Magnetic Information Storage Technology / Edition 1

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Most of now use magnetic recording and information storage technology one way or another on a daily basis. Billions of bytes of digital information storage space can be accessed at a touch of a fingertip and for very little cost. This feat is made possible by the ingenious creativity and hard work of many scientists and engineers who have devoted themselves to magnetic information technology over the years. The technology involves the interaction of many different scientific disciplines, and is progressing at lightning speed reaching the economic level of billions of dollars in investments and revenues. Moreover, the worldwide economy derived from magnetic and nonmagnetic storage products is global and deepening. As the new millennium approaches and the information industrial revolution continues so does the development of the magnetic recording industry based on information storage technology.

Magnetic Information Storage Technology grew out of a need for a text/reference that is self-contained and emphasizes both experimental and theoretical concepts while containing the important developments of the 1990's. Designed to help readers gain an appreciation for the science and technology involved in magnetic information storage, this book aims to provide readers with the ability to solve problems in magnetic recording using the basic techniques and models introduced.

Topics include: Fundamentals of inductive magnetic head and medium, read and write processes in magnetic recording, inductive magnetic process, channel coding and error correction, noises, nonlinear distortions, peak detection channel, PRML channel, decision feedbacks channel, off-track performance, head-disk assembly servo, fundamental limitations of magnetic recording, alternative information storage technologies.

Audience: Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, researchers in the storage industry, entry-level engineers, and professionals interested in information storage.

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Editorial Reviews

This textbook for a one-semester upper-level undergraduate or graduate course covers magnetic heads, media, write and read-back processes as well as system aspects of magnetic recording such as coding, signal detection and processing. No exercises are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780127345703
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: Electromagnetism Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 572
  • Product dimensions: 1.44 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Fundamentals of Inductive Magnetic Head and Medium. Read Process in Magnetic Recording. Write Process in Magnetic Recording. Inductive Magnetic Process. Magnetoresistive Heads. Magnetic Recording Media. Channel Coding and Error Correction. Noises. Nonlinear Distortions. Peak Detection Channel. PRML Channel. Decision Feedback Channel. Off-Track Performance. Head-Disk Assembly Servo. Fundamental Limitations of Magnetic Recording. Alternative Information Storage Technologies.
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