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


Model: Boson Plus 320, 12° (HFOV) 18 mm Go to Product Support
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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. The upgraded automatic gain control (AGC) filter and new DDE+ deliver dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness. Lower video latency enhances tracking, seeker performance, and decision support.

Boson+ is a plug-and-play upgrade widely-deployed Boson and include optional factory-integrated continuous zoom 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 wide range of embedded processors from Qualcomm, Ambarella, and more. The user-friendly SDK, updated GUI, and comprehensive product documentation further simplify OEM integration for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), wearables, security applications, handhelds, and thermal sights.

Sensitive, Sharp & SWaP

  • Market-leading Thermal Sensitivity, Contrast, and Latency

    NEDT of ≤20 mK extends detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) performance

  • Optimized Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)

    Full-featured LWIR thermal camera module just 7.5 grams and less than 4.9 cm³

  • Designed for Integrators

    Shared mechanical, electrical, and video interface across all Boson models

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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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GUI 4.6.6 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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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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Pixel Size
12 µm
Frame Rate Options
60Hz default; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Thermal Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
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 default; 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
Scene Dynamic Range
to 150 °C (high gain) to 350 °C (low gain)
Full-frame snapshot via Boson GUI
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Thermal Sensitivity
<20 mK (Industrial); <30 mK (Professional)
Connections & Communications
Control Channels
Peripheral Channels
Video Channels
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 600 mW
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover)
Size (w/o lens)
21 x 21 x 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
Yes, when integrated with factory lens
Export Designations
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+
SPIE DCS 2023 - Boson+ CZ
Video Interfaces with FLIR Boson and Boson+
Your Guide to Boson+ GUI 4.2
How to Interface with FLIR Boson and Boson+
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