LWIR Micro Thermal Camera Module


Model: Lepton 3, 160×120, 56° with shutter
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The FLIR Lepton® is a radiometric-capable LWIR camera solution that is smaller than a dime, fits inside a smartphone, and is one tenth the cost of traditional IR cameras. Using focal plane arrays of either 160x120 or 80x60 active pixels, Lepton easily integrates into native mobile-devices and other electronics as an IR sensor or thermal imager. The radiometric Lepton captures accurate, calibrated, and noncontact temperature data in every pixel of each image.

Change the Way You See the World!

  • Enhanced IR Sensor

    Radiometry, unbeatable SWaP for mobile devices, and greater sensitivity than common thermopile arrays

  • Micro Thermal Imager

    Uncooled thermal imaging for mobile devices, unattended sensors, and small electronics designs.

  • Easy Integration

    Simplifies development and manufacturing of thermal-enabled devices

Effective Frame Rate
8.8 Hz (commercial application exportable)
Input Clock
25-MHz nominal, CMOS IO Voltage Levels
Output Format
User-selectable 14-bit, 8-bit (AGC applied), or 24-bit RGB (AGC and colorization applied)
Pixel Size
12 µm
Scene Dynamic Range
Low Gain Mode: up to 450°C; High Gain Mode: up to 150°C
Spectral Range
Longwave infrared, 8 µm to 14 µm
Temperature Compensation
Automatic. Output image independent of camera temperature.
Thermal Sensitivity
<50 mK (0.050° C)
Connections & Communications
Video Data Interface
Video over SPI
Electrical & Mechanical
Control Port
CCI (I2C-like), CMOS IO Voltage Levels
Package Dimensions - Socket Version (w x l x h)
10.50 × 12.701 × 7.14 mm
Mechanical Interface
32–pin socket interface to standard Molex® socket
Environmental & Approvals
Non-Operating Temperature Range
-40 °C to +80 °C
Optimum Temperature Range
-10 °C to +65 °C
1500 G @ 0.4 ms
Imaging & Optical
Array format
160 x 120, progressive scan
FOV - Diagonal
FOV - Horizontal
56° (nominal)
Image Optimization
Factory configured and fully automated
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)
Automatic with shutter
Sensor Technology
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Solar protection
Input Supply Voltage
2.8 V, 1.2 V, 2.8 V to 3.1 V IO
Power Dissipation
140 mW(operating), 650 mW (during shutter event), 4 mW (standby)

Lepton - Model: Lepton 3, 160×120, 56° with shutter

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