Philips Announces New Chips for CD Players
Philips' Charles Limonard explains that "many CD players cannot play discs recorded on CD-RW audio recorders. Discs written by CD-RW drives reflect a much lower level of light than pressed CDs or those written with a CD-R recorder, which results in the generation of a lower-level electrical signal. With Philips Semiconductors' CD10 chipset, audio CD players can play home-recorded discs.
"All the major high-end CD-equipment manufacturers are already using Philips Semiconductors' digital servo technology integrated in the CD7 product due to its superior ability to play discs that are damaged or non-standard. The Philips Semiconductors CD10 incorporates this same technology with the added functionality necessary to support CD-RW audio playback."