Compact LWIR -Thermal Camera Core


Model: Boson 320, 12° (HFOV) 18 mm
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The Boson® longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM thermal camera module sets the standard for size, weight, power, and performance (SWaP). Utilizing FLIR's advanced image processing and several industry-standard communication interfaces, Boson enables applications from firefighting to unmanned aerial vehicles and automotive development kits, all for as little as 800mW. The 12 µm pitch Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled detector comes in two resolutions – 640 × 512 or 320 × 256. Both resolutions are available with multiple lens configurations, adding flexibility to integration programs. Radiometric models are also available with absolute temperature measurement in select configurations. The Boson is an OEM camera module that is intended to be integrated into a higher level system.

  • Revolutionary Size, Weight & Power (SWaP)

    A full-featured VGA thermal camera module just 7.5 grams and less than 4.9 cm³

  • Powerful FLIR XIR Video Processing

    FLIR’s expandable infrared (XIR) video processing with embedded industry-standard interfaces empowers advanced processing and analytics in an industry-leading system-on-a-chip.

  • Premium Brand at Value Price

    Boson new design lets FLIR bring you high resolution cameras at low resolution prices.

Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass.
21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens
Electrical & Mechanical
Control Channels
Peripheral Channels
Video Channels
7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)
Environmental & Approvals
Non-Operating Temperature Range
-50°C to 105°C
Operating Temperature Range
-40°C to 80°C
Operational Altitude
12 km (max altitude of a commercial airliner or airborne platform)
1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Imaging & Optical
Array format
320 x 256
Continuous Electronic Zoom
1X to 8X zoom
Full Frame Rate
60Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Image Orientation
Adjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip)
Lens Options
320 x 256 12° (HFOV) 18 mm (EFL)
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)
Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Pixel Pitch
12 µm
Scene Dynamic Range [Gain Mode in parentheses]
to 140 °C (high) to 500 °C (low)
Sensor Technology
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Slow Frame Rate
≤9 Hz available
Full-frame snapshot, SDIO interface to support removable media
Solar protection
Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Measurement & Analysis
Thermal Sensitivity
<40 mK (Industrial); <50 mK (Professional); <60 mK (Consumer)
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW
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Boson® - Model: Boson 320, 12° (HFOV) 18 mm

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