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charge-coup·led device

 (chärj′kŭp′əld)
n. Abbr. CCD
A photosensitive semiconductor device that transports electric charge from one capacitor to another, allowing serial output of parallel data, typically used for digital image capture.

charge-coupled device

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(Computer Science) computing an electronic device, used in imaging and signal processing, in which information is represented as packets of electric charge that are stored in an array of tiny closely spaced capacitors and can be moved from one capacitor to another in a controlled way. Abbreviation: CCD
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Using a solid state charge coupled device (CCD) instead of conventional photomultiplier detectors, the Assure desktop spectrometer provides many of the analytical operations of larger laboratory units with greater flexibility and lower cost.
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WATERLOO, Ontario -- DALSA Corporation (TSX:DSA) announced today it has received a contract to supply Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensor chips to Mamiya, a leading manufacturer of professional "medium format" cameras.
The chip will be used in systems that employ charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors designed and manufactured by Kodak.