MicroHAWK Engine

Highly modular
Extremely powerful
No Software required
Reliability and longevity


Modular OEM Barcode Imaging Engine

The MicroHAWK® Engine offers OEMs and machine builders the industry’s smallest, most powerful, modular, and scalable auto ID platform available for solving the toughest 1D/2D barcode reading challenges.

The design of the MicroHAWK Engine builds upon Omron Microscan’s 30+ years of experience working with the world’s largest OEMs. MicroHAWK offers practically limitless combinations of optics, sensors, decoders, and processing performance to meet any OEM barcode reading requirement. Extremely small, powerful, and simple – MicroHAWK is the ideal solution for your embedded application.

Measuring just 19.5 mm x 28.7 mm x 33.9 mm and weighing less than 14 g, the MicroHAWK Engine is intended for use in robotic equipment and for mounting in the smallest spaces.

Extremely Powerful
Built around an ultra-fast microprocessor, MicroHAWK easily solves application challenges ranging from simple barcode reading to direct part mark (DPM) applications.

No Software Required
The streamlined WebLink product setup tool requires no software installation and features an intuitive interface for novice users.

Reliability and Longevity
MicroHAWK delivers both reliability and high performance with the assurance of long-term availability and support. Omron Microscan has served the OEM/Embedded market for over 30 years and we have a sophisticated understanding of the service and support required for the lifecycle of your machine.


Height: 19.5 mm (0.77″)
Width: 28.7 mm (1.13”)
Length: 33.9 mm (1.33”)
Weight: 14 g (0.49 oz.)

Operating Temperature: 0° to 45° C
(32° to 113° F)
Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Progressive scan, square pixel.
Shutter: Software adjustable 10 μs to 16.7 ms
Shutter Type: Global (WVGA, SXGA), Rolling (QSXGA)
Sensor: 1/3 inch
WVGA: CMOS 752 x 480 pixels
SXGA: CMOS 1280 x 960 pixels
QSXGA (Color): CMOS 2592 x 1944 pixels

WVGA: Up to 60 full frames per second
SXGA: Up to 42 full frames per second
QSXGA: Up to 5 full frames per second

Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed

Type: Micro-USB Type B socket
Second USB port on ZIF connector

Type: High-output LEDs: 4 Red, 4 White, 2 Blue (Target Pattern), 2 Green (Green Flash on Good Read)

LEDs: Power
Blue V: Target Pattern
Green Flash: Good Read/Pass

Power: 4.75V – 5.25V

2GB non-volatile FLASH, 256MB RAM

Emissions: EN 55022:2010 Class A Limits

Docs & Drivers

MANUser ManualMicroHAWK Engine Integration GuideDownload Now »
SPECSpecification SheetMicroHAWK Engine Specification SheetDownload Now »
FWUFirmwareMicroHAWK Engine FirmwareDownload Now »
CADDrawingsMicroHAWK Engine DrawingsDownload Now »
DRVDriversMicroHAWK Engine DriversDownload Now »


Vision Show 2016 Preview: MicroHAWK
Vision Show 2016 Preview: MicroHAWK

Omron Microscan's smarter smart camera platform, MicroHAWK®, is unveiled for the first time at The Vision Show 2016 in Boston, MA. MicroHAWK combines advanced barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection all on the world's smallest smart cameras available, ideal for embedded applications in OEM for factory automation and clinical instrumentation.

IPC APEX 2016 Las Vegas Interview
IPC APEX 2016 Las Vegas Interview

Omron Microscan Global Business Development Manager for Electronics, Christoph Wimmer, introduces barcode reading and machine vision solutions on display at the IPC APEX 2016 tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Omron Microscan's MicroHAWK® Barcode Readers are integrated into a demo of Omron Microscan's PanelScan® PCB Traceability System to illustrate in-line PCB identification for worry-free traceability of components despite line changes resulting in new codes on PCBs, new code or mark locations, different PCB colors, and other changes.


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