ISO/IEC 18809:2000

Information technology — 8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge for information interchange — Helical scan recording AIT-1 with MIC format ISO/IEC 18809:2000

Publication date:   Dec 21, 2000

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Aug 21, 2020


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 23 Digitally Recorded Media for Information Interchange and Storage

International Standard

35.220.23   Cassettes and cartridges for magnetic tapes



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This International Standard specifies the physical and magnetic characteristics of an 8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge
containing a memory chip to enable physical interchange of such cartridges between drives. It also specifies the quality of the
recorded signals, the recording method and the recorded format - called Advanced Intelligent Tape No. 1 with Memory In
Cartridge (AIT-1 with MIC) - thereby allowing data interchange between drives by means of such magnetic tape cartridges.
The System Log is recorded in the MIC.
This International Standard specifies two types of cartridge depending on the thickness of the magnetic tape contained in the
Information interchange between systems also requires, at 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.

Life cycle


ISO/IEC 18809:2000
90.93 Standard confirmed
Aug 21, 2020


Adopted from ECMA-291