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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Signalling for Peak Power Limited Magnetic Channels.

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The magnetic channel is peak power limited if the head is subject to saturation when reading flux transitions. This is the case, for example, when a magnetoresistive sensor is in contact with the magnetic tape medium. We describe two different approaches to peak amplitude reduction: 1. Insert additional transition blocks between existing transitions (Write Equalization). The resulting transition response is DC free, therefore conventionally used equalization targets are not suitable. We determine read equalization transfer functions for both peak position and sampled detection. 2. Eliminate the binary input combinations causing high amplitude peaks. We describe a rate 4/5 code to reduce the peak amplitude of a read signal by 3 db through the elimination of the 010 combination (NRZI coding), and provide a 20% density enhancement for EPR4 signalling in white noise. © 1991 IEEE

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01 Jan 1991

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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