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feed drive

An optical drive that grabs the disc after it is partially inserted in the slot and pulls it onto the drive spindle. Also called a "slot drive" or "slot loading drive," all automobile CD/DVD players as well as the optical drives in Mac computers, flat panel all-in-ones and flat panel TV/DVD combos are feed drives.

Mini CDs/DVDs May Need Adapters
Although some work, many feed drives do not tolerate the smaller 80mm mini CDs and DVDs. However, the 80mm discs can be snapped into a 80-120mm adapter and then inserted into the slot. Contrast with tray drive and caddy drive. See custom-cut CD.


Apple's G4 Cube
In 2000, Apple was the first to use a feed drive in a computer. Feed drives are more convenient than tray drives, which have to be opened before the disc can be inserted. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)




Apple's G4 Cube
In 2000, Apple was the first to use a feed drive in a computer. Feed drives are more convenient than tray drives, which have to be opened before the disc can be inserted. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)
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Based on the theory of short circuit, it concerns on the 1/4 wavelength slot antenna and focuses on how to use the techniques of passive dipoles and narrow slot loading to increase the impedance bandwidth of the opening slot antenna and how the directional radiation ability of antenna can be increased.
The BDX5500 also supports 3D playback, has touch controls and is slot loading so it can be placed vertically.
In order to determine the equivalent [TM.sub.mn] propagation modes introduced by the self-complementary shaped multiple-L slot loading regarding the operational frequency bands demonstrated in Figure 3, Equation (1) given below has been used [17].
To overcome the problem, according to [10-13] dielectric lens loading is introduced in this paper to reduce the phase error at the aperture, which helps improve antennas' radiation patterns in the high frequency band and increase radiation gain in the whole frequency band; meanwhile, a novel ridge structure with slot loading on ridges is adopted in this paper and the simulated and measured results show that the impedance matching characteristic of the antenna in the lower frequency band is improved greatly due to the addition of the slot loading.
DRGH design is divided into 4 parts: characteristic impedance calculation of ridged waveguides by transverse resonant method combined with the calculation method in [14-16], the design of the reflection cavitydesign of the ridged structure extending form the waveguide port to the horn apertureand structure optimization which includes analysis of phase error distribution at the antenna aperture, design of dielectric lens according to the structure, analysis of ridged waveguide and design of slot loading on ridges for lowering the cutoff frequency of the dominant mode ([TE.sub.10]).
The the left side features a slot loading DVD drive with an eject button and a card reader slot.
This "performance factory" docking station delivers the power of an AMD Radeonacents HD 6650M graphics card with 1GB VRAM, slot loading optical drive, three USB ports (1 x 3.0 and 2 x 2.0), HDMIA[R] and VGA ports.
Advances in broadband microstrip antennas with additional microstrip resonators, an air or foam substrate, slot loading, or integrated reactive loading, for example, are presented and discussed in detail.
Hold down Option when starting up from a slot loading iMac, iBook or G4 to see a new feature for selecting the drive your Mac will boot from.
has released its BDR-XS05 slot loading BD/DVD/CD burner, which can be used in a horizontal or vertical (standing up) position to save on desk space.
Meanwhile a lateral L-shaped slot loading is employed in the ground-plane to obtain wider resonant band.