Panasonic CD interface
The Panasonic CD interface
, also known as the MKE CD interface
Kotobuki Electronics), SLCD
or simply Panasonic
, is a proprietary computer interface for connecting a CD-ROM
drive to an IBM PC compatible
computer. It was used briefly in the early 1990s
, and is no longer in production.
The interface is similar in physical format to an IDE, and an IDE cable may be used; however, the CD-ROM drive cannot be connected to the IDE bus and must have an interface card. Some SoundBlaster cards were manufactured with a port to connect to the CD-ROM drive with this interface.