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High Performance, Uncooled, Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera Module


Model: Boson Plus 320, 12° (HFOV) 18 mm Go to Product Support
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Made in the USA, the Boson+ sets the standard for longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM thermal camera performance and size, weight, and power (SWaP). It features an industry-leading thermal sensitivity of less than or equal to (≤)20 mK and an upgraded automatic gain control (AGC) filter delivering dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness. Lower video latency enhances tracking, seeker performance, and decision support. Radiometry will be available in the fourth quarter of 2023 on 640 x 512 and 320 x 256 resolution models.

Boson+ maintains the widely-deployed Boson mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces enabling a plug-and-play upgrade. New models also include factory-integrated continuous zooms lenses to streamline development and maximize performance. With customer-selectable USB, CMOS, or MIPI video interfaces, it is easier than ever to integrate Boson+ into a wider range of embedded processors from Qualcomm, Ambarella, and more. The user-friendly Boson SDK, GUI, and comprehensive product integration documentation further simplify OEM integration. Enhanced thermal performance and industry-leading reliability provide low-risk development, making Boson+ ideal for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), wearables, security applications, handhelds, and thermal sights.

Sensitive, Sharp & SWaP

  • Market-leading Thermal Sensitivity, Contrast, and Latency

    NEDT of ≤20 mK extends detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) performance

  • Optimized Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)

    Full-featured LWIR thermal camera module just 7.5 grams and less than 4.9 cm³

  • Plug-and-Play Upgrade

    Shared mechanical, electrical, and video interface across all Boson models

Boson Comparison

VGA: 640 × 512
QVGA: 320 × 256
VGA: 640 × 512
QVGA: 320 × 256
  Pixel Size
12 μm
  Spectral Band
8μm - 14μm
  THERMAL Sensitivity
Industrial: ≤20 mK
Professional: ≤30 mK
Industrial: ≤40 mK
Professional: ≤50 mK
Consumer: ≤60 mK
  Video Pipeline & Latency
AGC: Improved with deeper blacks
Latency: <6 ms
AGC: Yes
Latency: <25 ms
  Scene Dynamic Range
High Gain: up to 150 °C
Low Gain: up to 350 °C
High Gain: <140 °C
Low Gain: <500 °C
  Frame Rate
60Hz default; 30 Hz runtime selectable 60 Hz & 9 Hz
  Radiometry Option
Available on select models in the fourth quarter of 2023 Yes
  Low-Gain Mode Available
Yes Yes
  Shutterless OptionS
Yes Yes


Pixel Size
12 µm
Frame Rate Options
60Hz default; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Thermal Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
Thermal Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
Imaging & Optical
Array format
320 × 256
Digital Zoom
1x to 8x zoom
Frame Rate Options
60Hz default; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Image Orientation
Adjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip)
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)
Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Pixel Size
12 µm
Scene Dynamic Range
to 150 °C (high gain) to 350 °C (low gain)
Full-frame snapshot via Boson GUI
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Thermal Sensitivity
<20 mK (Industrial); <30 mK (Professional)
Connections & Communications
Control Channels
Peripheral Channels
Video Channels
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 600 mW
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover)
Size (w/o lens)
21 x 21 x 11 mm
7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)
Environmental & Approvals
Non-Operating Temperature Range
-50° C to 85° 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
Solar protection
Yes, when integrated with factory lens

Media gallery

3rd Party Lens Calibration with FLIR Boson and Boson+
AGC Tuning with FLIR Boson and Boson+
MIPI Integration with FLIR Boson and Boson+
Setting Up Radiometry with FLIR Boson and Boson+
Software Integration with FLIR Boson and Boson+
SPIE DCS 2023 - Boson+ CZ
Video Interfaces with FLIR Boson and Boson+
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The information contained in this page pertains to products that may be subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R. Sections 120-130) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. Sections 730-774) depending upon specifications for the final product; jurisdiction and classification will be provided upon request.

Boson®+ - Model: Boson Plus 320, 12° (HFOV) 18 mm

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