FLIR Tau 2 640 35mm Thermal Imaging Camera Core
- 640x512 Pixels
- 17.7°H x 14.2°V FoV
- 35mm Lens
- 30Hz (7.5Hz Available)
- 17μm Pixel Pitch
- 150 Grams
As of 6-AUG-2015 the FLIR TAU2 640 30Hz (Fast Video) is now controlled for export under the
U.S. Department of Commerce Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 6A003.b.4.b
These cameras can be exported to Strategic Trade Authorized (STA) countries with
No License Required (NLR) and only a Consignee Statement filled out.
For a STA list of countries and other Export information visit our Export Conditions page.
Color Palette Comparison (30Hz)
Color Palette Comparison (7.5Hz)
FLIR Tau 2 Features
FLIR Tau 2 640 (46640035H-FPNLX) WFOV LWIR Uncooled Thermal Imaging Cameras offer an unmatched set of features such as radiometry, increased sensitivity (<30mK), frame rates, and powerful image processing modes. Some key features include:
FLIR Tau 2 for OEM Applications
Since the electrical functions are common between the Tau 2 640, 336 and 324, integrators have direct compatibility between the different camera formats, and Tau 2 camera versions share many of the same lens options. Making them well-suited for demanding applications like:
FLIR Tau 2 Out of the Box Video (with VPC Module Kit)
FLIR Tau 2 Starter Kit Video
FLIR Tau 360° View
FLIR Tau Distance Chart
Tau 2 Export Guide: Frame Rate Comparison Video
Full-Rate Thermal Video Cameras 30Hz (Fast Video)
640x480 - 30/25Hz (Greater than 9Hz)
FLIR TAU, TAU2 & QUARK uncooled thermal imaging cameras operating at 30Hz (NTSC) or 25Hz (PAL) with a resolution of 640x480 are controlled as defense articles for export from the United States under the authority of the US Department of State, United States Munitions List (USML) Category XIIc. US Government authorization is required for export from the United States to all destinations, whether for permanent or temporary export.
For additional information regarding how to export a system, please contact the DDTC Response Team:
336x256 / 324x256 / 320x240 / 160x120 / 80x60 - 30/25Hz (Less Than 60Hz)
FLIR TAU, TAU2 & QUARK uncooled thermal imaging cameras operating at 30Hz (NTSC) or 25Hz (PAL) with a resolution of 336x256 and lower-resolution are export-controlled by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) Countries are exempt from a license but a Consignee Statement would need to be filled out by the end used prior to receiving the product.
STA Country List:
For other countries a validated export licenses must be obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce prior to export or re-export of such devices outside of the United States.
Note that there are several countries to which the export of thermal imaging cameras is prohibited under any circumstances, regardless of the camera resolution or video rate.
These countries are Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Export policies governing the export of thermal imaging cameras are established by the U.S. government, and in order for RHP International to comply with the policy requirements, we in turn ensure that our customers agree to these conditions. Please see BIS-711 form link above.
Slow-Rate Thermal Video Cameras 7.5Hz (Slow Video)
640x480 / 336x256 / 324x256 / 320x240 - 7.5Hz (Less than 9Hz)
These cameras may be exported under ECCN 6A993, NLR (No License Required) to all countries except terrorist supporting countries.
A 'STATEMENT BY ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE AND PURCHASER' BIS-711 will need to be filled out prior to shipment.
Under no circumstances can thermal imaging cameras be used in the design, development, production, or use of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, regardless of frame rate.
