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charge-coupled device (CCD)

1 an array of semiconductors so arranged that the output of one serves as the input of the next. CCDs are often used to convert light patterns into electrical signals. See also charge-coupled image sensor.
2 in dental imaging, an image receptor found within an intraoral sensor.

charge-coupled device

Abbreviation: CCD
A device used in video and digital imaging (such as in CT scanning) that creates electronic images from light.
See also: device
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The AD9845B is available in a compact, 48-pin LQFP package and is fully pin-compatible with all products in ADI's AD984x family of AFE products for the CCD imaging market.
We noticed a pattern of service advisories coming from competing camera companies for what was virtually the identical problem, investigated and ultimately 'connected the dots' to find that the common culprits in most cases were defective CCD imaging sensors manufactured by Sony for use in some of their own products and supplied to other manufacturers for use in their digital camera and camcorder models," explains Etchells.
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