Patent Number: 6,169,716

Title: Data slicer for an apparatus and a method for reading from and/or writing to optical recording media

Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for reading from and/or writing to optical recording media which has a data slicer for generating a digital output signal from an analogue input signal, a comparison signal generating unit for providing a comparison signal to the data slicer, and a clock generator for generating a clock signal which is matched to the input signal and/or to the output signal. The device optimizes the function of the data slicer independently of the maximum run length in the analogue input signal. The device has a phase comparison device for comparing the digital output signal with the clock signal, which device is connected to an input of the comparison signal generating unit.

Inventors: Buchler; Christian (Villingen-Schwenningen, DE)

Assignee: Deutsche Thomson-Brandt GmbH

International Classification: G11B 20/10 (20060101); G11B 20/14 (20060101); G11B 7/004 (20060101); G11B 7/00 (20060101); G11B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018