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table based CRC implementation

Other Parts Discussed in Thread: CC1020, CC1100

Hi all,

im using a wireless connection between a CC1100 and a CC1020 RF module. The CRC on the CC1020 side is implemented in software. For this i used the code from the design note DN502. This works very well.

My motivation now is to speed up the CRC calculation. In short: i want to use a table based CRC calculation found in the linux domain (google code search).

First of all the results from DN502 CRC calculation and the table based CRC calculation don't match!!

After further investigations i discovered that CRC calculation with DN502 method isn't correct. Here the explanation: calculating the CRC of for example 20 bytes and appending the CRC-16 value the calculated CRC value of the whole message (22 bytes) should be zero. In fact it isn't! Transmission errors impossible because i did it all in software.

Could anyone approve this circumstance or does anyone have a table based CRC calculation for CC1100?

Best regards,


  • Hello,

    at last i found the solution on my own. Here the explanation:

    The CRC calculation via table-look-up found in the linux domain (see link above) is strictly speaking a CRC16 reversed algorithm. This means the algorithm uses LSB first order and shifts right hand. The algorithm used in the CC1100 which is exactly described in the DN502 application note is a true CRC16 which shifts left hand and hence is MSB first.

    I created my own look-up-table and algorithm which is compatible with the algorithm described in the DN502 and of course with the CC1100 module. The initialization value is assigned with the first argument (unsigned short crc) of the CalcCRC16 function.

    A common function call looks like this:  crcVal = CalcCRC16(0xFFFF, RxBuf, 128);

    Here the source code:

    const unsigned short crc16_table[256] =
      0x0000, 0x8005, 0x800F, 0x000A, 0x801B, 0x001E, 0x0014, 0x8011,
      0x8033, 0x0036, 0x003C, 0x8039, 0x0028, 0x802D, 0x8027, 0x0022,
      0x8063, 0x0066, 0x006C, 0x8069, 0x0078, 0x807D, 0x8077, 0x0072,
      0x0050, 0x8055, 0x805F, 0x005A, 0x804B, 0x004E, 0x0044, 0x8041,
      0x80C3, 0x00C6, 0x00CC, 0x80C9, 0x00D8, 0x80DD, 0x80D7, 0x00D2,
      0x00F0, 0x80F5, 0x80FF, 0x00FA, 0x80EB, 0x00EE, 0x00E4, 0x80E1,
      0x00A0, 0x80A5, 0x80AF, 0x00AA, 0x80BB, 0x00BE, 0x00B4, 0x80B1,
      0x8093, 0x0096, 0x009C, 0x8099, 0x0088, 0x808D, 0x8087, 0x0082,
      0x8183, 0x0186, 0x018C, 0x8189, 0x0198, 0x819D, 0x8197, 0x0192,
      0x01B0, 0x81B5, 0x81BF, 0x01BA, 0x81AB, 0x01AE, 0x01A4, 0x81A1,
      0x01E0, 0x81E5, 0x81EF, 0x01EA, 0x81FB, 0x01FE, 0x01F4, 0x81F1,
      0x81D3, 0x01D6, 0x01DC, 0x81D9, 0x01C8, 0x81CD, 0x81C7, 0x01C2,
      0x0140, 0x8145, 0x814F, 0x014A, 0x815B, 0x015E, 0x0154, 0x8151,
      0x8173, 0x0176, 0x017C, 0x8179, 0x0168, 0x816D, 0x8167, 0x0162,
      0x8123, 0x0126, 0x012C, 0x8129, 0x0138, 0x813D, 0x8137, 0x0132,
      0x0110, 0x8115, 0x811F, 0x011A, 0x810B, 0x010E, 0x0104, 0x8101,
      0x8303, 0x0306, 0x030C, 0x8309, 0x0318, 0x831D, 0x8317, 0x0312,
      0x0330, 0x8335, 0x833F, 0x033A, 0x832B, 0x032E, 0x0324, 0x8321,
      0x0360, 0x8365, 0x836F, 0x036A, 0x837B, 0x037E, 0x0374, 0x8371,
      0x8353, 0x0356, 0x035C, 0x8359, 0x0348, 0x834D, 0x8347, 0x0342,
      0x03C0, 0x83C5, 0x83CF, 0x03CA, 0x83DB, 0x03DE, 0x03D4, 0x83D1,
      0x83F3, 0x03F6, 0x03FC, 0x83F9, 0x03E8, 0x83ED, 0x83E7, 0x03E2,
      0x83A3, 0x03A6, 0x03AC, 0x83A9, 0x03B8, 0x83BD, 0x83B7, 0x03B2,
      0x0390, 0x8395, 0x839F, 0x039A, 0x838B, 0x038E, 0x0384, 0x8381,
      0x0280, 0x8285, 0x828F, 0x028A, 0x829B, 0x029E, 0x0294, 0x8291,
      0x82B3, 0x02B6, 0x02BC, 0x82B9, 0x02A8, 0x82AD, 0x82A7, 0x02A2,
      0x82E3, 0x02E6, 0x02EC, 0x82E9, 0x02F8, 0x82FD, 0x82F7, 0x02F2,
      0x02D0, 0x82D5, 0x82DF, 0x02DA, 0x82CB, 0x02CE, 0x02C4, 0x82C1,
      0x8243, 0x0246, 0x024C, 0x8249, 0x0258, 0x825D, 0x8257, 0x0252,
      0x0270, 0x8275, 0x827F, 0x027A, 0x826B, 0x026E, 0x0264, 0x8261,
      0x0220, 0x8225, 0x822F, 0x022A, 0x823B, 0x023E, 0x0234, 0x8231,
      0x8213, 0x0216, 0x021C, 0x8219, 0x0208, 0x820D, 0x8207, 0x0202

    unsigned short CalcCRC16(unsigned short crc, unsigned char const *buffer, size_t len)
        while (len--){
            crc = crc16_table[((crc >> 8) ^ *buffer++) & 0xFF] ^ (crc << 8);

        return crc;