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High Performance, Uncooled, Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera Module

Made in the USA, and ITAR-free, the Boson+ sets the standard for longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM thermal camera performance and size, weight, and power (SWaP). It features an industry-leading thermal sensitivity of less than or equal to (≤)20 mK and an upgraded automatic gain control (AGC) filter delivering dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness. Lower video latency enhances tracking, seeker performance, and decision support. Radiometry will be available in the third quarter of 2024 on 640 x 512 and 320 x 256 resolution models.

Boson+ maintains the widely-deployed Boson mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces enabling a plug-and-play upgrade. New models also include factory-integrated continuous zooms lenses to streamline development and maximize performance. With customer-selectable USB, CMOS, or MIPI video interfaces, it is easier than ever to integrate Boson+ into a wider range of embedded processors from Qualcomm, Ambarella, and more. The user-friendly Boson SDK, GUI, and comprehensive product integration documentation further simplify OEM integration. Enhanced thermal performance and industry-leading reliability provide low-risk development, making Boson+ ideal for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), wearables, security applications, handhelds, and thermal sights.

Boson®+ CZ 14-75

High Performance, Uncooled, Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera Module

Made in the USA, and ITAR-free, the Boson+ CZ 14-75 combines Teledyne FLIR’s Boson+ world-class longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM camera module and 5x continuous zoom (CZ) lens offering a high–performance imaging solution. It features an industry-leading thermal sensitivity of ≤20 mK and an upgraded automatic gain control (AGC) filter delivering dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness. The high-performance lens and control electronics maintain focus through zoom and provide real-time thermal gradient compensation as well as flexibility for user-defined command syntax and expansion for additional features.

The Boson+ camera module and 14 mm to 75 mm CZ lens are designed for each other, providing optimal performance and a single system warranty only achievable from a single source. The factory-integrated system lowers development and manufacturing risk and improves time-to-market, making the reliable Boson+ CZ 14-75 ideal for unmanned aerial vehicles, perimeter surveillance, light armored vehicle situational awareness and targeting, and soldier sighting systems.


Uncooled, Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera Module

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.


LWIR Micro Thermal Camera Module

Made in the USA, and ITAR-free, the Lepton is the highest production volume longwave infrared camera module in the world. Compact and cost-effective, Lepton has enabled thermal innovation adopted by millions of customers. Lepton offers multiple resolutions, four field-of-view (FOV) options, and absolute temperature output on specific models.

Teledyne FLIR continuously enhances the online Lepton integration toolbox to reduce development costs and shorten market time. Application notes, integration videos, quick start guides, and complementary source code for testing on Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone ensure efficient integration. For advanced, large-volume programs, the Technical Services team can support licensing MyFLIR® application software and image enhancing MSX® and Vivid-IR™.

Lepton’s low-power consumption, unmatched image quality, and integration support enable innovative product development in mobile, small electronics, and unattended sensors for smart buildings, fire detection, occupancy tracking, equipment condition monitoring, and more.

Quark 2

Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera

A quantum leap ahead in the design and capability of longwave thermal camera cores, Quark® 2 provides leading-edge imaging performance and reliability in an affordable, compact, lightweight package. Available in 640 resolution with 17-micron pixels, Quark is designed for years of maintenance-free operation with high shock and vibration tolerance. Now, it offers a host of new features, including support options for 640/60Hz frame rates and a new suite of powerful image processing modes.

Tau® 2+

Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module with Enhanced Performance and Increased Sensitivity

Made in USA, and ITAR-free, the Tau 2+ is the most advanced, highest performance longwave infrared (LWIR) Tau 2 camera model from Teledyne FLIR. It maintains the widely deployed and real-world-tested Tau 2 mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces allowing plug-and-play with existing designs. Its new 1.5× sensitivity improvement and an entirely redesigned image processing engine deliver dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness.

Tau 2+ is the go-to thermal camera module for the most challenging environments, including detection of the smallest, hardest to find targets over long distances. Enhanced LWIR thermal performance and market-leading reliability provide low-risk development in the short run and the long run, making it the ideal camera module for unmanned vehicles, security applications, and thermal sights.

The Tau2+ is an OEM camera module that is intended to be integrated into a higher level system.


