UDMA 80 core cables?

  Paul2002 12:22 03 Jan 2003
  Paul2002 12:22 03 Jan 2003

Hi all

I like to know how things in my puter work but I have never been able to figure out how an 80 wire 40 pin UDMA IDE cable can alow faster data transfers over there 40 wire 40 pin counterparts?

I once asked a chap in my local puter shop and he said its done with multiplexing, though I have an understanding of multiplexing I am still non the wiser.

Can any one enlighten me?


  jazzypop 12:27 03 Jan 2003

The simple answer is that the additional wires act as 'sponges', absorbing electrical cross-talk that effectively limits the maximum data speed of the original 40 wire design.

A better explanation can be found at click here

  woodchip 12:36 03 Jan 2003

As jazzypop say's they are extra earth cables that filter the signal

  Paul2002 12:50 03 Jan 2003

Thanks guys ;o) I am now wiser :oD

From Jazzypops link I found my way to this bit click here


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