CCD Line Cameras.


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

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Optical Spectrometer
Lens Adapter
Trigger/GPIO Cables

Mightex’s TCN-1304-U line camera is a cost-effective high-performance B/W board-level 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. The TCN-1304-U is a compact, board-level line-scan camera ideal for a variety of OEM applications in industry process control, optical spectroscopy and bio-medical imaging etc.. Setting up the TCN-1304-U line camera is very easy, the user simply installs the latest version of the operating software onto any desktop or notebook PC and then connects the USB cable from the line camera to the PC. There is no need for installing a DAC card, or using an external power supply. A full-featured SDK and a Linux driver are also available.



  • Industrial Process Control
  • Optical Spectroscopy



  • USB2.0 compatible
  • Board-level camera, ideal for OEM applications
  • 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
  • Compatible to Windows 7, 2000, XP or higher
  • 16-Bit A/D converter for high intensity resolution
  • High scan sate (up to 138 scans/second)
  • External trigger capability
  • 4 GPIO pins
  • SDK for user applications
  • Linux driver
  • Demo graphical user interface






Toshiba TCD1304DG

Number of Pixels


Pixel Size (micron)

8 x 200

Spectral Range

TCN-1304-U: 300nm to 1,000nm 

TCN-1304-UW: 200nm to 1,000nm

Pixel Output Clock

0.5 MHz

Data Storage on Camera

4 Frames

ADC Resolution

16 bits

External Trigger


Trigger Cable


Exposure Time Range

0.1ms ~ 6,500ms


Yes (4 programmable I/O’s)

Frame Rate

138 scans/second*

Host Interface

USB 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 Systems
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8
Minimum Requirement
RAM > 64M, Hard Disk Space Used > 10M
USB Port
Multiple Cameras
Device Driver
Demo Application
Library Files
Yes (DLL files and Static Library file)
Example Codes
Yes (VC++ and Delphi)
Frame Attributes*
Exposure Time, Time Stamp, Trigger Event Count, Over Exposure Detection.

Product Weight: 37g


Document Downloads:  

USB2.0 CCD Line Camera Datasheet (P/N: TCN-1304-U)  (.pdf, 156KB)
CCD line sensor data sheet (Toshiba TCD1304DG) (.pdf, 449KB)

Mechanical Drawing Downloads:

USB2.0 CCD Line Camera Installation Drawing (P/N: TCN-1304-U) (.pdf, 48.3KB)

Software Download

USB2.0 CCD Line Camera Software Package Download   (.zip, 6.18MB), with 64bit SDK