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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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The Boson longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM thermal camera module sets the standard for size, weight, power, and performance (SWaP). Utilizing FLIR's advanced image processing and several industry-standard communication interfaces, Boson enables applications from firefighting to unmanned aerial vehicles and automotive development kits, all for as little as 800mW. The 12 µm pitch Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled detector comes in two resolutions – 640 × 512 or 320 × 256. Both resolutions are available with multiple lens configurations, adding flexibility to integration programs. Radiometric models are also available with absolute temperature measurement in select configurations. The Boson is an OEM camera module that is intended to be integrated into a higher level system.

  • 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

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VGA: 640 × 512
QVGA: 320 × 256
VGA: 640 × 512
QVGA: 320 × 256
  Pixel Size
12 μm
  Spectral Band
8μm - 14μm
  THERMAL Sensitivity
Industrial: ≤20 mK
Professional: ≤30 mK
Industrial: ≤40 mK
Professional: ≤50 mK
Consumer: ≤60 mK
  Video Pipeline & Latency
AGC: Improved with deeper blacks
Latency: <6 ms
AGC: Yes
Latency: <25 ms
  Scene Dynamic Range
High Gain: up to 150 °C
Low Gain: up to 350 °C
High Gain: <140 °C
Low Gain: <500 °C
  Frame Rate
60Hz default; 30 Hz runtime selectable 60 Hz & 9 Hz
  Radiometry Option
Available Q2 2024 on 640 x 512 and 320 x 256 resolution models. Yes
  Low-Gain Mode Available
Yes Yes
  Shutterless OptionS
Yes Yes



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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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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
Continuous Electronic Zoom
1X to 8X zoom
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
Mounting Features
320 x 256 4° (HFOV) 55 mm (EFL)
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
Export Designations
6A003.b.4.b (Fast Video, 60Hz)
6A993.A (Slow Video, 9Hz)
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