Patent Number: 8,797,833

Title: NRZI processing methods and devices to correct for sync detection failures

Abstract: New and useful methods and systems for detecting sync signals/patterns in streams of data are disclosed. For example, in an embodiment system for processing data includes a first module having dedicated processing circuitry configured to detect a sync signal embedded in a received stream of data and to produce an output stream of data, and second module that includes a firmware-controlled processor configured to correct sufficient errors within the received stream of data so as to allow the first module to detect the sync signal on a condition when the first module by itself is incapable of resolving the sync signal caused by the errors in the received stream of data.

Inventors: Licona; Estuardo (Milpitas, CA), Oberg; Mats (Cupertino, CA)

Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 7/004 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018