peristaltic charge-coupled device

peristaltic charge-coupled device

[¦per·ə¦stäl·tik ′chärj ¦kəp·əld di′vīs]
(electronics)
A high-speed charge-transfer integrated circuit in which the movement of the charges is similar to the peristaltic contractions and dilations of the digestive system.
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