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Overview:
System Requirements

How does a neutral density filter affect the scene dynamic range of FLIR’s OEM cameras?

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Warranty & RMA

What is the process for handling Boson, Tau2, and Quark2 warranty repairs, including typical turnaround times?

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Technical Guidance

Does slow video have any effect on perceived resolution?

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Resources:
Boson SDK Documentation February 2019
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Boson Datasheet
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Warranty: OEM Limited Warranty
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Boson Engineering Datasheet Rev 330
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Boson Camera Adjustments App Note
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Boson FFC-NUC Control Application Note
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Boson Development Board App Note
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Software Download: Boson SDK
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GUI: Boson and ADK GUI with x64 Drivers
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GUI: Boson and ADK GUI with x86 (32-bit) Drivers
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STEP: Boson VPC Accessory with USB Analog Cable Drawing
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Specifications
Overview
Pixel Pitch
12 µm
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass.
Weight
7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)
Electrical & Mechanical
Control Channels
UART or USB
Peripheral Channels
I2C, SPI, SDIO
Video Channels
CMOS or USB2
Environmental & Approvals
Operating Temperature Range
-40°C to 80°C
Operational Altitude
12 km (max altitude of a commercial airliner or airborne platform)
Shock
1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Imaging & Optical
Full Frame Rate
60Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)
Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Sensor Technology
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Slow Frame Rate
≤9 Hz available
Snapshots
Full-frame snapshot, SDIO interface to support removable media
Solar protection
Integral
Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Scence Dynamic Range [Gain Mode in parentheses]
to +140 °C (high) to +500 °C (low)
Power
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW