FLIR Boson Series

FLIR Boson longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera cores set a new standard for size, weight, power, and performance. Imagine your next big idea, and bring it to life with Boson.

FLIR Boson Series


Thermal Core

Boson 320

Boson 640

Lens Options: 320 x 256 640 x 512
(Available Q4 2017)
Core Version Lens-less Version
Lens-less Version
2.3mm 92° HFoV*
4.3mm 50° HFoV*
4.9mm - 95° HFoV*
6.3mm 34° HFoV*
8.7 mm - 50° HFoV*
9.1mm 24° HFoV*
13.8mm 16° HFoV*
14mm - 32° HFoV*
18mm 12° HFoV*
24° HFoV*
25mm - 18° HFoV*
36mm 6.1° HFoV*
12° HFoV*
55mm 4.0° HFoV*
8° HFoV*
73mm - 5.5° HFoV*
*Denotes Horizontal Field of View

Boson Specifications:

Sensor Technology Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Pixel Pitch 12 µm
Spectral Range Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
Thermal Sensitivity NEdT <50 mK (Professional Version)
Full Frame Rates 60 Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Slow Frame Rate ≤9 Hz available
Non-uniformity Correction NUC Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Solar FPA Protection Yes
Continuous Digital Zoom Yes
Symbol Overlay Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Input Voltage 3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW
Video Channels CMOS or USB
Control Channels RS-232 or USB
Peripheral Channels I2C, SPI, SDIO
Configurable GPIO Up to 11; User configurable
Size 21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens
Weight 7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)
Precision Mounting Holes Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover).
Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to 80°C (Professional Version)
Non-operating Temperature Range -50°C to 85°C
Shock 1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Operational Altitude 12 km
Accessories Available:  
USB VPC Kit USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson  GUI.
USB/Analog VPC Kit USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson GUI with analog video output via BNC male connector.
Boson Development Board Full access to Boson 80-pin interface; includes USB 3, 100/GigE Ethernet, CameraLink, Serial Com, Micro SDCard, I2C, SPI, SDIO and VSYNC/RESET, GPIO
USB/CameraLink Board CameraLink and USB interface to Boson video
Lens Focus Tool Custom tool to change lens focus
Tripod Mount Custom tripod mount with 1/4-20 interface


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