D 263®

All-round technical excellence makes D 263® a highly valued glass in many applications across different fields, setting a gold standard in markets such as imaging, sensing and biotech. The growing demand for miniaturized glass components in semiconductors and MEMS is another key area for D 263®.
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Camera imaging

The D 263® family of glasses are ideal for miniaturization, which is highly beneficial in areas such as camera imaging where components are becoming increasingly small and lightweight. The multi-functional D 263® T eco can act as an IR-cut filter substrate and Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) substrate in a variety of smartphone, computer and CCTV camera systems, as well as fingerprint sensors and touch panels.

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Microscopy cover glass

SCHOTT D 263® M was designed for use as a cover glass in microscopy applications. Combining high geometrical accuracy and superior optical performance, D 263® M ensures the specimen stays in place to create a stable and accurate image for high-resolution microscopy. As a cover slip, D 263® M also protects the specimen against contaminants and other environmental influences.

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CCD and CMOS sensors

Image sensors that capture light and convert it into electrical signals are crucial components of cameras in smartphones, tablets and consumer cameras, as well as automotive cameras and machine vision systems. D 263® T eco is the preferred cover lid material for CMOS imaging sensors – now standard in the majority of optical devices – while D 263® LA eco is ideal for CCD technology and high-end CMOS equipment such as professional cameras.

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Semiconductors and MEMS

Versatile, multi-functional SCHOTT glasses such as D 263® T eco act as high quality covers or substrates for miniature MEMS devices within consumer electronics, biotech equipment and automotive systems. As an ultra-thin, lightweight glass, it also can be used as interposer substrates in semiconductor packaging, protecting tiny components and ensuring reliable long-term performance for a variety of modern technology.

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3D Imaging and Sensing

D 263® glass is an essential material for wafer level optics and plays an important role in nanoimprint lithography technology. The stable technical properties of D 263® also helps structured light, time-of-flight (ToF) sensors, and stereo vision solutions to function at a high level. This enables technologies such as face recognition, distance detection, mobile payment, animation, 3D scanning, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR).

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RF and HF

D 263® serves as substrate or part of functional devices that enable or increase the performance of a large variety of RF and HF applications such as antennas and filters. D 263® is also increasingly used as a glass substrate in surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter systems in the growing 5G mobile communications sector.

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