Compact LWIR Thermal Camera Core

Boson

Model: Boson 640, 95° (HFOV) 4,9 mm
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The Boson® longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera cores set a new standard for size, weight, power, and performance. Its 12µm pitch vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled detector, comes in two resolutions — 640x512 or 320x256 — and it's available with lots of different lenses, so you're sure to find a configuration that's just right for your next project. Boson's advanced image processing, video analytics, peripheral sensor drivers, and industry-standard communication interfaces make integration easy.

Make Something Big - With Something Small

  • Revolutionary Size, Weight & Power (SWaP)

    Its SWaP (starting at just 7.5 grams and 4.9 cm3) and extreme flexibility lets you trade features for power consumption.

  • 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.

Specifications
Overview
Pixel Pitch
12 µm
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass.
Size
21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens
Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
Thermal Sensitivity
<40 mK (Industrial); <50 mK (Professional); <60 mK (Consumer)
Weight
7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)
Electrical & Mechanical
Control Channels
UART or USB
Peripheral Channels
I2C, SPI, SDIO
Video Channels
CMOS or USB2
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)
Shock
1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Imaging & Optical
Array format
640 x 512
Continuous Electronic Zoom
1X to 8X zoom
f-number
1.1
Full Frame Rate
60Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Image Orientation
Adjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip)
Lens Options
640 x 512 95° (HFOV)4.9 mm (EFL)
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)
Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Sensor Technology
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Slow Frame Rate
≤9 Hz available
Snapshots
Full-frame snapshot, SDIO interface to support removable media
Solar protection
Integral
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Scence Dynamic Range [Gain Mode in parentheses]
to +140 °C (high) to +500 °C (low)
Power
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW

Boson - Model: Boson 640, 95° (HFOV) 4,9 mm

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