FLIR Boson+ High Performance Thermal Camera Module

  • MARKET-LEADING THERMAL SENSITIVITY, CONTRAST, AND LATENCY

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

  • OPTIMISED SIZE, WEIGHT, AND POWER (SWAP)

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

  • PLUG-AND-PLAY UPGRADE

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

Description

 

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

The FLIR Boson+ sets the standard for longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM thermal camera performance and size, weight, and power (SWaP).

The FLIR Boson+ is an upgrade from the standard FLIR Boson OEM Camera Module. The Boson+ offers thermal resolution options, radiometry, and MIPI interface simplifying embedded system integration.

Key thermal camera features include:

  • Industry-leading thermal sensitivity of less than or equal to (≤)20 mK
  • Upgraded automatic gain control (AGC) filter delivering dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness
  • Lower video latency enhances tracking, seeker performance, and decision support
  • Radiometry is available on both 640 x 512 and 320 x 256 resolution models

 

FLIR Boson+ Mechanical, Electrical, and Optical Interfaces

The FLIR Boson+ maintains the widely-deployed mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces enabling a plug-and-play upgrade. With customer-selectable USB, CMOS, or MIPI video interfaces, it is easier than ever to integrate Boson+ into a wider range of embedded processors from Qualcomm, Ambarella, and more.

 

FLIR Boson+ Camera Module for Unmanned Vehicles, Drones, and Thermal Sights

The user-friendly Boson SDK, GUI, and comprehensive product integration documentation further simplify OEM integration.

Enhanced thermal performance and industry-leading reliability provide low-risk development. The Boson+ is ideal for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), wearables, security applications, handhelds, and thermal sights.

 

Market-Leading Thermal Sensitivity, Contrast, And Latency

The Boson+ has an NEDT of ≤20 mK that extends detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) performance.

  • ≤20 mK thermal sensitivity
  • Radiometric models provide absolute temperature
  • Improved latency for faster decision support
  • Upgraded AGC provides blacker blacks and whiter whites

 

Optimised Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP)

The full-featured Boson+ LWIR thermal camera module just 7.5 grams and less than 4.9 cm³.

  • Low power consumption, starting at 500 mW
  • Compact, 640×512 or 320×256 resolution, 12 µm pixel pitch LWIR microbolometer
  • Rugged construction and operating temperature rating of -40 °C to 80 °C

 

Plug and Play Upgrade

Shared mechanical, electrical, and video interfaces are offered across all Boson models.

  • Flexible USB, CMOS, and MIPI video output interfaces
  • Comprehensive product documentation and easy-to-use GUI
  • Highly-qualified Technical Services team
  • Manufactured in the USA, dual use, and classified under US Department of Commerce jurisdiction as EAR 6A003.b.4.a

 

Boson+ 320 Series Camera Options

Note – the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) for Boson 640 Series cameras with fast shutter rates is 6A003.b.4.b.

Part NumberShutterResLensFOVEFLRateGradeECCN
22320A004-6IAAXShutter320Narrow55mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320A004-6PAAXShutter320Narrow55mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320A006-6IAAXShutter320Narrow6.1°36mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320A006-6PAAXShutter320Narrow6.1°36mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320A012-6IAAXShutter320Narrow12°18mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320A012-6PAAXShutter320Narrow12°18mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320A016-6IAAXShutter320Wide16°13.8mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320A016-6PAAXShutter320Wide16°13.8mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320A024-6IAAXShutter320Wide24°9.1mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320A024-6PAAXShutter320Wide24°9.1mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320A034-6IAAXShutter320Wide34°6.3mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320A034-6IARXShutter320Wide34°6.3mmFastIR6A003.b.4.b
22320A034-6PAAXShutter320Wide34°6.3mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320A034-6PARXShutter320Wide34°6.3mmFastPR6A003.b.4.b
22320A050-6IAAXShutter320Wide50° 4.3mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320A050-6PAAXShutter320Wide50° 4.3mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320AS50-6IAAXShutter320Wide50° 4.5mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320AS50-6IARXShutter320Wide50° 4.5mmFastIR6A003.b.4.b
22320AS50-6PAAXShutter320Wide50° 4.5mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320AS50-6PARXShutter320Wide50° 4.5mmFastPR6A003.b.4.b
22320H092-6IAAXShutter320Wide92°2.3mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22320H092-6PAAXShutter320Wide92°2.3mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22320X000-6IAAXShutter320FastI6A003.b.4.b
22320X000-6PAAXShutter320FastP6A003.b.4.b

 

FLIR Boson+ 640 Series Camera Core Options

Note – the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) for Boson 640 Series cameras with fast shutter rates is 6A003.b.4.b.

