New Prism software from Teledyne FLIR delivers advanced Signal Processing and Expands AI at the Edge

Prism software libraries operating on low-power embedded processors expand into high-performance target recognition and object tracking for ground ISR, air-to-ground, and counter-drone applications.

GOLETA, Calif., October 10, 2023 ― Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced version 1.0 of its Prism™ ISP, a highly optimized image signal processing software development kit (SDK) for embedded systems designed to maximize performance in thermal and multispectral applications. Designed to run on low-power GPUs from Qualcomm and NVIDIA, Prism ISP includes image-enhancing functionality for:

  • Noise reduction
  • Super-resolution
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • Infrared (IR) and electro-optical (EO) video fusion
  • Turbulence mitigation
  • Locally adaptive tone mapping

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Figure 1. Super Resolution - Prism ISP

The Prism ISP libraries enable integrators in the defense, commercial, and industrial markets to dramatically enhance imaging quality as part of artificial intelligence (AI) data capture at the edge, improving performance, lowering development costs, and shortening time to market. Developers, data scientists, and perception engineers can utilize Prism ISP with Teledyne FLIR market-leading thermal cores, including Boson®, Tau® 2, Hadron™, and Neutrino™®.

In addition to Prism ISP, Teledyne FLIR has also enhanced Prism AI. This powerful, efficient perception software enables classification, object detection, and object tracking in thermal and visible light spectrums. Prism AI now provides additional high-performance models trained on the world’s largest application-specific thermal image datasets, including ground intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), air-to-ground, and counter-drone applications, complementing the automotive software library announced last year.

Prism ISP is critical to thermal-based AI system development, offering an unprecedented performance while reducing development costs,” said Dan Walker, vice president, product management, Teledyne FLIR. “Within our end-to-end, computational imaging ecosystem featuring Prism AI, Teledyne FLIR can now support a wider array of projects and custom development that utilize low-power, embedded processors at the edge.”

To learn more about Prism software, visit

To talk to a Teledyne FLIR representative about Prism ISP and the rest of its AI development ecosystem, visit Teledyne FLIR booth number 1003 at AUSA in Washington, D.C., October 9-11.


About Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, is a world leader in intelligent sensing solutions for defense and industrial applications with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company creates advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit or follow @flir. 


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