Mako U U-130

Mako U

  • Latest CMOS sensor
  • High frame rates
  • Ultra-compact
  • Extensively tested accessories

Mako U-130B with CMOS ON Semi PYTHON 1300 sensor

Mako U-130B is a monochrome USB3 Vision camera with the ON Semiconductor PYTHON 1300 CMOS sensor. All Mako USB cameras have the same compact housing with a form factor of 49.5 x 29 x 29 mm. Screw locks ensure a safe electrical connection even in harsh industrial environments.

Every model is powered over the USB interface and has opto-isolated I/Os. The GPIOs give Mako U maximum flexibility to adapt to specific needs. The two non-isolated GPIO lines are TTL-based and programmable as input or output.



  • Various IR cut/pass filters, protection glass, various lens mounts
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Availability: Discontinued.

Last time buy: December 31, 2020 | Last time repair service: June 30, 2026

Recommended successor:

Alvium 1800 U-158

  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Applications
  • Quantum efficiency
  • Downloads
  • Accessories
USB3 Vision
1280 (H) × 1024 (V)
ON Semi PYTHON 1300
Sensor type
Sensor size
Type 1/2
Pixel size
4.8 µm × 4.8 µm
Lens mount (default)
C-Mount, CS-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution
168 fps
10 Bit
Image buffer (RAM)
128 MByte
Imaging performance

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 conditions/dimensions
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
60 g
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm)
49.5 × 29 × 29 (including connectors)
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


Please note: This selector filters lenses on technical criteria only. To find the right lens for your application requirements, please ask our Sales and Support teams for advice.

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Data sheets and brochure

  • Allied Vision Camera Line-Up V5.3.2Allied Vision product range, including cameras for the visible and the infrared spectrum, camera accessories, and Vimba Software Development Kit

Camera installation, technical manual, and features

    Additional documents

    3D CAD files (STEP)

    Please right-click the link of a 3D camera model and select save as to download the file. After downloading,  unzip the STEP file. You need a 3D CAD viewer application to view and measure the STEP files. Download a STEP viewer free of charge:

    Software and firmware

    Vimba is our current future-proof SDK for Mako U cameras.