Information technology — Data interchange on 8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge — Helical scan recording — HH-1 format

Technologies de l'information — Échange de données sur cartouche de bande magnétique de 8 mm de large — Enregistrement par balayage en spirale — Format HH-1

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INTERNATIONAL ISO/IEC
STANDARD 15718
First edition
1998-08-01
Information technology — Data interchange
on 8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge —
Helical scan recording — HH-1 format
Technologies de l'information — Échange de données sur cartouche de
bande magnétique de 8 mm de large — Enregistrement par balayage en
spirale — Format HH-1
Reference number
B C
ISO/IEC 15718:1998(E)
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ISO/IEC 15718:1998 (E)
Contents
Section 1 - General 1
1 Scope 1
2 Conformance 1
2.1 Magnetic tape cartridge 1
2.2 Generating drive 1
2.3 Receiving drive 1
3 Normative References 2
4 Definitions 2
4.1 Absolute Frame Address 2
4.2 a.c. erase 2
4.3 algorithm 2
4.4 Area ID 2
4.5 Average Signal Amplitude 2
4.6 azimuth 2
4.7 back surface 2
4.8 bit cell 2
4.9 byte 2
4.10 cartridge 2
4.11 Channel bit 2
4.12 compressed data 2
4.13 Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) character 2
4.14 Data Format ID 2
4.15 End of Data (EOD) 2
4.16 Error Correcting Code 2
4.17 flux transition position 2
4.18 flux transition spacing 2
4.19 Frame 2
4.20 Logical Beginning of Tape (LBOT) 2
4.21 record 2
4.22 magnetic tape 2
4.23 Master Standard Reference Tape 3
4.24 Partition Boundary 3
© ISO/IEC 1998

All rights reserved. Unless otherwise specified, no part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic

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4.25 Physical Beginning of Tape (PBOT) 3
4.26 Physical End of Tape (PEOT) 3
4.27 physical recording density 3
4.28 Reference Field 3
4.29 Secondary Standard Reference Tape 3
4.30 Standard Reference Amplitude (SRA) 3
4.31 Standard Reference Recording Current 3
4.32 Tape Reference Edge 3
4.33 Test Recording Current 3
4.34 track 3
4.35 Typical Field 3
4.36 uncompressed data 3
5 Conventions and notations 3
5.1 Representation of numbers 3
5.2 Names 4
6 Acronyms 4
7 Environment and safety 4
7.1 Testing environment 4
7.2 Operating environment 4
7.3 Storage environment 4
7.4 Transportation 4
7.5 Safety 5
7.6 Flammability 5
Section 2 - Requirements for the case 6
8 Dimensional and mechanical characteristics of the case 6
8.1 General 6
8.2 Overall dimension 6
8.3 Holding areas 7
8.4 Cartridge insertion 7
8.5 Window 8
8.6 Loading grips 8
8.7 Label areas 8
8.8 Datum areas and datum holes 8
8.9 Support Areas 9
8.10 Recognition holes 10
8.11 Write-inhibit hole 10
8.12 Pre-positioning surfaces 11
8.13 Cartridge lid 11
8.14 Cartridge reel lock 12
8.15 Reel access holes 13
8.16 Interface between the reels and the drive spindles 13
8.17 Light path 15
8.18 Position of the tape in the case 15
8.19 Tape path zone 16
8.20 Tape access cavity 16
8.21 Tape access cavity clearance requirements 16
Section 3 - Requirements for the Unrecorded Tape 33
9 Mechanical, physical and dimensional characteristics of the tape 33
9.1 Materials 33
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9.2 Tape length 33
9.2.1 Magnetic tape 33
9.2.2 Leader and trailer tapes 33
9.2.3 Splicing tape 33
9.3.1 Width of magnetic tape 33
9.3.2 Width of leader and trailer tapes 33
9.3.3 Width and position of splicing tape 33
9.4 Discontinuities 33
9.5 Thickness 33
9.5.1 Thickness of the magnetic tape 33
9.5.2 Thickness of leader and trailer tape 34
9.5.3 Thickness of the splicing tape 34
9.6 Longitudinal curvature 34
9.7 Cupping 34
9.8 Coating adhesion 34
9.9 Layer-to-layer adhesion 35
9.10 Tensile strength 35
9.10.1 Breaking strength 35
9.10.2 Yield strength 35
9.11 Residual elongation 35
9.12 Electrical resistance of coated surfaces 35
9.13 Tape winding 36
9.14 Light transmittance of tape 36
9.15 Media Recognition System (MRS) 36
10 Magnetic recording characteristics 37
10.1 Typical Field 37
10.2 Signal amplitude 38
10.3 Resolution 38
10.4 Overwrite 38
10.5 Ease of erasure 38
10.6 Tape quality 38
10.6.1 Missing pulses 38
10.6.2 Missing pulse zone 38
10.7 Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 39
Section 4 - Requirements for an interchanged tape 40
11 Format 40
11.1 General 40
11.2 Information Matrix 41
11.2.1 Loading the Information Matrix 41
11.3 Sync Block 53
11.3.1 Sync Block Data 53
11.3.2 Sync Block Header 53
11.3.3 Sync Block Header in Preamble Zone 54
11.4 Data Zone 54