Longwave Thermal Camera Module

FLIR Muon® is a calibrated uncooled thermal camera subassembly developed for thermal product OEMs to integrate with their own image processing, packaging and optical solutions. A thermal camera "engine" perfectly optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP), FLIR Muon only requires standard imaging device power and communication protocols to generate corrected CMOS video out

Tau® 2

Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module

Made in USA, and ITAR-free, the Tau 2 OEM thermal imaging cameras offer an unmatched combination of features and reliability, making them well-suited for demanding applications including unmanned vehicles, thermal sights, and handheld imagers. Improved electronics provide powerful image processing modes that dramatically improve detail and contrast through continuous histogram equalization. Radiometry is available in every pixel for both 640 × 512 and 336 × 256 resolutions and all three camera grade levels. All Tau 2 configurations share electrical, mechanical, and optical interfaces allowing integrations to be designed that work seamlessly with all formats.

Available in Commercial, Performance, and Industrial variants, each with unique sensitivity and pixel operability thresholds to meet operational requirements. Radiometry is an optional feature for Performance-grade cameras, and standard feature with Industrial-grade. All Tau 2 configurations and resolutions share electrical, mechanical, and optical interfaces allowing integrations to be designed that work seamlessly with all formats.

Hadron 640 Series

High Performance, Dual Thermal and Visible OEM Camera Module

The ITAR-free Hadron™ 640 series pairs a 64MP visible camera with a performance-leading 640x512 resolution radiometric Boson® or Boson+ thermal camera in a single easy-to-integrate module. With a size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimized design, it is an ideal dual sensor payload for integration into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), robotic platforms, and emerging AI applications utilizing Teledyne FLIR Prism™ software.

Hadron 640 models share mechanical and electrical interfaces simplifying design. Compatible with Teledyne FLIR’s Prism AI detection, tracking, and classification models and Prism ISP libraries for super-resolution, turbulence mitigation, contrast enhancement, and more, Hadron 640 series enables effective AI-based applications. With drivers available for market leading processors from NVIDIA®, Qualcomm®, and more plus industry-leading integration support, Hadron 640 also reduces development cost and shortens time to market.

Evaluate Prism with the Hadron 640R using the Prism Development Kit for Qualcomm RB5 today.

Hadron 640 Development Kits

Development Kits for Hadron 640 Dual Camera Module

Hadron 640 development kits pair the performance-leading Hadron 640 series with development hardware and software drivers to quickly integrate with the Qualcomm® RB5, NVIDIA® Jetson Nano, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, or the FLIR AVP.

The development kits enable integrators to start imaging and controlling the infrared thermal and visible camera in hours, saving potentially weeks of development time and cost. Hadron 640 includes a 640x512 radiometric resolution Boson® or Boson+ providing the ability to see through total darkness, smoke, most fog, and glare as well as take the temperature of every pixel in the scene.

The 64MP visible camera enables long-distance imaging and AI and machine learning for intelligent sensing applications. With a size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimized design and the rapid development kits, the Hadron 640 is the ideal dual sensor payload for integration into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), robotic platforms, and AI-ready applications where battery life and run-time are mission critical.

Hadron 320

Pre-integrated RGB / Thermal Module

The FLIR® Hadron™ 320 is SWaP+C optimized RGB/Thermal module designed for simplicity and performance. This light weight, low power, compact form factor includes a 12MP RGB camera, Boson thermal camera (with shutter), complete integration of IMU and can operate at up to 60 Hz. Hadron’s design ensuring maximum battery life and run time, especially when saving space and weight matter. With addition of this small module you can offer your customers the power of thermal.

LWIR Zoom Lens Assemblies

Lenses for Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) Cameras for 8-14 µm

Teledyne FLIR custom and off-the-shelf long-wave infrared (LWIR) continuous zoom (CZ) optical assemblies and lenses are for integrators and operators who do not compromise on quality. All lens assemblies have near diffraction limited performance and include advanced features that ensure continuous focus through the zoom.

Formerly New England Optical Systems (NEOS) and now part of Teledyne FLIR, the world-class technical services team provides product support and can also develop new or customize existing lens assemblies for a camera, application, and mission. Designed to maximize infrared-camera performance, the LWIR CZ lens assemblies provide the competitive advantages required in the field and marketspace for a wide range of defense, security, and commercial applications.


Thermal Vision for ADAS and AV Developers

Thermal infrared cameras are the best sensor technology for pedestrian and animal detection, day or night. The FLIR ADK is a cost-effective way to develop the next generation of automotive thermal vision in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). ADK provides the critical data needed to improve automated decision-making in vehicle safety functions, including automatic emergency braking (AEB). The rugged, IP67-rated enclosure incorporates a heated window for all-weather driving. With GMSL, USB, and FPD-Link interface options available from Teledyne FLIR, integration is plug-and-play.

PathFindIR II

Driver Vision Enhancement System for Today’s Vehicles

PathFindIR II is a powerful thermal night vision system that helps you clearly see road hazards in total darkness, and it will alert you to nearby vehicles, people, and animals. Headlights typically illuminate about 450 feet straight ahead, but PathFindIR II detects heat without a need for light, allowing you to see up to four times farther down the road. You’ll have visibility through dust, smoke, or fog, and better capability to avoid an accident.

