Patent Number: 7,821,889

Title: Offset loop for wobble

Abstract: An automated capability is provided in which an offset correction is automatically determined and routinely updated in order to reduce or otherwise eliminate data retrieval errors that may be caused by low level distortion in optical disc data storage recording, re-recording and retrieval system. The capability is implemented through an improved offset control loop for reading information from a modulated wobble signal with which the data is recorded to an optical disc data storage medium to provide detection of an offset and correction of that offset to facilitate implementation of precise timing synchronization and/or encoded information contact in the system. The offset detector measures a wobble signal and mathematically converts detected information regarding the measured wobble signal to an offset correction by integrating the wobble signal over a specific time interval and comparing the integrated value to an expected integrated value. The integration may be performed over at least one period of the sinusoidal wobble signal, and the correction added to the wobble signal.

Inventors: Oberg; Mats (Cupertino, CA), Liu; Jingfeng (Longmont, CO)

Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 20/10 (20060101)

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