RFID Glossary

RFID Glossary : Error Correcting Code (ECC)

2020-04-08 17:24:48 M&W SmartCard 63

When product data is placed on an RFID tag, a special piece of data called an error correcting code is created based on the product data using a known algorithm. The algorithm (or rule) used to create the correcting code is called the error correcting protocol. When the tag is activated and read, the reader pulls out the product data as well as the ECC.

The reader uses the error correcting protocol on the product data, and compares the result to the ECC. If they match, the reader knows that the data has been read correctly. Similar methods are used in most data transfer systems to ensure the correctness of each data packet as it moves from one part of the system to another.

A reader that performs this check automatically is said to be in error correcting mode

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Index of related articles:

Active Tag (Active RFID Tag)
Amplitude Modulation (AM)
Antenna (RFID Tag Antenna)
Back scatter (RFID back scatter)
Contactless smart card
Chipless RFID tag
Contactless Credit Cards
Closed Systems (or Closed Loop Systems)
Code plate (RFID code plate)
Continuous Wave (CM)
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS)
Electronic Product Code (EPC)
Error Correcting Code (ECC)
Error Correcting Mode
Error Correcting Protocol
Factory Programming
Field Programming
Frequency Modulation (FM)
Frequency Shift Keyed Modulation (FSKM)
Frequency Hopping
Inductive Coupling
Passive RFID Tag (or Passive Tag)
Phase Modulation (PM)
Pulse Duration
RF Fibers
RFID Reader
RFID Tag Collision
RFID tag
Smart label (RFID Smart Label)
RFID Reader Collision
Smart cards
Transponder for RFID

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