Boson®

Compact LWIR Thermal Camera Core

The Boson® longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera cores set a new standard for size, weight, power, and performance. Its 12µm pitch vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled detector, comes in two resolutions — 640×512 or 320×256 — and it’s available with lots of different lenses, so you’re sure to find a configuration that’s just right for your next project. Boson’s advanced image processing, video analytics, peripheral sensor drivers, and industry-standard communication interfaces make integration easy.

Boson

Thermal Imager FLIR Boson
Sensor Technology Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Array Format 320 × 256 or 640 × 512
Pixel Pitch 12 μm
Spectral Range Longwave infrared: 7.5 µm – 14 µm
Thermal Sensitivity <40 mK (Industrial); <50 mK (Professional); <60 mK (Consumer)
Full Frame Rate, Slow Frame Rate 60 Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable, ≤9 Hz available
Non-uniformity Correction (NUC) Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Solar Protection Integral
Continuous Electronic Zoom 2X zoom
Symbol Overlay Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Optics
Array Format
Horizontal Field of View (HFOV); Effective Focal Length
320 × 256 640 × 512
92°; 2.3 mm 95°; 4.9 mm
50°; 4.3 mm 50°; 8.7 mm
34°; 6.3 mm 32°; 14 mm
24°; 9.1 mm 24°; 18 mm
16°; 14 mm 18°; 24 mm
12°; 18 mm 12°; 36 mm
6°; 36 mm 8.0°; 55 mm
4°; 55 mm 6°; 73 mm
Physical Attributes
Size 21 × 21 × 11 mm (0.83 x 0.83 x 0.43 in) without lens or 640-model shutter
Weight 7.5 g (0.26 oz) without lens or 640-model shutter
Precision Mounting Holes Four tapped M160.35 (rear cover)
Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds 7.5 g
Interfacing
Input Voltage 3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation (Peak) Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW
Video Channels CMOS or USB-2
Control Channels UART or USB
Configurable GPIO Up to 11; user configurable
Environmental
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)
Non-Operating Temperature Range -50°C to 105°C (-58°F to 221°F)
Shock 1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Operational Altitude 12,192 m (40,000 ft)