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FLIR Boson

FLIR Boson


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FLIR Boson – Stop searching

The Flir Boson LWIR (Longwave infrared) thermal camera set a unbelievable stardard for size, weight, power and outstanding performance.  The Boson features an  expandable infrared video processing gives the FLIR  advanced image processing, video analytics, peripheral sensor drivers plus industry-standard interface allows for super easy and simple integrations all while keeping the power consumption as low as possible.

Boson`s remarkable performance begins with 12µm pitch vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled detector, which is available in to different resolutions; 640x512 or 320x256

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.


  • 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


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


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


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


Lens options

8 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


Control channels


Peripheral channels

I2C, SPI, SDIO (See note 1)



21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens


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


1,500 g @ 0.4 msec

Operational altitude

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

Note 1: Feature is not provided in the current product release but is anticipated at a later time via field-upgradable software revision



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