FLIR A50/A70 Research & Development Kits

FLIR A50/A70 Research & Development Kits are affordable, ready-to-use solutions for thermal imaging analysis in proof-of-concept electronics testing and R&D applications. Providing thousands of temperature measurement points, users can eliminate thermal guesswork, reduce product development time, and increase product efficiency and reliability. These kits are the right choice for engineers and technicians who need to fully understand the thermal profiles of their systems or require defensible thermal data to support critical decisions. Users can quickly view, record, analyze and share thermal data with the included FLIR Research Studio software or take advantage of industry-standard connections to integrate into custom software applications when needed.


Quickly reveal thermal characteristics to eliminate guesswork and reduce product development time with up to 640 × 480 (307,200 pixels) thermal resolution, ±2°C accuracy, and a built-in visible camera with MSX®.


Start testing sooner with limited ramp-up time and simple non-proprietary industry standard interfaces; perform qualitative and quantitative thermal analysis with the included FLIR Research Studio software.


Easily install the IP66 rated camera with M-style connectors in any location; transition from design and testing to process control using GigE Vision and GenICam protocols.


Detector data

A50 R&D Kit

A70 R&D Kit

IR resolution 464 × 348 640 × 480
Thermal resolution/NETD ETD A50: 29°: <35 mK, 51°: <35 mK, 95°: <45 mK A70: 29°: <45 mK, 51°: <45 mK, 95°: <60 mK
Focal plane array/spectral range Uncooled Microbolometer
Detector pitch 17 μm 12 μm
Spectral range 7.5–14.0 µm
Frame Rate 30 Hz

Image and Optical Data

Camera f/# 1.4
Lens Field of View Options 29°, 51°, 95°
Spatial Resolution (IFOV) 29°: 1.2 mrad/pixel

51°: 2.1 mrad/pixel

95°: 4.0 mrad/pixel

29°: 0.84 mrad/pixel

51°: 1.5 mrad/pixel

95°: 2.9 mrad/pixel

Lens Type Fixed, cannot be changed
Focus Adjustable with included focus tool
Minimum Focus Distance 29°: 0.25 m / 51°: 0.2 m / 95°: 0.1 m
Visual Camera Included
Visual Resolution 1280 × 960


Standard Temperature Ranges -20°C to 175°C (-4°F to 347°F) 175°C to 1000°C (347°F to 1832°F) 20°C to 175°C (-4°F to 347°F) -20°C to 250°C (-4°F to 482°F) 175°C to 1000°C (347°F to 1832°F)
Accuracy ±2°C (±3.6°F) or ±2% of reading, for ambient temperature 15°C to 35°C (59°F to 95°F) and object temperature above 0°C (32°F)

Image presentation

Digital data Via workstation running included Research Studio Software
Digital Data Streaming Gigabit Ethernet (RTSP, GigE Vision), WiFi
Command & Control Gigabit Ethernet (RTSP, GigE Vision), WiFi
Dynamic Range 16-bit

Image Modes in Research Studio

Infrared Radiometric
Visual Non-radiometric
Screen Non-radiometric, selected in software (Thermal, MSX®, Visual, FSX)