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CCD readout

CCDs are analog devices. In order to obtain a digital signal that is appropriate for doing quantitative analysis, it is necessary to convert the analog signal to a digital format. When light is gathered on a CCD and is ready to be read out, a series of serial shifts and parallel shifts occurs. First, the rows are shifted in the serial direction towards the serial register. Once in the serial register, the data is shifted in the parallel direction out of the serial register, into the output node, and then into the A/D converter where the analog data is converted into a digital signal. 

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