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hey guys,

i started a project a little while ago with some UHFreaders which im using to get into Arduino...
Ive run into a few problems but slowly im working my way thru them.

at the moment im having trouble grasping the crc16 check sum that i have to send and receive every time i communicate with the reader.
Here is the code from the protocol manual:
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#define POLYNOMIAL 0x8408
unsigned int uiCrc16Cal(unsigned char const * pucY, unsigned char ucX)
  unsigned char ucI,ucJ;
  unsigned short int uiCrcValue = PRESET_VALUE;
  for(ucI = 0; ucI < ucX; ucI++)
    uiCrcValue = uiCrcValue ^ *(pucY + ucI);
    for(ucJ = 0; ucJ < 8; ucJ++)
      if(uiCrcValue & 0x0001)
        uiCrcValue = (uiCrcValue >> 1) ^ POLYNOMIAL;
        uiCrcValue = (uiCrcValue >> 1);
  return uiCrcValue;

Which i can paste into arduino and it compiles. But when i try and call the function i cant compile:

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unsigned char const * cardno = 7;
   unsigned short int reply = uiCrc16Cal(cardno,6); //here im guessing its the dataarray and length that i need to send???

the card number i have is 07 00 EE 00 A2 B4 89 61
(just a breakdown 07 is the length , 00 reader address , EE is tht command , 00 is status , A2 and B4 is the data , 89 and 61 are the CRC16 check sums LSB-CRC16 and MSB-CRC16. so i can use this to double check my crc calculations...

ive read for more than a week while doing my lcd,rtc and sd card code all which ive managed :D but the reader communication is killing my last braincells/...

oh on the LCD i have a tm1638 and its working great, but what would be the best way of making a menu structure? ive looked into menwiz but doesnt look like it will support the tm1638. at the moment i just have a bunch of strings in an array but that is very heavy on ram(from what ive read) any ideas?

any help is appreciated .



You are trying to set a variable of char * type to 7.  7 is an integer, not a pointer-to-char.

Why not something like
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void whatever ()
  unsigned char buffer [BUFLEN] ;
  .. put stuff in buffer
  unsigned int reply = uiCrc16Cal (buffer, BUFLEN) ;
  .. use the crc...

In Arduino you don't need to say "short" as ints are already 16 bit.

Personally I'm not a fan of verbose coding style with types encoded in the variable names, and that
function is probably a lot easier to understand rewritten more concisely with better var names:
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unsigned int uiCrc16Cal (byte * buf, byte len)
  unsigned int crc = PRESET_VALUE ;
  for (byte i = 0; i < len; i++)
    crc ^= buf [i] ;
    for (byte j = 0; j < 8; j++)
      unsigned int feedback = (crc & 0x0001) == 0 ? 0 : POLYNOMIAL ;
      crc = (crc >> 1) ^ feedback ;
  return crc ;

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Rob Tillaart

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Your code is correct. You just aren't passing the correct parameters to it.

Nick Gammon

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unsigned char const * cardno = 7;

Do you mean:

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unsigned char const * cardno = "7";

Your code had the address of a pointer to who-knows-what at address 7.

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