Slide 1: SEMINAR ON BLU RAY DISC CONTENTS : CONTENTS Introduction
Characteristics of Blu-ray disc
Specification of Blu-ray disc
Comparision of storage technologies
Conclusion INTRODUCTION : INTRODUCTION Blu-ray (BD) is a next-generation optical disc format.
The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data.
The companies that have jointly established the BD specifications are
Matsushitha Electrical Industrial Co. Ltd
Mitsubishi Electric Corporarion (Contd…) : (Contd…) Pioneer Corporation
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
Royal Phillips Electronics
The name Blu-ray is derived from the blue-violet laser it uses to read and write to the disc.
The “e” was intentionally left out of the name due to trademark restrictions CHARACTERISTICS OF BLU-RAY : CHARACTERISTICS OF BLU-RAY Life Span
Robustness of disc
Compatible Life Span : Life Span In the case of ordinary discs, the disc life is less .
In the rewritable versions, as re-writing is done repeatedly to one area of the disc most probably, the inner perimeter limiting the disc life.
BDFS (Blu-ray Disc File Structure is designed so as to avoid this problem, by using a system that uses free disc spaces with equal frequency Content Protection : Content Protection Strongest content and copy protection schemes ever developed
Incorporation of Robust copy mechanism Cost Long term Profitability model for content
Cheapest Production cost Capacity : Capacity The Blu-ray disc enables the recording, rewriting and playback of HD video up to 27 GB of data on a single sided single layer. It is enough to put 2.5 hours of HDTV recording on it. It also can record over 13 hours of standard TV broadcasting Robustness of Disc : Robustness of Disc Stronger resistance to scratches and fingerprints The protective layer is hard enough to prevent accidental abrasions and allows fingerprints to be removed by wiping the disc with a tissue. Compatible The BD drives are designed to be backward
compatible, i.e. CDs and DVDs work equally well with the BD drives. Principal BD Specifications : Principal BD Specifications Comparison of CD,DVD and B D specification : Comparison of CD,DVD and B D specification Parameter CD DVD BD .
Disk diameter 120 mm 120 mm 120 mm
Disk thickness 1.2 mm 1.2 mm 1.2 mm
Laser wavelength 780 nm 650 nm 405 nm
Numerical aperture 0.45 0.60 0.85
Minimum pit length 0.83 um 0.4 um 0.138 um
Data rate 1.2 Mb/sec 11 Mb/sec 36 Mb/sec
Number of sides one ----- one or two
Number of data layers One ----- One or two
Data capacity ~680 MB 4.7 GB (1L) 27 GB
8.5 GB (2L)
1 7 GB (2L/2S) Blu-ray disc and CD’s /DVD’s : Blu-ray disc and CD’s /DVD’s 1 DVD = 5 to 10 CD’s
1 Blu-ray = 5 to 10 DVD’s !!!!!!
Usage of a blue instead of a red laser
Improved lens specifications
Backward compatibility (Comparison Between Blu-ray n others) Blu-ray Disc Applications : Blu-ray Disc Applications High definition television recording
High definition video distribution
High definition camcorder archiving
Mass data storage Mass Data Storage : Mass Data Storage The growing number of broadband connections allowing consumers to download vast amounts of data Conclusion : Conclusion Very soon BD’s will replace CDs and DVDs