11.4.1 Identification and arrangement of Information Blocks in the Data Zone of a Frame 54

11.4.2 Identification and arrangement of Sync Blocks in Data Zone of a Track 55
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12 Method of recording 55
12.1 Physical recording density 55
12.2 Long-term average bit cell length 55
12.3 Short-term average bit cell length 55
12.4 Rate of change 56
12.5 Bit shift 56
12.6 Read signal amplitude 56
12.7 Recording current 56
13 Track geometry 56
13.1 Track configuration 56
13.2 Average track pitch 57
13.3 Variations of the track pitch 57
13.4 Track width 57
13.5 Track angle 57
13.6 Track edge linearity 57
13.7 Track length 57
13.8 Data Zone reference 57
13.9 Azimuth angles 57
14 Recording pattern 57
14.1 Recorded Sync Block 57
14.2 Preamble Zone 57
14.3 Postamble Zone 57
15 Format of a track 58
15.1 Track capacity 58
15.2 Positioning accuracy 58
15.3 Tracking scheme 58
16 Layout of a Single Data Space tape 58
16.1 Frame type 58
16.1.1 Data Frame 58
16.1.2 Gap Frame 58
16.1.3 Long File Mark Frame 58
16.1.4 Short File Mark Frame 58
16.1.5 Set Mark Frame 58
16.1.6 End of Data Frame 58
16.1.7 Format Frame 59
16.1.8 Data Frame in System Area 59
16.2 Device Area 59
16.3 Reference Area 59
16.4 System Area 59
16.4.1 Guard Band No.1 59
16.4.2 System Log Preamble 59
16.4.3 System Log 59
16.4.4 System Log Postamble 59
16.4.5 Guard Band No.2 59
16.4.6 Data Area Preamble 59
16.5 Data Area 59
16.5.1 Long File Mark 59
16.5.2 Short File Mark 59
16.5.3 Set Mark 60
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16.5.4 Write operation 60
16.5.5 Append and overwrite operations 60
16.5.6 Rewritten Frames 60
16.6 EOD Area 60
16.7 Post-EOD Area 60
17 Layout of a partitioned tape 61
17.1 Overall magnetic tape layout 61
17.1.1 Device Area 61
17.1.2 Partition 1 61
17.1.3 Partition 0 62
17.2 Partition Identification 62
Annexes
A - Measurement of light transmittance of tape and leaders 63
B - Measurement of Signal-to-Noise Ratio 66
C - Representation of 8-bit bytes by 10-bit patterns 67
D - Measurement of bit shift 75
E - Measurement of track edge linearity tolerance 78
F - Recommendations for transportation 79
G - Example of the content of a Data Block in the System Area 80
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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the

specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC participate in the

development of International Standards through technical committees established by the respective organization to deal with

particular fields of technical activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other

international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also take part in the work.

