Cirrus Logic heeft de snelste CD-RW chip geintroduceerd die er momenteel is, hiermee moet je CD's op een snelheid van 16 speed kunnen fikken .
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2000-- Affirming once again its position as the speed leader in the optical storage market, Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq:CRUS - news) today introduced the industry's fastest CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) chip, delivering 16x write and 48x read speeds.
The new encoder/decoder (CR3480) can write twice as fast and read 50% faster than CD-RW chips currently available from other manufacturers. A major manufacturer of CD-RW drives has already selected Cirrus Logic's new chip because of its speed advantage and ease of use.
[...] The new CR3480 incorporates a highly automated recording formatter with a built-in control processor. This embedded processor automates the entire write process so that drive manufacturers can pre-program the write operation in firmware preventing unnecessary interrupts and minimizing intervention from the microprocessor.
Without the formatter, the microprocessor has to make instant decisions sector-by-sector within a fixed time constraint, thus limiting the increase of write speed. With the CR3480, the entire write process is taken care of in hardware, therefore minimizing the access time required at any write speed.
Het wordt dus mogelijk om een CD van 650 MB binnen 5 minuten helemaal vol te zetten .