LibCRC API Reference – update_crc_ccitt()

update_crc_ccitt( crc, c );


Parameter Type Description
crc uint16_t The CRC value calculated from the byte stream upto but not including the current byte
c unsigned char The next byte from the byte stream to be used in the CRC calculation

Return Value

Type Description
uint16_t The new CRC value of the byte stream including the current byte


The function update_crc_ccitt() can be used to calculate the CRC value in a stream of bytes where it is not possible to first buffer the stream completely to calculate the CRC when all data is received. The parameters are the previous CRC value and the current byte which must be used to calculate the new CRC value.

In order for this function to work properly, the CRC value must be initialized before the first call to update_crc_ccitt(). The most common initialization values are CRC_START_CCITT_XMODEM, CRC_START_CCITT_1D0F and CRC_START_CCITT_FFFF to perform the CRC calculation according to the Xmodem protocol, and two other common CCITT implementations.

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