Teledyne FLIR Adds New Boson+ Thermal Resolution Options, Radiometry, and MIPI Interface Simplifying Embedded System Integration

Industry-leading 20-mK-sensitivity Boson+ with 640x512 and 320x256 resolutions is ideal for unmanned platforms, security applications, handhelds, wearables, and thermal sights


GOLETA, Calif., April 3, 2023 ― Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced the expansion of the Boson+ thermal camera module product line with twenty-four 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, Boson+ is the most sensitive longwave infrared (LWIR) camera line in the market and is ideal for integration in unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS),
automotive, wearables, security applications, handhelds, and thermal sights.

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Boson+ s 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 dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness while improving tracking, seeker performance, and decision support.

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Boson+ customers 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.

The Teledyne FLIR Boson+ is available for purchase globally from Teledyne FLIR and its authorized dealers. To learn more or to purchase, visit

To view the Boson+ thermal camera modules in person, please visit booth #1003 at the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Exhibition, May 2-4, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, or booth #1811 at AUVSI Xponential, May 9-11, in Denver, Colorado.

 About Teledyne FLIR 

Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, is a world leader in intelligent sensing solutions for defense and industrial applications with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company creates advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit or follow @flir.

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