5-Tap Adaptive PRML Architecture for High-Density Optical Disc Channel

  • Published : 2007.12.30


This paper introduces adaptive PRML (Partial Response Maximum Likelihood) architecture with PR (a,b,c,d,e) channel type for the improved readability of high-density optical discs with capacity greater than 30GB. The proposed PRML architecture consists of an adaptive equalizer, a Viterbi detector and a channel identifier. Detailed description for each component is included. The architecture is implemented in chip and also confirmed its performance on the test board mounting the chip. Test results show that the proposed 5-tap PRML architecture is well operated, and less than $2{\times}10^{-4}$ of BER (Bit Error Rate) is achieved with radial and tangential tilt margin of ${\pm}0.6^{\circ}$ on self-made 30GB BD at 1x speed.