Boson® 320

Compact LWIR Thermal Camera Core

  • The FLIR Boson® 320 Longwave Infrared (LWIR) Thermal Camera Core sets a new standard for size, weight, power, and performance.
  • It has a 12µm pitch vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled detector, a resolution of 320 x 256, and it’s available with various lens options, so you’re sure to find a configuration that’s just right for your next project.
  • Boson’s advanced image processing, video analytics, peripheral sensor drivers, and industry-standard communication interfaces make integration easy.
  • COMING SOON! A new release of Boson software (v 2.1) pending within the next couple of weeks will bring about:
    • Improved image quality through various new and improved noise filters for shutterless configurations (also benefits shuttered cameras)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 1 (formerly called USB 3.0 and also called USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 1)
    • External Sync fully validated
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes and optimizations
  • This product has a 1 – 8 week estimated delivery time. Expediting may be possible. Contact us for more information.

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  • Unmatched Image Sensitivity
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Video Analytics
  • Peripheral Sensor Drivers
  • Integrates into Embedded Systems
  • Small Size
  • Lightweight
  • Various available lens options


  • Detector Array: Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
  • Pixel Pitch: 12 µm
  • Pixel Resolution: 320 x 256
  • Spectral Band: 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
  • Thermal Sensitivity (NETD): < 40 mK (Industrial), < 50 mK (Professional), < 60 mk (Consumer)
  • Frame Rate: 30/60 Hz Fast Video, ≤9 Hz Slow Video
  • Dynamic Range: 14 bit
  • Operation Range: -40 °C to 80 °C
  • Storage Range: -50 °C to 105 °C
  • Pixel Operability: > 99%
  • 1500 G Shock @ 0.4 msec
  • Dimensions (without lens): 21 mm x 21 mm x 11 mm (H x W x D ± 0.5 mm)
  • Weight (without lens): 7.5 g
  • UART or USB for Power & Data
  • Peripheral Channels: I2C, SPI, SDIO
  • Video Channels: CMOS or USB2
  • Continuous Electronic Zoom: 1x – 8x zoom
  • f-number: 1.1
  • Image Orientation: Adjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip)
  • Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC): Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
  • Snapshots: Full-frame snapshot, SDIO interface to support removable media
  • Integral Solar protection
  • Symbol Overlay: Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
  • Scene Dynamic Range (Gain Mode in parentheses): to +140 °C (high) to +500 °C (low)
  • Precision Mounting Holes: Four tapped M16 x 0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass.
  • Input Voltage: 3.3 VDC
  • Power Dissipation: Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW


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Included Accessories

  • 6.3 mm Lens (34° HFOV)
  • 9.1 mm Lens (24° HFOV)
  • 13.8 mm Lens (16° HFOV)
  • 18 mm Lens (12° HFOV)
  • 36 mm Lens (6° HFOV)
  • 55 mm Lens (4° HFOV)
  • Camera Link Accessory Kit (without CL Cable)
  • CameraLink and USB interface to Boson video
  • USB VPC Kit (VPC & USB-C to USB-A Cable)
  • USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson GUI.
  • USB / Analog Video VPC Kit
  • USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson GUI with analog video output via BNC male connector.
  • Lens Focus Tool
  • Custom tool to change lens focus.
  • Tripod Mount Adapter
  • Custom tripod mount with 1/4-20 interface.
  • Development PCB
  • 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.


  • Process Control
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Vision Systems
  • Aerial Radiometric Imaging
  • UAV Integration
  • Scientific Research
  • Building Automation
  • Security Monitoring

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