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Uncooled, Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera Module

Boson®

Model: Boson 320, 34° (HFOV) 6.3 mm - Radiometry Go to Product Support
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Made in the USA, and ITAR-free, the Boson longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM thermal camera module set the standard for size, weight, power, and performance (SWaP). Utilizing Teledyne FLIR's advanced image processing and several industry-standard communication interfaces, Boson enables applications from firefighting to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), security, and automotive development kits, all for as little as 600 mW.

The 12 µm uncooled detector comes in two resolutions – 640 × 512 or 320 × 256 – and multiple frame rate options. Radiometric models offer absolute temperature measurement. With multiple lens configurations also available, Boson offers the widest range of LWIR models from Teledyne FLIR and the most flexibility to integration programs. The easy-to-use Boson SDK, user-friendly GUI, and comprehensive product integration documentation further simplify OEM integrated into higher-level systems.

For a plug-and-play sensitivity upgrade, the new Boson+, provides an industry-leading NeDT of <20 mK.

  • Industry-Leading Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) with Radiometry

    A full-featured VGA and QVGA LWIR thermal camera modules starting at 7.5 grams and <4.9 cm³

  • Proven Performance and Widely Deployed

    Consistent performance, flexibility, and availability of the widest range of LWIR model configurations from Teledyne FLIR

  • Designed for Integrators

    Shared mechanical/electrical compatibility across all Boson provides plug-and-play with existing designs


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Boson Comparison

 
Boson+
Boson
  Resolution
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 in the first quarter of 2024 on 640 x 512 and 320 x 256 resolution models. Yes
  Low-Gain Mode Available
Yes Yes
  Shutterless OptionS
Yes Yes

 

THE TELEDYNE FLIR ADVANTAGE

Integrating Teledyne FLIR thermal camera modules is now easier with our library of how-to-videos, application notes, and our comprehensive support center with product drawings, datasheets, and more!

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The Power of Boson

With nearly sixty models, the ITAR-Free Boson family represents the most dynamic, highest-performing uncooled thermal imaging technology in the Teledyne FLIR portfolio.

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Boson Lens Selector Tool

3 easy steps to determine the best camera focal length for your application!

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Prism

The end-to-end computational imaging ecosystem that supports various AI-powered object detection and tracking capabilities and advanced image processing.

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GUI 3.0 for Boson

The Boson GUI provides the ability to quickly access radiometry settings critical to high-speed integration cycles, balancing schedule, cost, and performance.

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Specifications
Thermal Imaging Detector
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Pixel Size
12 µm
Frame Rate Options
60Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Thermal Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
Scene Temperature Range
to 140 °C (high gain) to 500 °C (low gain)
Temperature Accuracy
±5° C accuracy or less, depending upon operating conditions.
Performance
Scene Temperature Range
to 140 °C (high gain) to 500 °C (low gain)
Thermal Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
Radiometry
Temperature Accuracy
±5° C accuracy or less, depending upon operating conditions.
Imaging & Optical
Array format
320 x 256
Digital Zoom
1x to 8x zoom
f-number
1.0
Frame Rate Options
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 Size
12 µm
Slow Video Option [factory configured]
<9 Hz available
Snapshots
Full-frame snapshot via Boson GUI
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Thermal Imaging Detector
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Thermal Sensitivity
<40 mK (Industrial); <50 mK (Professional); <60 mK (Consumer)
Connections & Communications
Control Channels
UART or USB
Peripheral Channels
I2C, SPI, SDIO
Video Channels
CMOS or USB2
Electrical
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW
Mechanical
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover)
Size (w/o lens)
21 × 21 × 11 mm
Weight
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)
Shock
1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Solar protection
Integral
Export Designations
ECCN Code
6A003.b.4.b (Fast Video, 60Hz)
6A993.A (Slow Video, 9Hz)
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+
Video Interfaces with FLIR Boson and Boson+
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Export Restrictions

Export Restrictions

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.

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