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Compact Cassette — The Compact Cassette or Musicassette, also commonly called cassette tape, audio cassette, or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.
It was released by Philips inhaving developed in Hasselt. Compact cassettes come in two forms, either already containing content as a cassette, or as a fully recordable blank cassette. Its uses ranged from portable audio to home recording to data storage for early microcomputers, the first cassette player designed for use in car dashes was introduced in Between the early s and the early s, the cassette was one of the two most common formats for prerecorded music, first alongside the LP record and later the compact disc.
Compact Cassettes contain two miniature spools, between which a magnetically coated, polyester-type plastic film is passed and wound and these spools and their attendant parts are held inside a protective plastic shell.
This reversal is achieved either by flipping the cassette, or by having the machine itself change the direction of tape movement.
The programs typically reside on mass storage media such as floppy or hard disks but can be downloaded over networks. The most common computational applications are PCs, workstations and servers. Embedded microprocessors — An embedded microprocessor is . This said, whilst this remains true when it comes to a computer's internal RAM and solid state storage devices (like USB memory sticks and flash memory cards), measures of hard disk capacity often take 1MB to be 1,, bytes (not 1,, bytes) and so on. volatile memory: The data is lost on reboot. This is the ram memory. Random-access-memory. non-volatile memory: The data is saved to a hard drive or flash drive, or it could be a hard coded chip.
Indecades before the introduction of the Compact Cassette, AEG released the first reel-to-reel tape recorder and it was based on the invention of the magnetic tape by Fritz Pfleumer, which used similar technology but with open reels.
These instruments were expensive and relatively difficult to use and were therefore used mostly by professionals in radio stations. Infollowing four years of development, RCA Victor introduced the stereo, quarter-inch, reversible, however, it was a large cassette, and offered few pre-recorded tapes.
Despite the multiple versions, it failed, consumer use of tape only took off in the early s, after playback machines reached a comfortable, user-friendly design.
This was achieved primarily by the introduction of transistors which replaced the bulky, fragile, reel-to-reel tape then became more suitable to household use, but still remained an esoteric product.
The team at Philips was led by Lou Ottens in Hasselt, Philips was competing with Telefunken and Grundig in a race to establish its cassette tape as the worldwide standard, and it wanted support from Japanese electronics manufacturers.
By overrecorders had been sold in the US alone, by ,85 manufacturers had sold over 2.
By the end of the s, the business was worth an estimated million dollars. In the early years sound quality was mediocre, but it improved dramatically by the early s when it caught up with the quality of 8-track tape, the Compact Cassette went on to become a popular alternative to the inch vinyl LP during the late s.
The mass production of blank Compact Cassettes began in in Hanover, prerecorded music cassettes were launched in Europe in late 2. Acorn Computers — Acorn Computers Ltd. The company produced a number of computers which were popular in the UK, including the Acorn Electron. Though the company was broken up several independent operations in Some of Acorns former subsidiaries lived on, ARM Holdings technology is dominant in the mobile phone, Acorn is sometimes referred to as the British Apple and has been compared to Fairchild Semiconductor for being a catalyst for start-ups.
Inthe company was listed by David Meyer in ZDNet as number nine in a feature of top ten fallen Dead IT giants, many British IT professionals gained their early experiences on Acorns, which were often more technically advanced than commercially successful US hardware.
During the development of the Mk 14, Hermann Hauser, a friend of Currys, had been visiting SoCs offices and had interested in the product.
Curry and Hauser decided to pursue their joint interest in microcomputers and, on 5 DecemberCPU soon obtained a consultancy contract to develop a microprocessor-based controller for a fruit machine for Ace Coin Equipment of Wales.
This system was launched in January as the first product of Acorn Computer Ltd. Acorn was chosen because the system was to be expandable. MSX — Microsoft conceived the project as an attempt to create unified standards among various hardware makers of the period.
They were popular mostly in Japan, and several other countries and it is difficult to estimate how many MSX computers were sold worldwide, but eventually 5 million MSX-based units were sold in Japan alone.
Nishi proposed MSX as an attempt to create an industry standard for home computers. Inspired by the success of VHS as a standard for video recorders, many Japanese electronic manufacturers along with GoldStar, Philips and Spectravideo built.
Any piece of hardware or software with the MSX logo on it was compatible with MSX products of other manufacturers, in particular, the expansion cartridge form and function were part of the standard, any MSX expansion or game cartridge would work in any MSX computer.
Nishis standard was built around the Spectravideo SV computer, the standard consisted primarily of several off-the-shelf parts, the main CPU was a 3. This was a choice of components that was shared by other home computers and games consoles of the period, such as the ColecoVision home computer.
S, by the time the MSX was launched in Europe, several more popular 8-bit home computers had also arrived, and it was far too late to capture the extremely crowded European 8-bit computer market. A problem for some software developers was that the method by which MSX-1 computers addressed their video RAM could be quite slow compared to systems that gave direct access to the video memory.
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