Before this RCA silicon image sensor, these little stars were jut a twinkle in the astronomer’s eye.
Stars that used to be no more than a dim blur in the telescope are now having their pictures taken with astonishing clarity and brilliance by a tiny silicon chip produced by RCA engineers and scientists.
The chip, called a CCD or Charge-Coupled Device is built into a camera attached to a telescope. It makes today’s most powerful telescopes 5 to 10 times more powerful.
The CCD is capable of reading light from stars too dim to be captured by conventional photography, It transforms the faintest visual image into thousands of electrical signals – digital information that can be displayed on a TV screen or analyzed by computer.
CCD technology allows the astronomer to see what could never be seen before, giving us a clearer picture of our universe than we have ever had in the past.
This CCD image sensor is a product of RCA research – the kind of dedicated research that has been a tradition at RCA for over 60 years. Today, may years after Nipper started listening to “His Master’s Voice,” research and development of electronic products are funded at the highest level in our company’s history of technology – to the creation of products that expand the human horizon.
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