FLIR Boson™ – the search is over
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’s XIR™ expandable infrared video processing architecture gives Boson advanced image processing, video analytics, peripheral sensor drivers, and several industry-standard communication interfaces that make it easy to integrate while keeping power consumption low.
Its remarkable imaging performance begins with Boson’s 12µm pitch vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled detector, which comes in two resolutions: 640×512 or 320×256. Boson is available with lots of different lenses, so you’re sure to find a configuration that’s just right for your next project.
Imagine what you can do with Boson
Boson takes your next generation of thermal imaging products off the white board and makes them a reality. Its combination of ground-breaking SWaP, state-of-the-art imaging, and wide range of built-in image processing and interface capabilities make Boson the obvious choice.
Whether you’re designing cameras for drones, security, firefighting, thermal sights, or handheld imagers, Boson is small, light, and powerful enough to enable your most innovative designs. Boson’s competitive price and flexible integration options dramatically shorten design cycles, opening up entirely new possibilities for any thermal sensor-based product you can imagine.
- Handheld thermal-imaging systems for first responders, military/paramilitary, and thermography
- Security & surveillance systems
- UAV & robotic vision
- Obstacle Avoidance
- Automotive driver’s vision enhancement
Powerful camera control & configuration
Remotely control up to two camera functions with PWM inputs and configure your camera’s recording and control settings over Bluetooth with the intuitive FLIR app for easy setup in any application.
|Sensor technology||Uncooled VOx microbolometer|
|Array format||640 x 512 or 320 × 256|
|Pixel pitch||12 µm|
|Spectral range||Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm|
|Thermal Sensitivity||<40 mK (Industrial); <50 mK (Professional); <60 mK (Consumer)|
|Full Frame Rates||60Hz 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™)|
|Continuous Zoom||Yes (digital)|
|Symbol overlay||Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay|
|Lens options||7 lens options for 640 resolution
8 lens options for 320 resolution
See Optics tab for details
|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|
|Size||21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens|
|Weight||7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)|
|Precision mounting holes||Four tapped M16x0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass.|
|Operating temperature range||-40°C to 80°C (Industrial & Professional grades), -20°C to +65°C (Consumer)|
|Non-operating temperature range||-50°C to 85°C|
|Shock||1,500 g @ 0.4 msec|
|Operational altitude||12 km|
FLIR Boson™ Optics
Fields of View for any Application
Boson is available with multiple lens options, offering eight fields of view:
|320 x 256||f/#||Max Diameter||Camera Length||Camera Weight|
2.3 mm (EFL)
4.3 mm (EFL)
6.3 mm (EFL)
FLIR Boson™ Accessories
Accessories to get you started immediately
Integrating to a thermal camera has never been easier. With the different Boson accessories, you can quickly hook up it to your PC and operate as a full webcam, or you can use Boson’s development board to get complete access to Boson’s 80-pin connector and access the camera’s full power.
|USB/Analog VPC Kit||Single USB interface to Boson camera turns Boson into a webcam. Custom cable provides analog video|
|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|
Boson 320 is now available