Electronic devices have been markedly improved in recent years and in particular, electronic control is most predominant, thanks mainly to advances in LSI technology.
Car audio units, for example, are not an exception. The industry trend is to develop more electronically controlled car tuners and tape decks.
The electronically controlled tape mechanism is being applied to car audio at a rapid pace and it will result in reducing the dashboard space required for car stereo. Due to reduced space available, automotive designs call for a more compact, thinner chassis, higher-performance mechanism for car audio systems. On the other hand, pricing competition is keen among more advanced devices, so there is an imminent need to minimize the cost of the electronic controlled tape mechanism.
Thus, the ultra compact, full logic cassette mechanism has been developed to meet the needs of Auto Sound Design Engineers.