Performance improvementof PRML system for (1, 7) RLL code

Hisashi Osawa, Makoto Okada, Kohei Wakamiya, Yoshihiro Okamoto

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The performance improvement of the partial response maximum-likelihood (PRML) system for (I, 7) runlength limited (RLL) code is studied. As a new PRML system, PR(1, I, 0, -1, -I) system called modified E2PR4 (ME2PR4) followed by Viterbi detector for (1, 7) RLL code is proposed. At first, a determination method of the tap weights in transversal filter to equalize to PR(I, 1, 0, -1, -1) characteristic taking account of a noise correlation is described. And the equalization characteristics of the transversal filter are evaluated. Then, a Viterbi detector for ME2PR4 utilizing the constraint of runlength of (1, 7) RLL code is presented. Finally, the bit-error rate is obtained by computer simulation and the performance is compared with that of the conventional PRML systems called PR4, EPR4 and E2PR4 systems with Viterbi detector. The results show that among these systems our system exhibits the best performance and the SNR improvement increases with the increase in the linear density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1455-1460
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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