Patent Number: 7,821,731

Title: Timing recovery for data storage channels with buffered sectors

Abstract: A storage channel, e.g., for a disk drive system, may asynchronously sample and buffer an entire sector, and then process the buffered sector to recover timing information. The storage channel may operate in an open-loop and utilize an exhaustive search to determine timing parameters. Alternatively, the storage channel may operative in a closed-loop, processing the sector once, and feeding back information obtained during decoding to the timing loop.

Inventors: Sutardja; Pantas (Los Gatos, CA), Han; Ke (Fremont, CA), Wu; Zining (Los Altos, CA)

Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 5/09 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00