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Uncooled, Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera Module


Model: Boson 320, 4° (HFOV) 55 mm Go to Product Support
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Made in the USA, 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

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)
Scene Temperature Range
to 140 °C (high gain) to 500 °C (low gain)
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 baseline; 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
Slow Video Option [factory configured]
<9 Hz available
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
Peripheral Channels
Video Channels
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover)
Size (w/o lens)
21 × 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
Media Gallery
Setting Up Radiometry with FLIR Boson
MIPI Integration with FLIR Boson
Software Integration with FLIR Boson
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