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 Eclipses 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 ESP7000s 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 formats.