Uncooled SWIR Infrared Camera Core

Boson™ SWIR

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The new FLIR Boson™ SWIR is a SWaP+C Optimized Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) camera core. Designed as an integrated system from the focal plane array (FPA) up, the Boson SWIR uses FLIR InGaAs FPA technology and uncooled (TEC-less) temperature compensation to optimize SWaP+C and ease of integration into an OEM system. It produces superb imagery using a 640 × 512 format 15µm pixel pitch FPA in the SWIR and Vis-SWIR spectrum.

Size, Weight and Power + Cost (SWaP+C) Optimized

  • Compact and configurable VGA

    InGaAs 640 × 512/15µm pixel pitch FPA, <21 × 21 × 28 mm and 15.5 grams lensless, low power consumption with <1.6W @ 21°C, rugged construction and wide operational temperature rating -20°C to +60°C

  • Simplify & shorten time to market

    Built-in support for physical and protocol level industry standards including USB2, full suite of hardware accessories, FLIR XIR expandable infrared video processing architecture and a robust SDK, classified under US Department of Commerce jurisdiction as EAR 6A003.b.4.a

  • FLIR performance, reliability & support

    Industry’s most advanced SWaP+C-optimized image processing, commercially developed, military qualified (CDMQ), uncooled FPA temperature compensation (TEC-less), highly qualified FLIR Technical Services team to support integration

Detector Type
Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)
Pixel Pitch
15 µm
Precision Mounting Holes
M1.6 × 0.35 on 2 sides, 2 per side
Size (L x W x H)
<21 × 21 × 28 mm
Spectral Range
0.9 – 1.7 µm (SWIR); 0.6 – 1.7 µm (Vis-SWIR)
Electrical & Mechanical
Control Channels
ESD Protection
Video Channels
Environmental & Approvals
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to +60°C with correct heatsink
1500g @ 0.4 msec
Imaging & Optical
Active Area
9.6 × 7.68 mm
Array format
640 × 512
Full Frame Rate
Lens Mount
M18 mount, C-mount adapter available
>99.5% (Industrial Spec); >99.0% (Professional Spec); >98.0% (Consumer Spec)
Optical Fill Factor
Quantum Efficiency
> 65% (Industrial Spec)
Sensor Technology
Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Core
Time to Image
<2 sec
Input Supply Voltage
3.3 VDC
Total Power Dissipation
<1.6 W (22°C)
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