- Panasonic is a company, see the Panasonic company contact information page for additional information about the company and their contact information.
- Alternatively referred to as the Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics or MKE interface, the Panasonic interface is a proprietary interface to connect CD-ROM drives to PC systems. The interface is usually part of a sound card. For example, Creative Labs uses a Panasonic style (40-pin flat ribbon cable) for their older Sound Blaster cards. The Panasonic interface does not require an IRQ, but communicates directly through the port address. Today, this interface is seldom used when compared with other CD-ROM interfaces.
Also see: CD-ROM definitions