Part NumberShutterResLensFOVEFLRateGradeECCN
22640A006-6IAAXShutter640Narrow73mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640A006-6PAAXShutter640Narrow73mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640A008-6IAAXShutter640Narrow55mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640A008-6PAAXShutter640Narrow55mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640A012-6IAAXShutter640Narrow12°36mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640A012-6PAAXShutter640Narrow12°36mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640A018-6IAAXShutter640Wide18°24.4mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640A018-6PAAXShutter640Wide18°24.4mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640A024-6IAAXShutter640Wide24°18mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640A024-6PAAXShutter640Wide24°18mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640A032-6IAAXShutter640Wide32°14mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640A032-6PAAXShutter640Wide32°14mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640AS24-6IAAXShutter640Wide24°18mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640AS24-6PAAXShutter640Wide24°18mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640AS32-6IAAXShutter640Wide32°14mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640AS32-6PAAXShutter640Wide32°14mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640AS50-6IAAXShutter640Wide50°9.2mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640AS50-6PAAXShutter640Wide50°9.2mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640AS95-6IAAXShutter640Wide95°4.9mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640AS95-6PAAXShutter640Wide95°4.9mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
22640X000-6IAAXShutter640No LensFastI6A003.b.4.b
22640X000-6PAAXShutter640No LensFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640A018-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide18°24.4mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640A018-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide18°24.4mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640A024-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide24°18mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640A024-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide24°18mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640A032-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide32°14mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640A032-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide32°14mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640A050-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide50°8.7mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640A050-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide50°8.7mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640A095-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide95°4.9mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640A095-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide95°4.9mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640AS24-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide24°18mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640AS24-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide24°18mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640AS32-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide32°14mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640AS32-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide32°14mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640AS50-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide50°9.2mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640AS50-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide50°9.2mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640AS95-6IAAXNo Shutter640Wide95°4.9mmFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640AS95-6PAAXNo Shutter640Wide95°4.9mmFastP6A003.b.4.b
23640X000-6IAAXNo Shutter640No LensFastI6A003.b.4.b
23640X000-6PAAXNo Shutter640No LensFastP6A003.b.4.b

 

FLIR Boson Camera Core Accessories

All Boson accessories are classified as EAR99 and do not have US export licence requirements.

Part NumberTypeDescription
250-0705-00Expansion BoardDevelopment Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
261-2608-00Tripod MountTripod Mount Adapter
261-2609-00Lens FocusLens Focus Tool:

For Boson 320 - 2.3mm, 4.3mm, 6.3mm, 9.1mm, 13.8mm
For Boson 640 - 14mm
308-0271-00CableBoson VPC Cable
421-0061-00VPCUSB VPC Kit (VPC and USB-C to USB-A cable)
421-0062-00VPCUSB/Analog Video VPC Kit (VPC and bifurcated cable with USB-A and BNC connectors)
421-0063-00Camera LinkCamera Link Accessory Kit (without CL cable)
500-0869-00VPCBoson Video, Power Control (VPC)

 

FLIR Boson+ Camera Core Technical Specifications

OVERVIEW
Pixel Size12 µm
Frame Rate Options60Hz default; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Thermal Spectral RangeLongwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
PERFORMANCE
Thermal Spectral RangeLongwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
IMAGING & OPTICAL
Array format320 × 256
Digital Zoom1x to 8x zoom
f-number1
Frame Rate Options60Hz default; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Image OrientationAdjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip)
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Pixel Size12 µm
Scene Dynamic Rangeto 150 °C (high gain) to 350 °C (low gain)
SnapshotsFull-frame snapshot via Boson GUI
Symbol overlayRe-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Thermal Sensitivity<20 mK (Industrial); <30 mK (Professional)
CONNECTIONS & COMMUNICATIONS
Control ChannelsUART, USB or I2C
Peripheral ChannelsI2C, SPI, SDIO
Video ChannelsCMOS, MIPI or USB3
ELECTRICAL
Input Voltage3.3 VDC
Power DissipationVaries by configuration; as low as 600 mW
MECHANICAL
Precision Mounting HolesFour tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover)
Size (w/o lens)21 x 21 x 11 mm
Weight7.5 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 Altitude12 km (max altitude of a commercial airliner or airborne platform)
Shock1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Solar protectionYes, when integrated with factory lens

 

US Export Compliance for Thermal Imagers

As a global trade compliant product, there is paperwork to complete and submit prior to the purchase of a FLIR Boson OEM Thermal Camera Core.

If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff who can answer any questions you have, and step you through the process.

 

FLIR Boson+ Product Datasheet

FLIR Boson+ High Performance, Uncooled, LWIR OEM Thermal Camera Module Datasheet

 

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