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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "CCD"?

A CCD is a type of image sensor used in digital cameras. When speaking of low cost devices, CCD image sensors tend to provide better image quality than comparable CMOS models, though they require more power to utilize. As such, devices such as mobile phones tend to use CMOS sensors. Further refinements of CMOS image sensor technology will likely lead to CCD technology eventually being abandoned as far as cameras are concerned.

Also known as: "Charge-Coupled Device"

See Also: CMOS

Referred to by: CMOS

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