High Performance LWIR OEM Thermal Camera Module Released

Teledyne FLIR’s new 20-mK-sensitivity Boson+ with 640x512 and 320x256 resolutions is ideal for unmanned platforms, security applications, handhelds, wearables, and thermal sights By Caroline Rees / 05 Apr 2023
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Teledyne FLIR has expanded its Boson+ thermal camera module product line with the release of 24 new compact models featuring 320 x 256 resolution. 

Radiometry, the ability to take the temperature of every pixel, as well as both MIPI and CMOS interfaces are now also available on all resolutions. With these updates and a thermal sensitivity of 20 millikelvin (mK) or less, FLIR believes its Boson+ is one of most sensitive Longwave Infrared (LWIR) camera lines on the market and is designed for integration in Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), automotive, wearables, security applications, handhelds, and thermal sights.


“Boson+ is in volume manufacturing and is a drop-in upgrade for systems designed with Boson, making upgrades low risk and plug-and-play simple,” said Dan Walker, vice president, product management, OEM cores, Teledyne FLIR. “With customer-selectable USB, CMOS, or MIPI video interfaces, it is now easier than ever to integrate Boson+ with a wide range of embedded processors from Qualcomm, Ambarella, and more.”

Made in the USA, the Boson+ features 640 x 512 and now 320 x 256 resolutions utilizing the latest 12-micron pixel pitch thermal detector within a Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) optimized package. 

The Noise Equivalent Differential Temperature (NEDT) of 20 mK or less offers enhanced Detection, Recognition, and Identification (DRI) performance, especially in low-contrast and low-visibility environments. With improved Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and video latency compared to previous iterations of Boson, the Boson+ delivers enhanced scene contrast and sharpness while improving tracking, seeker performance, and decision support.

Boson+ thermal imaging

Boson+ customers will gain access to the US-based Teledyne FLIR Technical Services team for integration support, which reduces development risk and shortens time to market. Designed for integrators, the Boson+ is available with a variety of lens options, comprehensive product documentation, an easy-to-use SDK, and a user-friendly GUI. Boson+ is dual use and classified under the US Department of Commerce jurisdiction as EAR 6A003.b.4.a.

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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