The role of CE-ATA in emerging consumer electronics applications

Venable, Jim
December 2005
Portable Design;Dec2005, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p24
This article reports that the role of consumer electronics-ATA (CE-ATA) is emerging in consumer electronics applications. It informs that there is an increased need for storage capacity without sacrificing performance or adding significant cost. Increasing the need for more digital storage is the explosion of digital content itself. A new interface standard promises to deliver larger storage capacity while addressing other critical issues such as cost, performance and form factor size. This new storage standard is called CE-ATA, which is a low-cost implementation for storage devices targeting the non-PC, handheld, battery-powered consumer electronics industry. CE-ATA fills the gap in an industry that has long been lacking a disk-drive interface specifically tailored to the needs of the handheld and consumer electronics markets. The CE-ATA interface standard for small-form-factor disk drives meets the requirements inherent in such devices. The rapid evolution of portable and handheld consumer electronics devices, demand for increased capacity on smaller and smaller drives continues to move the CE-ATA interface technology forward.


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