charge-coupled device

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charge-coup·led device

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

(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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The specific product segments analyzed are Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Image sensors, and Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Image sensors.
He designed Intel's first charge-coupled device (CCD) serial memory and went on to oversee development of several generations of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips.
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With a detector known as a charge-coupled device, they picked up images of more complicated objects, such as letters of the alphabet.

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