Specifications Sought for 7-Track Tape Heads

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Fri Apr 19 15:31:59 2002

At 06:08 PM 4/19/2002 +0000, Pete Turnbull wrote:
>Well, if you're going to go into digital signal processing, why not just
>use a 9-track head, and analyse the data from adjacent tracks to recombine
>into 7 tracks? ;-)

Or for that matter, the seven "heads" could be displaced
along the path of the tape, and the software would handle
the realignment of the time domain. Or you could read
less than 7 tracks at a time, and reassemble in software.

- John
Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 15:31:59 BST

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