In the field of information technology, ISO and IEC have established a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1. Draft

International Standards adopted by the joint technical committee are circulated to national bodies for voting. Publication as an

International Standard requires approval by at least 75 % of the national bodies casting a vote.

International Standard ISO/IEC 15718 was prepared by JISC (as Standard JIS X.6143-1997) with document support and

contribution from ECMA (ECMA-247) and was adopted, under a special “fast-track procedure”, by Joint Technical Committee

ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, in parallel with its approval by national bodies of ISO and IEC.

Annexes A to E form an integral part of this International Standard. Annexes F and G are for information only.

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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD  ISO/IEC ISO/IEC 15718:1998 (E)
Information technology — Data interchange on 8 mm wide magnetic tape
cartridge — Helical scan recording — HH-1 format
Section 1 - General
1Scope

This International Standard specifies the physical and magnetic characteristics of an 8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge so as to

provide physical interchange of such cartridges between drives. It also specifies the quality of the recorded signals, the

recording method and the recorded format - called HH-1 format - thereby allowing for full data interchange between drives by

means of such magnetic tape cartridges.

Information interchange between systems also requires, as a minimum, agreement between the interchange parties upon the

interchange code(s) and the specifications of the structure and labelling of the information on the interchanged cartridge.

2 Conformance
2.1 Magnetic tape cartridge

A tape cartridge shall be in conformance with this International Standard if it meets all the mandatory requirements specified

herein. The tape requirements shall be satisfied throughout the extent of the tape.

2.2 Generating drive

A drive generating a magnetic tape cartridge for interchange shall be in conformance with this International Standard if all

recordings on the tape meet the mandatory requirements of this International Standard.

A claim of conformance shall state which of the following optional features are implemented and which are not

− the performing of a Read-After-Write check and the recording of any necessary rewritten frames;

− the generation of ECC3 Blocks.
In addition a claim of conformance shall state

− whether or not, registered data compression algorithm(s) are implemented within the system and are able to compress data

received from the host, and
− the registered identification number(s) of the implemented algorithm(s).
2.3 Receiving drive

A drive receiving a magnetic tape cartridge for interchange shall be in conformance with this International Standard if it is able

to handle any recording made on the tape according to this International Standard. In particular it shall

be able to recognize rewritten frames and to make available to the host, data and File Marks from only one of these frames;

− be able to recognize a ECC3 Block, and ignore it if the system is not capable of using ECC3 check bytes in a process of

error correction;

− be able to recognize compressed data, identify the algorithm used, and make the algorithm registration number available to

the host;
be able to make compressed data available to the host.
In addition a claim of conformance shall state

− whether or not the system is capable of using ECC3 check bytes in a process of error correction;

− whether or not one or more decompression algorithm(s) are implemented within the system, and are able to be applied to

compressed data prior to making such data available to the host;

the registered identification number(s) of the data compression algorithm(s) for which a complementary data decompression

algorithm is implemented.

− whether or not the system is capable of updating the System Log(s) if the Write-inhibit Hole state so permits.

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3 Normative references

The following standards contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this International

Standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision, and parties to

agreements based on this International Standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent

editions of the standards indicated below. Members of IEC and ISO maintain registers of currently valid International

Standards.

ISO 527-1:1993, Plastics — Determination of tensile properties — Part 1: General principles.

ISO 1302:1992, Technical drawings — Method of indicating surface texture.

ISO/IEC 11576:1995, Information technology — Procedure for the registration of algorithms for the lossless compression

of data.
IEC 950:1991, Safety of information technology equipment.
4 Definitions

For the purposes of this International Standard, the following definitions apply.

4.1 Absolute Frame Address: A sequence number, encoded in the Frame.

4.2 a.c. erase: A process of erasure utilising alternating magnetic fields of decaying intensity.