Multiple configurations are available for all PathFindIR II models including animal detection (AD), pedestrian detection (PD), and logo branding.

The end-of-sale date to order the affected product is June 30, 2023. Customers who acquire new product will continue to receive support from Teledyne FLIR until Dec 19, 2025. See the EOL notice below for additional details.


SWaP-Optimized SOM for Prism

The AVP, a size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimized advanced video processor, provides best-in-class artificial intelligence performance for thermal infrared and visible camera perception systems. It incorporates the latest Qualcomm® QCS8550, the industry’s most advanced mobile processor system on chip (SoC) featuring up to 48 TOPS inference compute performance. The QCS8550 is part of Qualcomm’s Product Longevity Program, ensuring future-proof product stability.

The AVP is designed to efficiently run Teledyne FLIR Prism AI software providing detection, classification, and target tracking and Prism ISP algorithms including super resolution, image fusion, atmospheric turbulence removal, electronic stabilization, local-contrast enhancement, and noise reduction. Prism software runs efficiently on the AVP leveraging the available system on module (SoM) functions to provide critical edge AI capabilities for automotive, airborne, unmanned, counter-UAS (CUAS), perimeter security, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

Prism AI

Object Detection and Tracking Software Libraries

Prism AI is a collection of software libraries that enable classification, object detection, and object tracking operating on low-power embedded processors from Qualcomm and NVIDIA. The Teledyne FLIR perception software and powerful, efficient embedded processors enable developers to bring decision support and computational imaging to the edge.

Compatible with Teledyne FLIR market-leading thermal modules, including Boson®, Tau® 2, Hadron™ 640R, and Neutrino®, Prism AI provides high-performance models trained on the world’s largest application-specific thermal image datasets. Perception software models are available for automotive, ground ISR, air-to-ground, and counter-drone applications.

Prism Development Kit for Qualcomm® RB5

Prism Software and IR Camera Evaluation Kit

The Prism Development Kit for Qualcomm RB5 enables system engineers to evaluate Prism ISP and Prism AI with the output of Teledyne FLIR’s Hadron™ thermal imaging camera modules. Prism ISP software includes image fusion, super resolution, turbulence mitigation, electronic imaging stabilization, 16-to-8-bit tone mapping, and local contrast enhancement (LCE). Prism AI features a mature perception software that includes object classification, object detection, object tracking, and fine-grained classification trained on the world’s largest thermal image data lake with over 5 million annotation assets.

The development kit includes Teledyne FLIR’s Hadron dual visible and thermal camera module, all necessary cables, and the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 QRB5165 system on chip (SoC), the most popular and efficient mobile processor for digital imaging, bringing unprecedented capabilities to Teledyne FLIR thermal camera module integrators.

Prism ISP

Advanced Computational Image Processing Software

Prism ISP is a collection of image signal processing (ISP) software libraries that include super-resolution, electronic image stabilization, image fusion, turbulence mitigation, noise reduction, and more. Compiled to run on low-power embedded processors from Qualcomm and NVIDIA, enabling developers to bring computational imaging to the edge while improving performance, lowering development costs, and shortening time to market.

Prism ISP is compatible with Teledyne FLIR market-leading thermal cores including Boson®, Tau® 2, Hadron™, and Neutrino®. The ISP libraries enable integrators to leverage high-performance ISP algorithms that dramatically enhance the viewed image quality and AI capabilities of world-class infrared camera modules for defense, industrial, and commercial applications.

Prism™ AI - Auto

Detection and Tracking Software Framework for Automotive Perception System Development

Prism AI - Auto is a software framework that provides classification, object detection, and object tracking enabling perception engineers to quickly start integrating thermal cameras for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems. Developers can use Prism AI as the primary perception software or as reference while taking advantage of camera calibration tools, along with visible-and-thermal fusion and advanced image processing capabilities that offer superior perception capability, especially for pedestrian and animal detection.

Compatible with Teledyne FLIR market-leading thermal cameras including Boson®, Tau® 2, and the FLIR ADK, Prism AI features camera-to-ECU authentication, a key requirement for automotive production deployment. Prism AI tools provide simplified data integration with Teledyne FLIR Conservator™ dataset development software as well as the industry’s largest thermal-and-visible training dataset. The combination of validated models with successful performance in NCAP-based automatic emergency braking (AEB) tests, AI tools, ONNX model plugins, and annotation services decreases development cost and shortens time to market for a thermal-enabled ADAS or AV systems.