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Author Jinghuan Chen ♦ Jaekyun Moon ♦ Bazargan, K.
Sponsorship ACM ♦ EDA Consortium ♦ IEEE ♦ SSCS
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Signal generators ♦ Noise generators ♦ Field programmable gate arrays ♦ Intersymbol interference ♦ Hard disks ♦ Signal design ♦ Pulse generation ♦ Timing ♦ Error analysis ♦ Runtime
Abstract A hard disk readback signal generator designed to provide noise-corrupted signals to a channel simulator has been implemented on a Xilinx Virtex/spl trade/E FPGA device. The generator simulates pulses sensed by read heads in hard drives. All major distortion and noise processes, such as intersymbol interference, transition noise, electronics noise, head and media nonlinearity, intertrack interference, and write timing error, can be generated according to the statistics and parameters defined by the user. Reconfigurable implementation enables an update of the signal characteristics in runtime. The user also has the flexibility to choose from a set of bitstreams to simulate particular combinations of noise and distortion. Such customized restructuring helps reduce the area consumption and hence virtually increase the capacity of the FPGA device. The time to generate the readback signals has been reduced by four orders compared to its software counterpart.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Minnesota Univ., USA (Jinghuan Chen; Jaekyun Moon; Bazargan, K.)
ISBN 1581134614
ISSN 0738100X
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-06-10
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. (ACM)
Size (in Bytes) 727.38 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 349
Ending Page 354


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library