charge-transfer device

charge-transfer device

[′chärj ‚tranz·fər di′vīs]
(electronics)
A semiconductor device that depends upon movements of stored charges between predetermined locations, as in charge-coupled and charge-injection devices.
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One recently introduced charge-transfer device is an eight-key sensor IC for low power sensing in portable devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, PC peripherals, remote controls and similar consumer products, which drives eight different-sized touch keys through almost any panel material to facilitate a variety of mechanical designs.