amiga floppy disk reading experience

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Jun 13 01:21:36 CDT 2010

It should be observed that the typical "time since last pulse" sort 
of data collection done by most of these things (e.g. Catweasel) and 
inerpreted by a "threshold" sort of algorithm does constittute a PLL 
of sorts, since phase errors tend to self-correct long-term speed 
variations (i.e. every sample is relative only to the previous one).

In other words, if the drive is spinning too slowly and pulses (1t, 
1.5t and 2t for MFM) come a bit late, the error isn't cumulative.


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