Monday, August 29, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook 'Trending' To Rely Less On Humans
Apple Patches iOS Security Flaws Discovered In Spyware Targeting Activist
LG To Showcase Latest OLED TVs Compatible With HDR Technologies At IFA
NHK Join Forces With Panasonic And Sony To Win The 8K TV Race
Intel Introduces New 3D NAND SSDs
Facebook To Use Personal Data From WhatsApp To Bring You Personalized Ads
Amazon Introduces Car Research Portal
Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Compress Images
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Intel, ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, March 04, 2005
Intel, Other Industry Leaders Announce Final CE-ATA 1.0 Spec


Just six months after CE-ATA was launched, a final 1.0 specification has been published for the storage interface for next-generation handhelds and portable consumer electronics devices.

"In a word, remarkable. Delivery of the CE-ATA protocol specification is even ahead of the aggressive schedule committed to when we launched the initiative at IDF Fall 2004," said Knut Grimsrud, chairman of the CE-ATA working group and Intel Corporation senior principal engineer. "CE-ATA development is at a feverish pace. The first end products supporting the new technology could be available by the end of this year."

The announcement, made at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Spring 2005 in San Francisco, is not the only milestone reached this week for what promises to become the disk drive interface of choice in the handheld and CE market segment.

The first demonstration of an Intel host is being shown here. The demo, held at the Intel Pavilion (Booth #15), is of a prototype Intel handheld media player running video off a CE-ATA prototype disk drive supplied by Marvell. The CE-ATA prototype drive is an off-the-shelf 1.8-inch hard drive re-fitted with Marvell's small-form-factor chipset and firmware, featuring the 88i6310 SOC, as well as Marvell's stacked flash, motor controller, switching regulator and preamplifier. The host system used is an Intel development board for a PDA-style handheld that features an Intel PXA270 processor running prototype host driver software developed by Intel. A second demo highlighting key CE-ATA interface fundamentals is being featured in the CE-ATA Working Group booth (#732) by Marvell and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The demo illustrates the capabilities of CE-ATA technology on a prototype PDA platform playing video stored on a Hitachi Travelstar(1) 1.8-inch hard disk drive, which has been reconfigured with Marvell's chipset and firmware solution.

CE-ATA fills the void in an industry that had been lacking a disk drive interface tailored to the needs of the handheld and CE market segments. The new CE-ATA interface standard for small form factor disk drives addresses requirements inherent to such small devices, including low pin count, low voltage, power efficiency, cost effectiveness and integration efficiency.

CE-ATA Benefits

From an industry perspective, small form factor disk drive suppliers can take advantage of a storage interface tailored to the needs of such devices, resulting in highly optimized disk drive designs. Host silicon providers and product integrators will also benefit from the improved integration that the tailored interface affords due to its low pin count, favorable voltages and efficient protocol. For consumers, a disk drive interface tailored to the needs of the handheld and portable consumer market segments could spur storage use in innovative new products and lead to products with a more efficient storage solution.

Industry Support

The CE-ATA community represents some of the most prominent and capable companies in the small form factor disk drive and handheld consumer market segments. The CE-ATA Promoter Group includes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Intel Corporation, Marvell Semiconductor, Nokia Corporation, Seagate Technology and Toshiba America Information Systems.

The CE-ATA Working Group, which includes the promoters and more than 45 member companies, was launched in September 2004 to develop a storage interface tailored to the needs of small-form-factor disk drives in portable consumer electronics applications. Visit www.ce-ata.org for more information and to view the new specification.

In January, the CE-ATA Promoter Group and MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) announced they will collaborate to ensure that the technologies they support are complimentary and address the needs of the storage industry in providing an interface that is ideally suited to portable consumer applications.


Previous
Next
Samsung Develops World's Largest -- 82'' -- Full HDTV TFT-LCD        All News        EU Sees Approval of Contested Software Patent Bill
NEC unveils 90-Nanometer embedded DRAM technology     PC Parts News      Turn up the heat with Albatron's Dr. Speed!

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Introduces New 3D NAND SSDs
Intel to Accelerate Altera, Autonomous Driving
Nvidia Says Intel Is Misleading With Outdated Deep Learning Benchmarks
Intel Says USB-C Audio Could Kill Traditional Headphone Jacks
2016 IDF: From Virtual Reality to Artificial Intelligence to 5G
IDF: Intel Talks About Upcoming Kaby Lake Processors And Optane SSDs
Intel To Produce 10nm ARM-based Chips LG, Others
Intel Developer Forum 2016 Report
Samsung, TSMC And Intel Set To Expand Their Chip Production Capacities In 2H
Intel Recalls Basis Peak Fitness Watches
Intel Kaby Lake Processors Coming Soon
Slow PC Market Keeps Hurting Intel

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .