Oak Technology Introduces Fourth-Generation IDE/CD-ROM Controller; OTI-910 Extends Oak's Leadership Position in IDE CD-ROM Technology.
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 1995--Solidifying its role as the leader in IDE CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
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Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). technology, Oak Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The Oak OTI-910 controller will target CD-ROM drives used in home and business multimedia PCs.
Based on Oak's industry-leading OTI-011 CD-ROM controller, the OTI-910 is part of a complete, cost-effective solution from OEMs for incorporation into the next generation of 8X drives.
Oak is the world's largest merchant supplier of IDE CD-ROM controllers. With CD-ROM drives becoming a standard feature in most personal computers, today's drive manufacturers are working closely with the leading multimedia PC suppliers to provide them with an affordable, integrated CD-ROM drive solution.
"As CD-ROM drives are being installed in today's PCs to accommodate sophisticated multimedia solutions, the OTI-910 controller clearly reinforces Oak's leadership position in providing its customers with leading-edge solutions for CD-ROM drives," said Don Bryson, chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. at Oak Technology. "The OTI-910 allows us to provide our OEMs with a comprehensive solution and a logical migration path to quickly and affordably design-in the most advanced CD-ROM features available."
Higher Disk Operating Speed
The OTI-910 controller provides a significantly faster throughput, removing data from the CD-ROM disk at up to 8X speed, and transferring it across the IDE interface in ATAPI (AT Attachment Packet Interface) The specification for ATA (IDE) tape drives and CD-ROMs. See IDE.
ATAPI - AT Attachment Packet Interface mode 3. The OTI-910 also supports CD-ROM audio and CD-I (Compact Disc-Interactive) A compact disc format developed by Philips and Sony that held text, audio and animated graphics. It required a CD-I player that contained its own operating system. movie standards, thereby enabling CD-ROM games, databases and encyclopedias to take full advantage of the accelerated access and display of information on the screen. Additionally, all installed CD-ROM applications can be started faster upon selection.
Faster Data Transfer and Reduced CPU CPU
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Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. Utilization
Multiblock transfer across the IDE bus, a new feature to ATAPI CD-ROM drives, allows the OTI-910 controller to significantly increase data transfer rates as well as system performance. The OTI-910 allows CPU utilization to be reduced from 25% to as low as 10% in comparison to Oak's OTI-011 -- resulting in a dramatic increase in overall system performance.
Both the Oak OTI-910 and OTI-011 controllers support plug-and- play configuration with Windows 95, allowing a PC to easily configure itself by identifying an IDE CD-ROM in the system upon power up.
The OTI-910 is sampling now and will be available in production shipments in the third quarter of 1995 for $10 in volumes of 10,000. Supporting Sony-Philips CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA CD-ROM/XA Compact Disc, Read-Only Memory, Extended Architecture , and CD-I formats, the OTI-910 host interface is compatible with IDE while supporting ISA, PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). and VL buses.
Oak Technology, Inc. supplies high-performance multimedia semiconductors and related software to rapidly growing segments of the personal computer, PC peripheral and consumer electronics industries. Oak is currently the world's largest merchant supplier of CD-ROM controllers and has debuted several high-performance multimedia semiconductor products: an MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing digital video. Pronounced "em-peg," it is the universal standard for digital terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, DVDs and digital video recorders (DVRs). video decoder, a 64-bit video/graphics accelerator and a 16-bit digital audio controller.
CONTACT: Oak Technology Inc., Sunnyvale
Scott Alberts, 408/737-0888