Magnetic Information Storage Technology: A Volume in the ELECTROMAGNETISM Series

Front Cover
Elsevier, May 24, 1999 - Science - 536 pages
1 Review
This text explains how hard disk drives operate, how billions of bytes of digital information are stored and accessed, and where the technology is going. In particular, the book emphasizes the most fundamental principles of magnetic information storage, including in-depth knowledge of both magnetics and signal processing methods. Magnetic Information Storage Technology contains many graphic illustrations and an introduction of alternative storage technologies, such as optic disk recording, holographic recording, semiconductor flash memory, and magnetic random access memory.
  • Provides the fundamentals of magnetic information storage and contrasts it with a comparison of alternative storage technologies
  • Addresses the subject at the materials, device and system levels
  • Addresses the needs of the multi-billion-dollar-a year magnetic recording and information storage industry
  • Emphasizes both theoretical and experimental concepts
  • Condenses current knowledge on magnetic information storage technology into one self-contained volume
  • Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as seasoned researchers, engineers and professionals in data and information storage fields
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Inductive Recording Head and Magnetic Medium
31
Chapter 3 Read Process in Magnetic Recording
49
Chapter 4 Write Process in Magnetic Recording
65
Chapter 5 Inductive Magnetic Heads
81
Chapter 6 Magnetoresistive Heads
123
Chapter 7 Magnetic Recording Media
177
Chapter 8 Channel Coding and Error Correction
207
Chapter 9 Noises
233
Chapter 11 Peak Detection Channel
345
Chapter 12 PRML Channels
361
Chapter 13 Decision Feedback Channels
433
Chapter 14 OffTrack Performance
451
Chapter 15 HeadDisk Assembly Servo
467
Chapter 16 Fundamental Limitations of Magnetic Recording
479
Chapter 17 Alternative Information Storage Technologies
495
Index
531

Chapter 10 Nonlinear Distortions
267

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page v - Electromagnetism is a classical area of physics and engineering that still plays a very important role in the development of new technology. Electromagnetism often serves as a link between electrical engineers, material scientists, and applied physicists. This series presents volumes on those aspects of applied and theoretical electromagnetism that are becoming increasingly important in modern and rapidly development technology.
Page viii - Elsevier Series in Electromagnetism (Series formerly known as Academic Press Series in Electromagnetism) Edited by ISAAK MAYERGOYZ, University of Maryland, College Park, USA Electromagnetism is a classical area of physics and engineering that still plays a very important role in the development of new technology. Electromagnetism often serves as a link between electrical engineers, material scientists, and applied physicists. This series presents volumes on those aspects...

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information