4.3 algorithm: A set of rules for transforming the logical representation of data.

4.4 Area ID:
Identifier of an area of the tape.

4.5 Average Signal Amplitude: The average peak-to-peak value of the output signal from the read head at the

specified physical recording density over a minimum of 20,7 mm of track, exclusive of missing pulses.

4.6 azimuth: The angular deviation, in degrees of arc, made by the mean flux transition line with a line normal to the

centreline of the recorded track.

4.7 back surface: The surface of the tape opposite to the magnetic coating which is used to record data.

4.8 bit cell: A distance along the track allocated for the recording of a Channel bit.

4.9 byte:
An ordered set of bits acted upon as a unit.
4.10 cartridge:
A case containing magnetic tape stored on twin hubs.
4.11 Channel bit: A bit after 8-10 transformation.
4.12 compressed data: Data which has been subjected to a compression algorithm.

4.13 Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) character: A 16-bit character obtained from a mathematical

calculation and used for error detection.

4.14 Data Format ID: An identifier specifying which data format is being used on the tape.

4.15 End of Data (EOD): The point on the tape at the end of the Frame which contains the last user data.

4.16 Error Correcting Code: A mathematical computation yielding check bytes used for the detection and cor-

rection of errors.

4.17 flux transition position: That point on a magnetic tape which exhibits the maximum free-space flux density

normal to the magnetic tape surface.

4.18 flux transition spacing: The distance along a track between successive flux transitions.

4.19 Frame: A pair of adjacent tracks with azimuths of opposite polarity, in which the track with the positive azimuth

precedes that with the negative azimuth.
4.20 Logical Beginning of Tape (LBOT):
The point along the length of the tape where a recording of data for
interchange commences.

4.21 Logical Record: Related data, from the host, treated as a unit of information.

4.22 magnetic tape: A tape which will accept and retain the magnetic signals intended for input, output and storage

purposes on computers and associated equipment.
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4.23 Master Standard Reference Tape: A tape selected as the standard for a Reference Field, Signal Ampli-

tude, Resolution, Overwrite and Signal-to-Noise Ratio.

Note - The Master Standard Reference Tape has been established by the Reliability Center for Electronic Components of Japan (RCJ).

4.24 Partition Boundary: The point along the length of a magnetic tape at which partition 1 ends and partition 0

commences.

4.25 Physical Beginning of Tape (PBOT): The point where the leader tape is joined to the magnetic tape.

4.26 Physical End of Tape (PEOT): The point where the trailer tape is joined to the magnetic tape.

4.27 physical recording density: The number of recorded flux transitions per unit length of track, expressed in

flux transitions per millimetre (ftpmm).
4.28 Reference Field: The Typical Field of the Master Standard Reference Tape.

4.29 Secondary Standard Reference Tape (SSRT): A tape the performance of which is known and stated in

relation to that of the Master Standard Reference Tape.

Note - Secondary Standard Reference Tapes can be ordered from RCJ, 1-1-12 Hachiman-cho, Higashikurume, Tokyo 203, Japan, under Part Number JRM

6143 until the year 2006. In principle such tapes will be available for a period of 10 years from the first version of this Standard. However, by agreement

between ECMA and RCJ, this period may be shortened or extended to take account of demand for such SSRTs.

It is intended that these be used for calibrating tertiary reference tapes for use in routine calibration.

4.30 Standard Reference Amplitude (SRA): The Average Signal Amplitude derived from the Master

Standard Reference Tape when using the Test Recording Current and the recording density of 3 658,1 ftpmm.

Traceability to the SRA is provided by the calibration factors supplied with each Secondary Standard Reference Tape.

4.31 Standard Reference Current: The current that produces the Reference Field.

4.32 Tape Reference Edge: The lower edge of the tape when viewing the recording surface of the tape, with the

BOT splice to the observer's left.

