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Mako U-029

Mako U U-029
Mako U U-029
Small and powerful

Mako U - Ultra-compact USB3 Vision cameras


Mako U-029 with ON Semi PYTHON 300 runs 550.0 frames per second at 0.3 MP resolution.

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The Mako U is an attractively priced camera in a compact rugged industrial housing. It's equipped with an USB3 Vision-compliant interface technology to enable a reliable connection to your host system and image processing solution. Basic functionalities, including screw mount connectors and multiple I/Os, facilitate straightforward system integration. Mako cameras are equipped with high-quality CMOS sensors to support the realization of future-oriented applications.

Technical data

Interface USB3 Vision
Resolution 640 (H) × 480 (V)
Sensor ON Semi PYTHON 300
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size Type 1/4
Pixel size 4.8 µm × 4.8 µm
Lens mount (default) C-Mount, CS-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 550 fps
ADC 10 Bit
Image buffer (RAM) 128 MByte

Imaging performance data is based on the evaluation methods in the EMVA 1288 Release 3.1 standard for characterization of image sensors and cameras. Measurements are typical values for monochrome models measured at full resolution without optical filter. Contact Sales or AE for more information.

Quantum efficiency at 529 nm 50 %
Temporal dark noise 8.2 eˉ
Saturation capacity 6300 eˉ
Dynamic range 57.1 dB
Absolute sensitivity threshold 9.0 eˉ
Bit depth 8/10 Bit
Monochrome pixel formats Mono8, Mono10p
Operating temperature +5 °C to +45 °C (housing temperature)
Power requirements (DC) Power over USB 3.0
Power consumption 2.7 W at 5 VDC
Mass 60 g
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm) 49.5 × 29 × 29 (including connectors)
Regulations CE: 2014/30/EU (EMC), 2011/65/EU, incl. amendment 2015/863/EU (RoHS); FCC Class B
  • Defect pixel correction (on/off)
  • Fixed pattern noise correction (on/off)
  • Region of interest (ROI)
  • Gain (manual control, 0 to 20 dB)
  • Exposure (manual control, 44.2 µs to 1.4 s)
  • Gamma correction
  • Reverse X
  • DeviceLinkThroughputLimit (easy bandwidth control)
  • Sync out modes: Waiting for a trigger, exposing, readout, imaging
  • Storable user sets

The Mako U is an inexpensive USB 3.0 camera with a compact housing. USB 3.0 technology has lower latency and jitter times with less CPU load than other camera interfaces.

Typical applications for Mako U cameras: 

  • Machine vision
  • Quality control
  • Inspection, surveillance
  • Industrial imaging

This is a download archive for discontinued Mako U cameras. We recommend using Alvium USB cameras as successor.

Software and firmware

Data sheets

3D CAD Files (STEP)

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Allied Vision approved machine vision accessories have been selected by our experts to deliver best possible image quality to your application with the greatest possible reliability. Our technicians and engineers conduct extensive tests with accessories such as lenses and interface cables in combination with our cameras. That way, we can recommend the best possible accessories and ensure maximal performance of your Allied Vision camera.

Perfectly connected – thanks to powerful software

Vimba Suite

Have you heard of Vimba, our platform independent SDK (software development kit)?

Thanks to our in-house software you can easily integrate our cameras into any system and manage them centrally.

Vimba runs on Windows, Linux, and Linux for ARM.
With Vimba, you can acquire images and control your Allied Vision camera instantly, program complex vision applications or connect to third-party libraries.

Learn more about Vimba