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22474487 + ;Ό) Φ \ (0± ιΌ. 70710678) Poles -koi/1) Zeros H(s)H(—s). ±(±1+/0) Φ Approximations to Table 2 . 2 . 48 MAGNETIC RECORDING FOR DIRECT ACCESS STORAGE DEVICES construct a rational approximation (ratio of polynomials) to H(s), thus making sure that the resulting filter is realizable. However, while doing the filter denormalization, it becomes necessary to know one of the denormalizing factors, namely, the width at the base of our approximation. Unfortunately, the Gaussian pulse is asymptotic, that is, the width spans a range from — <» to +<*>.

Flux reversals that will provide a readback pulse with a late maximum are written early. This is depicted graphically in Fig. 7. Shift-—1 > \ / ! 1 / \ \% χ / Fig. 6. Two adjacent bits so close together that their "tails" affect each other's amplitude and position thus causing bit shift. 28 MAGNETIC RECORDING FOR DIRECT ACCESS STORAGE DEVICES (a) (b) Pre-compensation (c) Pre-compensation (d) Fig. 7. Read waveform without and with write pre-compensation. (a) Two isolated bits, (b) Composite waveform showing bit shift, (c) Two isolated bits for which write pre-compensation took place, (d) Composite waveform showing no bit shift.

17) where D(x) represents the sensitivity function of the R/W head. The integration is a convolution. However, we know that a filter performs the 42 MAGNETIC RECORDING FOR DIRECT ACCESS STORAGE DEVICES convolution (in the time domain) of its impulse response with the input pulse. Consequently, if we postulate a filter whose impulse response is equal to the reciprocal of the head sensitivity function, the convolution performed by the filter (the equalizer) tends to eliminate the convolution (or spreading) caused by the head sensitivity function.

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