The emergence of the compact disc

  title={The emergence of the compact disc},
  author={Hans B. Peek},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
  • H. Peek
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
This article describes how the compact disc digital audio system, also known as the CD system, was the result of the successful merger of two major existing technologies. They are first, optical readout of information stored on an optical disc of 11.5 cm diameter, and second, the digital coding/decoding and digital processing of audio signals. I will describe how a complete digital version of this new audio system gradually emerged, within Philips, during the period 1973-1979. Finally, this… 

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