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Nonbinary LDPC Coding and Iterative Decoding System With 2-D Equalizer for TDMR R/W Channel Using Discrete Voronoi Model

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Nakamura, Y. ; Grad. Sch. of Sci. & Eng., Ehime Univ., Matsuyama, Japan ; Okamoto, Y. ; Osawa, H. ; Aoi, H.
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A 2-D magnetic recording (TDMR) by shingled magnetic recording (SMR) is one of the most promising technologies for realizing ultra-high areal densities. We have developed the discretized granular medium model with nonmagnetic grain boundaries and the simple writing process considering intergranular exchange fields and magnetostatic interaction fields between grains on the discrete Voronoi model for TDMR. In this paper, the bit-error rate (BER) performance of the iterative decoding system using a nonbinary low-density parity-check (LDPC) code over Galois field GF(q) with the 2-D finite-impulse-response equalizer (2D-FIRE) is obtained via computer simulation using an R/W channel model employing the writing process under TDMR specifications of 4.12 Tb/in2, and it is compared to that with the 1-D FIRE (1D-FIRE). The results show that the BER performance of the nonbinary LDPC coding and iterative decoding system with the 2D-FIRE is better than that with the 1D-FIRE.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 2 )