>> Sunday, October 18, 2009
After four years of silence even the CD-i Emulator Home website is getting new updates. cdifan: "Added Hardware and Software sections containing an inventory of my CD-i hardware and software. I disassembled some CD-i players and most of my DVC collection to take some pictures. Check out http://www.cdiemu.org/hardware/ (adding picture links right now; currently only 22ER9141/00 (Gate Array MPEG rev 3) has them). I haven't gotten around to typing in component numbers yet, but you should be able to make them out yourself. It's mainly DVCs but there a few nice pictures of CDI605 and CDI660 internals.
- The two versions of the 22ER9141 cartridge seem remarkably similar (Gate Array MPEG and VMPEG).
- These cartridges use an XCD251FU chip for video (unmarked in the Gate Array MPEG) and a DSP56001 for audio.
- The 22ER9956 cartridge (IMPEG) uses an XCD270FU chip, presumably for both audio and video (hence "Integrated").
- The GSC38GG307PG* chip is on all three cartridges; it's location near the DRAMs suggests that it is the MPEG video display controller (stored in memory in some YUV format)."