A new design method of the simplified neural network equalizer (NNE) with the noise whitening function for a generalized partial response (GPR) channel is proposed. The long-term bit error rate performance of GPR class-I maximum likelihood (GPR1ML) system employing NNE in perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) channel with thermal decay is also obtained by computer simulation using our thermal decay model for a CoPtCr-SiO2 PMR medium with K uV/κT = 60. The performance of GPR1ML system with NNE (GPR1ML-NNE) is superior to that of GPR1ML with a transversal filter equalizer. The PR1ML system using a noise whitening NNE and a two-state Viterbi detector provides almost equivalent performance to that of GPR1ML-NNE having a 16-state detector.
- Generalized partial response class-I maximum likelihood (GPR1ML) system
- Neural network equalizer
- Perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR)
- Thermal decay
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering