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charge-coupled device

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charge-coupled device

[′chärj ¦kəp·əld di′vīs]
(electronics)
A semiconductor device wherein minority charge is stored in a spatially defined depletion region (potential well) at the surface of a semiconductor and is moved about the surface by transferring this charge to similar adjacent wells. Abbreviated CCD.

charge-coupled device

(electronics)
(CCD) A semiconductor technology used to build light-sensitive electronic devices such as cameras and image scanners. CCDs can be made to detect either colour or black-and-white. Each CCD chip consists of an array of light-sensitive photocells. The photocell is sensitised by giving it an electrical charge prior to exposure.
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Although the costs of Newvicon and Ultricon tube cameras and general purpose CCD cameras are basically the same, the general purpose vidicon tube camera is still less expensive.
Sensitivity of solid-state cameras at lower light levels will increase, and new general-purpose CCD cameras will replace the specialized cameras previously needed to handle varying lighting conditions, virtually eliminating vidicon, Newvicon, and Ultricon tube camera technology.
Sharp's success with the 2-megapixel CCD camera module with auto-focus function inspired us to expand our existing line of CCDs to include this new optical zoom feature.
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Celestron's Nightscape CCD camera and CPC Deluxe HD are two amazing new additions to Celestron's highly successful astro-imaging line.
The line laser trace is in the normal incidence of the measured object, and the CCD camera is focused directly on the laser trace.
In combination with the laser spot tool, the CCD camera enables digital pictures to be analyzed and stored.
This reference design will combine Sharp's 1 Mega Pixel CCD camera module, flash memory and liquid crystal module (LCD), together with TI's TCS2100 chipset for GSM/GPRS cell phones and TI's OMAP-DM270 multimedia processor.