4.33 Test Recording Current: The current that is used to record an SRA. It is 1,3 times the Standard Reference

Current.

4.34 track: A diagonally positioned area on the tape along which a series of magnetic signals may be recorded.

4.35 Typical Field: In the plot of Average Signal Amplitude against the recording field at the physical recording

density of 3 658,1 ftpmm, the minimum field that causes the Average Signal Amplitude equal to 90% of the maximum Average

Signal Amplitude.

4.36 uncompressed data: Data which has not been subjected to a compression algorithm.

5 Conventions and notations
5.1 Representation of numbers

− A measured value is rounded off to the least significant digit of the corresponding specified value. It implies that a specified

value of 1,26 with a positive tolerance of 0,01, and a negative tolerance of 0,02 allows a range of measured values from

1,235 to 1,275.
− Letters and digits in parentheses represent numbers in hexadecimal notation.
− The setting of a bit is denoted by ZERO or ONE.

− Numbers in binary notation and bit combinations are represented by strings of 0 and 1. Within such strings, X may be used

to indicate that the setting of a bit is not specified within the string.

− Numbers in binary notation and bit combinations are shown with the most significant byte to the left and with the most

significant bit in each byte to the left.
− Negative values of numbers in binary notation are given in TWO’ s complement.

− In each field the data is processed so that the most significant byte (byte 0) is processed first. Within each byte the most

significant bit (numbered 7 in an 8-bit byte) is processed first. This order of processing applies also to the data input to the

Error Detection and Correction circuits and to their outputs, unless otherwise stated.

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5.2 Names

The names of basic elements, e.g. specific fields, are given with a capital initial letter.

6 Acronyms
BOT Beginning of Tape
CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check
ECC Error Correcting Code
EOD End of Data
LBOP Logical Beginning of Partition
LBOT Logical Beginning of Tape
LEOP Logical End of Partition
LEOT Logical End of Tape
PBOP Physical Beginning of Partition
PEOP Physical End of Partition
PBOT Physical Beginning of Tape
PEOT Physical End of Tape
SNR Signal-to-Noise-Ratio
SSRT Secondary Standard Reference Tape
7 Environment and safety

The conditions specified below refer to ambient conditions immediately surrounding the cartridge. Cartridges exposed to

environments outside these limits may still be able to function usefully; however, such exposure may cause permanent damage.

7.1 Testing environment

Unless otherwise specified, tests and measurements made on the cartridge to check the requirements of this International

Standard shall be carried out under the following conditions:
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temperature: 23 C ± 2 C
relative humidity: 40 % to 60 %
conditioning period before testing: 24 h
7.2 Operating environment

Cartridges used for data interchange shall be capable of operating under the following conditions:

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temperature: 5 C to 45 C
relative humidity: 20 % to 80 %
wet bulb temperature: 26 C max.
There shall be no deposit of moisture on or in the cartridge.
Conditioning before operating:

If a cartridge has been exposed during storage and/or transportation to a condition outside the above values, before use the

cartridge shall be conditioned in the operating environment for a time at least equal to the period during which it has been out

of the operating environment, up to a maximum of 24 h.
Note - Rapid variations of temperature should be avoided.
7.3 Storage environment
The following conditions shall be observed during storage of cartridges :
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temperature: 5 C to 32 C
relative humidity: 20 % to 60 %

The stray magnetic field at any point on the tape shall not exceed 4000 A/m. There shall be no deposit of moisture on or in the

cartridge.
7.4 Transportation

Recommended limits for the environment to which a cartridge may be subjected during transportation, and the precautions to

be taken to minimize the possibility of damage, are provided in annex F.
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7.5 Safety

The cartridge and its components shall satisfy the requirements of IEC 950 when used in the intended manner or in any

foreseeable use in an information processing system.
7.6 Flammability

The cartridge and its components shall be made from materials which, if ignited from a match flame, do not continue to burn in

a still carbon dioxide atmosphere.
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Section 2 - Requirements for the case
8 Dimensional and mechanical characteristics of the case
8.1 General
The cartridge shall consist of the following elements:
− a case
− recognition holes
− a write inhibit mechanism
− twin reels containing magnetic tape
− a locking mechanism for the reels

