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BOSON 320 PERFORMANCE GRADE THERMAL CAMERA CORE

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FLIR Boson™ – the search is over

The FLIR Boson 320 performance grade 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: 640x512 or 320x256. Boson is available with lots of different lenses, so you’re sure to find a configuration that’s just right for your next project.


Why Boson?

Thermal Camera Core with Revolutionary Size, Weight & Power (SWaP)

Its remarkably low SWaP (starting at just 7.5 grams and 4.9 cm3) and extreme flexibility lets you trade features for power consumption

Powerful FLIR XIR Video Processing – An Industry-Leading System-on-a-Chip

FLIR’s expandable infrared video processing with embedded industry-standard interfaces empowers advanced processing and analytics

Premium Brand at Value Price

Boson new design lets FLIR bring you high resolution cameras at low resolution prices

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.

Applications

Handheld thermal-imaging systems for first responders, military/paramilitary, and thermography

Security & surveillance systems

UAV & robotic vision

Navigation

Obstacle Avoidance

Automotive driver’s vision enhancement

FLIR Boson™ Optics

Fields of View for any Application

Boson is available with multiple lens options, offering eight fields of view:

92° (HFOV)2.3 mm (EFL)

1.0

20.0

33

30

50° (HFOV)4.3 mm (EFL)

1.0

20.0

27

18

34° (HFOV)6.3 mm (EFL)

1.0

20.0

27

15

24° (HFOV)9.1 mm (EFL)

1.0

20.0

27

15

16° (HFOV)13.8 mm (EFL)

1.0

26.0

28

38

12° (HFOV)18 mm (EFL)

1.0

27.6

38

39

6° (HFOV)36 mm (EFL)

1.0

51.0

64

127

4° (HFOV)55 mm (EFL)

1.0

68.4

75

189

95° (HFOV)4.9 mm (EFL)

1.1

32.0

50

59

50° (HFOV)8.7 mm (EFL)

1.0

26.0

46

71

32° (HFOV)14 mm (EFL)

1.0

26.0

35

27

24° (HFOV)18 mm (EFL)

1.0

27.6

38

41

18° (HFOV)24 mm (EFL)

1.0

37.0

45

53

12° (HFOV)36 mm (EFL)

1.0

51.0

64

133

8° (HFOV)55 mm (EFL)

1.0

68.4

75

192

6° (HFOV)73 mm (EFL)

1.1

82.0

100

396

FLIR Boson™ Accessories

Accessories to get you started immediately

Connecting 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, 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

Sensor technology

Uncooled VOx microbolometer

Scence Dynamic Range (Gain Mode in parentheses)

to +140 °C (high) to +500 °C (low)

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)

Solar protection

Integral

Continuous Electronic Zoom

1X to 8X zoom

Image Orientation

Adjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip) (See note 1)

Symbol overlay

Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay

Snapshots

Full-frame snapshot, SDIO interface to support removable media (See note 1)

Lens options

8 lens options for 640 resolution8 lens options for 320 resolutionSee Optics tab for details

Input voltage

3.3 VDC

Power dissipation

Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW

Video channels

CMOS or USB2

Control channels

UART or USB

Peripheral channels

I2C, SPI, SDIO (See note 1)

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

Non-operating temperature range

-50°C to 105°C

Shock

1,500 g @ 0.4 msec

Operational altitude

12 km (max altitude of a commercial airliner or airborne platform)

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