Eclipse announced that CMC has purchased and successfully installed
an ESP7000 formatter for their expansion into next-generation recordable discs. CMC is one of the first manufacturers in Taiwan to venture into the new high-density formats.
Along with the ESP7000, CMC purchased HD DVD and Blue-ray format modules giving
them the capability to master recordable and rewritable discs for both formats including single and dual-layer.
CMC has completed the HD DVD formatter installation and process optimization
including the key milestone of obtaining approval from Toshiba. They have also successfully manufactured HD DVD recordable discs with AACS.
Using Eclipse?s BD format module, CMC is the first manufacturer in Taiwan
to successfully produce BD recordable stampers and discs.
The ESP7000 formatter offers unprecedented signal quality and programmability,
providing CMC with a powerful process to master high-quality stampers.
Every ESP7000 comes standard with two programmable wobble channels and two
high-speed data channels. Housed in a separate isolated enclosure, its advanced, low-noise electronics are not subject to typical electrical noise found inside PCs. This low noise environment contributes to ESP7000?s extremely
low jitter. All channels are synchronized to one master clock programmable up to
235.44MHz (9R DVD rate). The ESP7000 has been integrated to all popular LBR types.
Recordable format modules for the ESP7000 also include an advanced pulse shaping
feature that offers high resolution power control and pit width adjustment. Both timing and amplitude can be adjusted in 0.1% increments. Even greater process optimization can be accomplished by using the built-in intersymbol
interference compensation. This feature allows pits to be shaped based on
preceding and succeeding land lengths. Pulse shaping parameters can also be varied by radius.
The ESP7000 supports all CD, DVD, HD-DVD, and BD recordable and prerecorded