Dimensional characteristics are specified for those parameters deemed to be mandatory for interchange and compatible use of

the cartridge. Where there is freedom, of design, only the functional characteristics of the elements described are indicated. In

the figures a typical implementation is represented in third angle projections.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the cartridge seen from the top.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the cartridge seen from the bottom.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of Reference Planes X, Y and Z.
Figure 4 shows the front side with the lid closed.
Figure 5 shows the left side with the lid closed.
Figure 6 shows the top side with the lid closed.
Figure 7 shows the right side with the lid closed.
Figure 8 shows the rear side with the lid closed.
Figure 9 shows the bottom side, datum and support areas.
Figure 10 shows the bottom side with the lid removed.
Figure 11 is the enlarged view of the datum and recognition holes.

Figure 12 are the cross-sections through the light path holes, the recognition holes and the write-inhibit hole.

Figure 13 shows details of the lid when closed, rotating and open.
Figure 14 shows the details of the lid release insertion channel.
Figure 15 shows the lid lock release requirements.
Figure 16 shows the reel lock release requirements.
Figure 17 shows the reel unlock force direction.
Figure 18 shows the lid release force direction.
Figure 19 shows the lid opening force direction.
Figure 20 shows the light path and light window.
Figure 21 shows the internal tape path and light path.

Figure 22 shows the cartridge reel and a cross-section view of the cartridge reel.

Figure 23 is a cross-section view of the cartridge reel interface with the drive spindle.

Figure 24 shows the tape access cavity clearance requirements.

The dimension are referred to three orthogonal Reference Planes X, Y and Z (see figure 3).

Plane X is perpendicular to Plane Z and passes through the centres of the Datum Holes A and B.

Plane Y is perpendicular to Plane X and Plane Z and passes through the centre of Datum Hole A.

Datum area A, B and C shall lie in Plane Z.
8.2 Overall dimension (figures 5 and 6)
The length of the case shall be
l = 62,5 mm ± 0,3 mm
The width of the case shall be
l = 95,0 mm ± 0,2 mm
The distance from the top of the case to Plane Z shall be
= 15,0 mm ± 0,2 mm
The distance from the rear side to Plane X shall be
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l = 47,35 mm ± 0,15 mm
The distance from the right side to Plane Y shall be
l = 13,0 mm ± 0,1 mm
8.3 Holding areas

The holding areas shown hatched in figure 6 shall be the areas along which the cartridge shall be held down when inserted into

the drive. The distance of the holding areas from Plane X shall be
l = 12,0 mm max.
The width when measured from the edge of the case shall be
l = 3,0 mm min.
8.4 Cartridge insertion

The cartridge shall have asymmetrical features to prevent insertion into the drive in other than the correct orientation. These

consist of an insertion channel, a recess and an incline.

The insertion channel (figures 4 and 14) shall provide for an unobstructed path, when the lid is closed and locked, to unlock the

lid. The distance of the insertion channel from Plane Y shall be
l = 79,7 mm ± 0,2 mm
There shall be a chamfer at the beginning of the insertion channel defined by
l = 1,0 mm ± 0,1 mm
l = 1,5 mm ± 0,1 mm
An additional chamfer further into the insertion channel shall be defined by
l = 0,7 mm ± 0,1 mm
l = 1,0 mm ± 0,1 mm
l = 3,8 mm ± 0,1 mm
The innermost width of the channel shall be
l = 1,0 mm min.
The thickness of the lid shall be
l = 1,2 mm ± 0,1 mm
There shall be a chamfer on the lid defined by
l = 0,8 mm ± 0,1 mm
l = 1,2 mm ± 0,1 mm
The lid shall extend from the case a distance of
l = 0,5 mm ± 0,1 mm
The distance from the left side of the case to the lid lock shall be
l = 0,2 mm ± 0,2 mm
The height of the insertion area shall be
l = 2,3 mm min.
+ 0,2 mm
l = 2,5 mm
- 0,0 mm

