR-pass
Power Consumption< 1.0 (excluding LED drivers, if applicable)W
Dimension58 x 58 x 34 (CS-mount)
58 x 58 x 39 (C-mount) 
Weight (excluding lens)150g

* 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 and 8
RAM:                                        256M or greater
Hard Disk Space:                   10M for software installation, plus additional space for storing captured images
Display:                                    24bit True Color

USB2.0 Host Controller:      (Recommended) Intel Integrated Host Controller.


  • Laser beam profiling
  • Laser interferometry
  • Digital holography
  • Holographic data storage
  • Digital microscopy
  • Machine vision
  • Medical imaging
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Test instruments



  • No glass window
  • Ideal for coherent light detection
  • Higher resolution than color sensors
  • Built-in LED drivers
  • 4-pin GPIOs
  • Higher sensitivity especially in IR
  • Simpler data processing
  • 1280 x 1024 active imaging pixels
  • High-speed USB2.0 (480Mb/s)
  • 24fps @1280×1024 to 200fps @320×240 to 600fps @32×32
  • Digital output, no need for frame grabber
  • Custom programmable with SDK provided
  • TWAIN driver
  • DirectShow driver
  • External and software trigger
  • Strobe output for external flash
  • ROI & pixel skipping/binning
  • No need for external power supply
  • OEM versions available

Document Downloads: 

Mechanical Drawing Downloads:

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Enclosed Camera, with CS-mount


Standard Packing List:

  1. 1x Camera (w/o an imaging lens)
  2. 1x USB Cable

Software Download

  • Unbuffered camera software package download (.zip file, 11.88MB), including User’s Guide, SDK, Windows-based application software with GUI, DirectShow driver, TWAIN Driver, and example codes in VB, C++ and Delphi.

Note: 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.