Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications


Session Number:15-PM2-F



Target and Equalizer Design for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording at 1 Tb/in2

Sukarasut Meksiri,  Skawrat Wangtaphan,  Kasin Vichienchom,  


Publication Date:2008/10/14

Online ISSN:2188-5079


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This paper described the design of generalized partial-response (GPR) target and its corresponding equalizer for perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) read channel with jitter noise. In this design the readback signal model uses transition response that its parameter is calculated based on media properties and reader head geometry specifically designed for 1 Tb/in2 areal density. The GPR targets with various lengths are designed using minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) approach. The simulation results show that the BER performance of the system degrades as the ratio of jitter noise power to total noise power increases. According to these results GPR2 with 7-tap equalizer offers the optimal tradeoff between system performance and circuit implementation.