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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 OV5610 delivers the image quality of more expensive charge coupled devices (CCDs), and is expected to measurably reduce the cost of high-resolution digital still cameras (DSCs).
The cost-effective new image sensors offer low dark current and low noise, on par with that of more expensive charge coupled devices (CCDs).
The image quality of our first product in the Emerald family is rapidly approaching that of charge coupled devices (CCD).