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NEW PLANAR HEAD LAYOUT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014033D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The published planar head layout eliminates the disadvantage of prior planar head designs by minimizing the distance from the gap to the trailing edge of the slider. This is important for head performance because it reduces the gap fly height sensitivity to variations in pitch angle. Variation in gap fly height causes variations in written and read-back signals. Prior planar head designs have the coils and pole tips laid out in two symmetric halves. The turns of the coil are equally distributed about upright magnetic columns known as “pillars”. The pillars and coils are centered about the gap. The disadvantage to this symmetry is that the gap can be no closer to the trailing edge of the slider than dimension “A”, which is restricted by the coil size. The embodied new layout reduces dimension “A” to a new dimension “a” by eliminating the coil symmetry. All of the coil would be wound around one pillar. Compact Planar Head Layout Coils

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NEW PLANAR HEAD LAYOUT

     The published planar head layout eliminates the disadvantage of prior
planar head designs by minimizing the distance from the gap to the trailing
edge of
the slider. This is important for head performance because it reduces the gap
fly height sensitivity to variations in pitch angle. Variation in gap fly
height causes variations in written and read-back signals.

     Prior planar head designs have the coils and
pole tips laid out in two symmetric halves. The
turns of the coil are equally distributed about
upright magnetic columns known as "pillars". The
pillars and coils are centered about the gap. The
disadvantage to this symmetry is that the gap can
be no closer to the trailing edge of the slider
than dimension "A", which is restricted by the coil
size. The embodied new layout reduces dimension
"A" to a new dimension "a" by eliminating the coil
symmetry. All of the coil would be wound around
one pillar.

Compact Planar Head Layout

Coils

pGaTrailing Edge A a

Pillars

View B

View A

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