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charge-coupled device

Abbreviation: CCD
A device used in video and digital imaging (such as in CT scanning) that creates electronic images from light.
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These systems use charge coupled device detectors for analysis, but have a compact size and small footprint to fit on a desktop.
This opens up a tremendous range of low-cost, high-volume applications - especially as the technology operates at only 3.3 volts, as opposed to the 15 volts required by today's designs based on CCD (Charge Coupled Device) technology.
In order to detect distant stars up to a million times fainter than the eye can see, Gaia will carry 106 charge coupled devices (CCDs), advanced versions of chips within standard digital cameras.
Alcatel-Lucent and Elbit Security Systems will provide 11 integrated long-range optoelectronic sensors, including long-range charge coupled devices (CCD), a thermal imager and laser range finders, to be mounted on existing border guard towers.
Electronic components such as charge coupled devices and complementary metal-oxide semiconductors did much to fuel the growth of large-scale IC sales, which gained 15.1 percent to 33.12 billion yen.
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).
Japan's Sanyo Electric Co Ltd and Philips Semiconductors, a division of Philips Electronics NV, of the Netherlands, have agreed to develop, manufacture and market charge coupled devices (CCDs).
The charge coupled devices (known as CCDs) convert light into electronic signals, which are then digitized by the camera.