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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.
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charge-coupled device

n
(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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These include the charge coupled device (CCD), the pinned photodiode (PPD) and the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor.
29 October 2013 a[euro]" UK scientific digital cameras maker Andor Technology plc (LON:AND) on Tuesday said it had purchased US cooled charge coupled device (CCD) cameras producer Apogee Imaging Systems Inc for up to USD4.09m (EUR2.97m) in cash.
29 October 2013 - UK scientific digital cameras maker Andor Technology plc (LON:AND) on Tuesday said it had purchased US cooled charge coupled device (CCD) cameras producer Apogee Imaging Systems Inc for up to USD4.09m (EUR2.97m) in cash.
Toker (physics, Israeli Institute of Technology) presents an experimental approach to holographic interferometry that uses standard photographic films and charge coupled device and complementary metal oxide semiconductor sensors with low resolving powers to record optical and digital holograms.
The new S+S Flake Purifier uses a combination of NIR (Near Infra Red) and CCD (Charge Coupled Device) cameras to reliably sort even mixed plastics flakes.
This is possible with the use of an electron multiplying charge coupled device (EMCCD).
The pre- and post-imprinter option allows printing on both sides of a document and the dual-color CCD (Charge Coupled Device) arrays enable scanning of both sides of a page simultaneously.
The new Fixturlaser XA uses the latest laser and image sensing technology to produce accurate measurements, and comprises a robust handheld computer with two separate CCD (charge coupled device) sensor heads.
The secret of this new approach is the inclusion of parallel processors in these digital cameras to "preprocess the data immediately after it is generated by a charge coupled device," says a spokesman for Salvador Imaging Inc., of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Take the driver monitoring system, which uses something called a CCD camera (charge coupled device) mounted on the steering column.