Definition of cyclic redundancy check in English:

cyclic redundancy check

Syllabification: cy·clic re·dun·dan·cy check
(also cyclic redundancy code
, abbreviation: CRC)


  • A code added to data that is used to detect errors occurring during transmission, storage, or retrieval.
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    • The embedded microcode supports features like disk-to-disk copy and rebuild, packet cyclic redundancy checks and generation, hot-plug and asynchronous event notification.
    • Through its cyclic redundancy code, SATA is able to detect all single and double-bit errors, making it a very robust and reliable architecture.
    • It provides the header information and 8-bit / 10-bit encoding/decoding, along with cyclic redundancy check and scrambling.

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