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CRC

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CRC

(Cyclical Redundancy Checking) An error checking technique used to ensure the accuracy of transmitting digital data. The transmitted messages are divided into predetermined lengths which, used as dividends, are divided by a fixed divisor. The remainder of the calculation is appended onto and sent with the message. At the receiving end, the computer recalculates the remainder. If it does not match the transmitted remainder, an error is detected.
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Also, cyclical redundancy checks can be put in place to ensure that a packet remains coherent in transit.
Ultra160/m reliability enhancements include the addition of a Cyclical Redundancy Check (CRC) on, data.