MT83D+MTD20 2D Scan Engine

High Performance 2D Scanning Solution

MT83D+MTD20 is designed to deliver high performance and affordable OEM 2D barcode scanning solution. MT83D+MTD20 consists of a mini imager and a decoder board that can be easily integrated into host system. With the ability to scan 2D barcodes from as far as 438mm away with motion tolerance of 28 cm/sec, MT83D+MTD20 barcode scan engine is an ideal choice for both portable and fixed devices.

2d barcode scanner engine

Miniaturized Low-Profile Imager

MT83D+MTD20 barcode scan engine has a low profile imager which is the smallest in its class. With extremely small size of W14 x L11.7 x H6.8 mm and the weight of only 1 gram, MT83D imager can be integrated into the most space-constrained products and also capable of being mounted from top or bottom, thus providing unparalleled flexibility for product design.

2d mini barcode scan engine

Compact Decoder Board

MTD20, the decoder board of MT83D, is designed to be so compact (W25 x L25 x H2mm) that can be easily integrated into host system. As a result adopting MT83D barcode scan engine helps increasing maximum flexibility for product design and reducing development effort.

2D barcode scanner module

Mobile-Friendly Scanning

MT83D+MTD20, with enhanced optical design and latest decode algorithm, virtually scans all 1D barcodes and most 2D barcodes on any surface such as paper-based label and mobile phone display. With MT83D+MTD20 barcode scan engine integrated into mobile device, users may expand their business into many new applications such as eCoupon, eTicket, Digital ID cards and mobile payments.

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Easy and Flexible Operations

MT83D+MTD20 barcode scan engine enhances design flexibility by offering various output interfaces with USB HID, USB VCP and UART and enabling the user to easily configure the reading modes and scanner settings according to preference. The flash memory of MT83D+MTD20 serves as a flexible and upgradeable provision for additional requirements or performance enhancement and extends the product's life cycle as well.

2D barcode scan engine, module

Ambient Light Immunity

MT83D+MTD20 automatically adjusts its parameters for optimal scanning performance which provides the freedom to scan barcodes from under complete darkness to direct sunlight. As a result MT83D+MTD20 barcode scan engine is ideal for both indoors and outdoors scanning applications which require more immunity for ambient light.

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Bi-directional Communication

A set of commands are supported to enable the host device to configure all the functions of MT83D+MTD20 thereby fulfilling dynamic configurations demand. To help user grasp and understand the bi-directional communication more quickly, the Windows®-based Ez Utility® configuration utility is provided as a user-friendly platform where testing MT83D+MTD20 barcode scan engine can be done in a much easier way.


Optical & Performance
Light Source 3000K CCT white LED
Aiming 625nm visible red LED linear aimer
Sensor 1280 x 800 pixels
Scan Rate 60 fps
Resolution 4mil/ 0.1mm (Code 39)
8mil/ 0.2mm (QR Code)
Scan Angle Horizontal 42°
Vertical 27°
Pitch Angle ±60°
Skew Angle ±30°
Roll Angle 360°
Print Contrast 30%
Width of Field 160mm (13Mil Code39)
Typical D.O.F*
(@ 800 Lux, MTD20 Decoder)
  • Code 39
  • 5 Mil  : 62 ~ 174 mm
  • 13 Mil : 38 ~ 281 mm
  • QR Code
  • 15 Mil : 37 ~ 257 mm
  • PDF417
  • 6.67 Mil : 64 ~ 131 mm
  • Data Matrix
  • 10 Mil : 53 ~ 171 mm
Physical Characteristics
Dimension MT83D Imager: W14 x L11.7 x H6.8 mm
MTD20 Decoder Board: W25 x L25 x H2mm
Weight MT83D Imager: 1.3g
MTD20 Decoder Board: 2.7g
Color Black
Material ABS
Connector MT83D Imager: 25pin ZIF (pitch=0.3mm)
MTD20 Decoder: 20pin board-to-board (pitch=0.4mm)
Cable MT83D Imager to MTD20 Decoder: 25pin flex cable (pitch=0.3mm)
Operation Voltage 3.3 VDC±5%
Working Current < 270mA
Standby Current < 110mA (USB); < 60mA (UART)
Idle Current (Sleep Mode) < 2mA
Interface/ Profile
  • UART
User Environment
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 50°C
Storage Temperature -20 ~ 60°C
Humidity 0% ~ 95%RH (Non-condensing)
Drop Durability 1.5M
Ambient Light 100,000 Lux (Sunlight)
Decode Capability
1D Symbologies UPC-A/UPC-E, EAN-8/EAN-13, Industrial 2 of 5, Codabar, Matrix 2 of 5, Code 11, Code 93, Code 32, Code 128, Standard Code 39, Full ASCII Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, China Postal Code, MSI Plessy Code, UK Plessy Code, EAN/UCC 128, Telepen Code, IATA Code, GS1 Databar
2D Symbologies QR Code, Micro QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF417, Aztec
ESD Functional after 4KV contact, 8KV Air discharge
(requires housing that is designed for ESD protection and stray from electric fields)
EMC FCC Part 15B Class B, CE EN55024/32
Safety Approval EN/IEC62471 (Group 1)
Environmental WEEE, RoHS 2.0
Out Of Box
Cable 25 pin, pitch 0.3, 60mm, Brown
(P/N: 6350-0601025, QTY: 1)
Screw Tapping Screw, T1.7x4mm
(P/N: 4222-1603X01, QTY: 2)
Taiwan M 395218
China ZL 201020287072.6
United States US 8,220,712 B2
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* Those D.O.F are mean values.
** All Specifications are subject to change without notice.


  • Document
  • Document
    Ez Utility v7.00
    For Standard Firmware
  • Document
    MB110 Integration Guide v02
  • Document
    2D Scan Engine User Manual v2020.2
  • Document
    MT83D+MTD20 Scan Engine Datasheet
  • Document
    MT83D+MTD20 Integration Guide v1.1
  • Document
    OPOS Driver v2.0
    Demo App & User Guide
  • Document
    Serial Commands Manual v2.6
  • Document
    AA5 VCP Driver
    For Products with AA5-x-x.xx Firmware