Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc: Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 28, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 316 pages
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In March 1979, a prototype of a ‘Compact Disc (CD) digital audio system’ was publicly presented and demonstrated to an audience of about 300 journalists at Philips in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This milestone effectively marked the beginning of the digital entertainment era. In the years to follow, the CD-audio system became an astonishing worldwide success, and was followed by successful derivatives such as CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, and recently Blu-ray Disc. Today, around the thirtieth anniversary of the milestone, it is taken for granted that media content is stored and distributed digitally, and the analog era seems long gone. This book retraces the origins of the CD system and the subsequent evolution of digital optical storage, with a focus on the contributions of Philips to this field. The book contains perspectives on the history and evolution of optical storage, along with reproductions of key technical contributions of Philips to the field.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
5
Chapter 2
11
22 Presentation of JP Sinjou on the public presentation of the Philips prototype of the CD system on March 8 1979
15
23 The Philips VLP System
25
24 The error control system of Philips Compact Disc
31
25 A Monolithic 14bit DA converter
41
Chapter 3
53
32 The Compact Disc Digital Audio system
59
Chapter 5
177
52 The DVDROM and DVDVideo
183
53 DVD Standards
192
54 The DVDR
198
55 The Rerecordable DVD
202
56 The DVDRAM
204
57 Other DVD Forums Specifications
207
58 Miscellaneous DVDs and DVDlike Optical Media
208

system aspects and modulation
68
34 Error correction and concealment in the Compact Disc system
82
35 Digitaltoanalog conversion in playing a Compact Disc
95
36 Compact Disc CD Mastering An Industrial Process
107
37 Communications aspects of the Compact Disc digital audio system
119
Chapter 4
137
42 Readonly CDs
138
43 Recordable and Rewritable CDs
150
44 Miscellaneous CD Versions and Formats
159
Chapter 6
233
active tilt correction or thin cover layer?
244
63 Optical Disc System for Digital Video Recording
259
64 Grooveonly recording under DVR conditions
276
65 Wobbleaddress format of the Bluray Disc
287
66 Liquid immersion deepUV optical disc mastering for Bluray Disc ReadOnly Memory
295
Index
307
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