Onze Amsterdamse vrienden van Philips hebben een nieuwe Audio CD-Player chipset in elkaar geknutseld, waarmee het mogelijk moet worden om Rewritables in een normale CD speler af te spelen. Hier heb je een blurb uit een nieuwsbericht van EETimes:
Philips Semiconductors this week launched a new CD audio player chip set designed to handle all forms of CDs including rewritable CDs (CD-RW).
The new chip set is the first in the industry to address the re-writeable CD compatibility for CD audio players, according to the company.
As more consumers begin to tune into music delivered via Internet and download music files into their CD-RW drives, they are starting to demand that such home-recorded discs can be played back on a variety of audio CD players, including portable CD players, radio-CD cassette boom boxes, or in-car entertainment systems. But many CD audio players cannot play discs recorded on CD-RW audio recorders. That's because discs written by CD-RW drives reflect a much lower level of light than pressed CDs or those written with a write-once CD recorder. That results in the generation of a lower-level electrical signal.
Featuring a new CD-RW decoding software and a new data amplifier with adaptable voltage capability, Philips' new chip set, designated CD10, allows consumer system OEMs to design an audio CD player that can also play back CD-RW discs.