It allows the connection of up to four CD drives per bus, with each drive's ID set by jumpers on the drive. It uses 40-pin straight-through cables, so common IDE cables can be used successfully (although typically these only have connectors for up to two drives.)
The interface was designed my Matsushita-Kotobuki Electronics (MKE) Industries, for which it was named after.
CDMKE.SYS must be loaded in CONFIG.SYS to provide the low-level CD driver. MSCDEX.EXE is then loaded as normal to provide a drive letter for the CD.
This driver can be found under these names:
- 56X_DOS.EXE (Vogonsdrivers) - v4.12
- CR563.ZIP - CR-563-B driver (SBCD.SYS)
- CR562.ZIP - apparently an older driver for a dedicated interface board, but also for an SBPro/SB16 (CDMKE41.SYS, version 4.01)
These devices provide a Matsushita MKE interface.
|Device||Type||Model||Bus type||Bus width||8-bit ISA?||CD||-5VDC?|
|Creative Sound Blaster Pro 2||Audio||CT1600||ISA||16-bit||true||Matsushita MKE||false|
|Creative Sound Blaster 16 ASP||Audio||CT1740||ISA||16-bit||Matsushita MKE||false|
|Creative Sound Blaster 16 MCD (Panasonic)||Audio||CT2230||ISA||16-bit||Matsushita MKE||false|
|Creative Sound Blaster 16 Value||Audio||CT2770||ISA||16-bit||Matsushita MKE||false|
|Creative Sound Blaster 16 Value rev A||Audio||CT2770A||ISA||16-bit||Matsushita MKE||false|