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|Overview||Tau 640||Tau 336||Tau 160|
|Thermal Imager||Uncooled VOx Microbolometer|
|FPA / Digital Video Display Formats||640 × 512||336 × 256||160 × 128|
|Analog Video Display Formats||640 x 480 (NTSC); 640 x 512 (PAL)|
|Pixel Pitch||17 μm|
|Spectral Band||7.5 - 13.5 μm|
|Full Frame Rates||
30 Hz (NTSC)
25 Hz (PAL)
30/60 Hz (NTSC)
25/50 Hz (PAL)
|Exportable Frame Rates||7.5 Hz NTSC; 8.3 Hz PAL|
|Sensitivity (NEdT)||<50 mK at f/1.0|
|Scene Range (High Gain)||-40°C to +160°C|
|Scene Range (Low Gain)||N/A||-40°C to +550°C|
|Time to Image||~3.5 sec||~2.0 sec|
|Factory Optimized Video||Yes|
|Physical Attributes||Tau 640||Tau 336||Tau 160|
|Size (w/o lens)||1.75" x 1.75" x 1.18"|
|Lensed & Lensless Configurations Available||Yes|
|Precision Mounting Holes (M2x0.4) on 3 sides (2 per side)||Yes|
|Sealable Bulkhead Mounting Feature on Lens Barrel (M29×1.0), WFOV Only||Yes|
|Image Processing & Display Controls||Tau 640||Tau 336||Tau 160|
|NTSC/PAL (field switchable)||Yes|
|Digital Detail Enhancement||Yes|
|Invert/Revert (analog and 8-bit digital)||Yes|
|Polarity Control (black hot/white hot)||Yes|
|Color & Monochrome Palettes (LUTs)||Yes|
|Digital Zoom||2x, 4x, 8x||2x, 4x|
|Symbology (256 gray & 256 color)||Yes, single-pixel resolution for all models|
|Digital Video||Tau 640||Tau 336||Tau 160|
|LVDS (14-bit or 8-bit)||Yes|
|CMOS (14-bit or 8-bit)||Yes|
|Camera Link (Expansion Bus Accessory Module)||Yes|
|Slow Video Option (factory configured)||Yes|
|Interfacing||Tau 640||Tau 336||Tau 160|
|Primary Electrical Connector||50-pin Hirose|
|Input Power (max 2.5 amp during shutter)||4.0 - 6.0 VDC|
|Power Dissipation, steady state||~1.2 W||<1.0 W|
|Flat-Field Correction (FFC) Duration||<0.5 sec|
|Power Reduction Switch (disables analog video)||Yes|
|RS-232 Compatible Communication||57,600 & 921,600 baud|
|External Sync Input/Output||Yes|
|Discrete I/O Controls Available||Yes (10-camera minimum)|
|Settable Splash Screens||Yes (10-camera minimum)|
|User Configurability via SDK & GUI||Yes|
|Dynamic Range Switching||No||Yes|
|Environmental||Tau 640||Tau 336||Tau 160|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40°C to +80°C|
|Non-Operating Temperature Range||-55°C to +95°C|
|Temperature Shock (5°/min)||Yes|
|Operational Altitude (up to 40,000')||Yes|
|Humidity (non-condensing between 5% - 95%)||Yes|
|Vibration (4.3g three axis, 8 hr each)||Yes|
|Shock (200g shock pulse w/ 11 msec sawtooth)||Yes|
|ROHS, REACH, and WEEE Compliant||Yes|
|Field of View||25 mm f/1.1||35 mm f/1.2||50 mm f/1.2||60 mm f/1.25||100 mm f/1.6|
|Tau 640 (17μ 640×512)||FoV iFoV||25° x 20° 0.680 mr||18°x14° 0.486 mr||12.4°x9.9° 0.340 mr||10.4°x8.3° 0.283 mr||6.2°x5° 0.170 mr|
|Tau 336 (17μ 336×256)||FoV iFoV||13°x10° 0.680 mr||9.3°x7.1° 0.486 mr||6.5°x5° 0.340 mr||5.5°x4.2° 0.283 mr||3.3°x2.5° 0.170 mr|
|Min Focus Distance||30cm||60cm||1.5m||2.3m||7m|
|Hyperfocal Depth of Field||11m||18m||36m||61m||80m|
|Lens Mount||M34x0.5 inside thread.|
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