CD-ROM Yellow Book

The Yellow Book was written in 1984 to describe the extension of CD to store computer data, i.e. CD-ROM (Read Only Memory). This specification comprises the following:

  • Disc specification which is a copy of part of the Red Book
  • Optical stylus parameters (from Red Book)
  • Modulation and error correction (from Red Book)
  • Control & display system (from Red Book)
  • Digital data structure, which describes the sector structure and the ECC and EDC for a CD-ROM disc.