The recess is located on the right side of the cartridge. The position and dimensions (figures 5, 7 and 10) shall be defined by

l = 7,5 mm max.
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l = 11,0 mm ± 0,2 mm
l = 1,5 mm ± 0,1 mm
The depth of the recess shall be
l = 1,5 mm ± 0,1 mm

The incline (figure 13a) is part of the lid structure. The distance of the incline from Plane X shall be defined by

+ 0,0 mm
l = 7,7 mm
- 2,5 mm
The angle of the incline shall be
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= 20 ± 1
The incline shall end when it intersects the radius r (see clause 8.13).
8.5 Window (figure 1)

A window may be provided on the top side so that parts of the reels are visible. The window, if provided, shall not extend

beyond the height of the cartridge.
8.6 Loading grips (figures 5 and 7)

The cartridge shall have recessed loading grips on each side to aid an automatic loading mechanism.

The distance from Plane X to the centreline of the loading grip shall be
l = 39,35 mm ± 0,20 mm;
The distance from Plane Z on the bottom side and from the top side shall be
l = 1,5 mm ± 0,1 mm;
The width of the indent shall be
= 5,0 mm ± 0,3 mm;
The depth of the indent shall be
l = 2,0 mm ± 0,2 mm;
and the angle of the indent
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a = 90 ± 5 .
8.7 Label areas (figures 6 and 8)

A portion of the rear side of the cartridge and a portion of the top side of the cartridge may be used for labels. The position and

the size of the labels shall not interfere with the operation or clearance requirements of the cartridge component parts.

The area used for labels on the top side shall not extend beyond the inner edge of the holding areas defined by l and l .

6 7

The position and dimensions of the label area on the rear side shall be defined by

l = 0,5 mm min.
l = 1,5 mm min.
l = 80,0 mm max.
The depth of the label area s shall be 0,3 mm max.
8.8 Datum areas and datum holes

The annular datum areas A, B and C shall lie in Plane Z (see figures 9, 10 and 11). They determine the vertical position of the

cartridge in the drive. Each shall have a diameter d equal to 6,0 mm ± 0,1 mm and be concentric with the respective datum

hole.
The centres of datum holes A and B lie in Plane X.

The centre of the circular datum hole A shall be at the intersection of planes X and Y (see figure 10).

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The distance from the centre of datum hole B to Plane Y (see figure 9) shall be
l = 68,0 mm ± 0,1 mm

The distance from the centre of the circular datum hole C to Plane Y (see figure 11) shall be

l = 10,20 mm ± 0,05 mm
The distance from the centre of datum hole D to Plane Y (see figure 11) shall be
l = 79,2 mm ± 0,2 mm

The distance from the centres of datum holes C and D to Plane X (see figure 10) shall be

l = 36,35 mm ± 0,08 mm
The thickness of the case in the datum areas shall be
l = 1,2 mm ± 0,1 mm
The diameter at the bottom of datum hole A and datum hole C shall be
l = 2,6 mm min.
The depth of the holes shall be
l = 4,0 mm min.
The upper diameter of datum holes A and C shall be
+ 0,05 mm
l = 3,00 mm
- 0,00 mm
This diameter shall be to a depth of
l = 1,5 mm min.

There shall be a chamfer around the outside of datum hole A and datum hole C defined by

l = 0,3 mm max.
o o
= 45 ± 1
The width at the bottom of datum holes B and D shall be l .
The depth of the holes shall be l .
The dimensions at the top of the holes shall be
l = 3,5 mm ± 0,1 mm
+ 0,05 mm
l = 3,00 mm
- 0,00 mm
r = 1,75 mm ± 0,05 mm
This width shall be to a depth l .
There shall be a chamfer around the outside of datum holes B
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