How to calculate CRC8 & CRC16 in MTools

CRC – Cyclic Redundancy Check is widely used in data transition. According to, A CRC-enabled device calculates a short, fixed-length binary sequence, known as the check value or CRC, for each block of data to be sent or stored and appends it to the data, forming a codeword.

When a codeword is received or read, the device either compares its check value with one freshly calculated from the data block or equivalently, performs a CRC on the whole codeword and compares the resulting check value with an expected residue constant. If the CRC values do not match, then the block contains an error.

It’s really hard to calculate CRC value by calculator, so I add CRC8 & CRC16 algorithm in MTools.
And this can really save your time to get the CRC values by one expression.
Notice: This is the feature for full version.

Byte values

There exist 16 bytes on each block of the mifare 1k card.
And you can use b0 b1 b2b14 b15 for caculation.


The value of CRC8 result is only 1 byte. Available CRC8 algorithm in MTools.

Algorithm Expression Value
CRC-8 crc8(0,1,5,8) CRC8 of HEX String of b0 b1 b5 b8
CRC-8/CDMA2000 crc8cdma2000(0:14) CRC8-/CDMA2000 of b0 to b14
CRC-8/DARC crc8darc(0:14) idem
CRC-8/DVB-S2 crc8dvs2(0:14) idem
CRC-8/EBU crc8eu(0:14) idem
CRC-8/I-CODE crc8icode(0:14) idem
CRC-8/ITU crc8itu(0:14) idem
CRC-8/MAXIM crc8maxim(0:14) idem
CRC-8/ROHC crc8rohc(0:14) idem
CRC-8/WCDMA crc8wcdma(0:14) idem


The value of CRC16 contains 2 bytes.
To get these two seperately, 0 or 1 need to be added after the expression.
Supported CRC16 algorithm in MTools.

Algorithm Expression 0 Expression 1 Xor Value
CRC-16/CCITT-FALSE crc16ccittfalse(0:14)0 crc16ccittfalse(0:14)1 crc16ccittfalse(0:14)
CRC-16/ARC crc16arc(0:14)0 crc16arc(0:14)1 crc16arc(0:14)
CRC-16/AUG-CCITT crc16augccitt(0:14)0 crc16augccitt(0:14)1 crc16augccitt(0:14)
CRC-16/BUYPASS crc16buypass(0:14)0 crc16buypass(0:14)1 crc16buypass(0:14)
CRC-16/CDMA2000 crc16cdma2000(0:14)0 crc16cdma2000(0:14)1 crc16cdma2000(0:14)
CRC-16/DDS-110 crc16dds110(0:14)0 crc16dds110(0:14)1 crc16dds110(0:14)
CRC-16/DECT-R crc16dectr(0:14)0 crc16dectr(0:14)1 crc16dectr(0:14)
CRC-16/DECT-X crc16dectx(0:14)0 crc16dectx(0:14)1 crc16dectx(0:14)
CRC-16/DNP crc16dnp(0:14)0 crc16dnp(0:14)1 crc16dnp(0:14)
CRC-16/EN-13757 crc16en13757(0:14)0 crc16en13757(0:14)1 crc16en13757(0:14)
CRC-16/GENIBUS crc16genibus(0:14)0 crc16genibus(0:14)1 crc16genibus(0:14)
CRC-16/MAXIM crc16maxim(0:14)0 crc16maxim(0:14)1 crc16maxim(0:14)
CRC-16/MCRF4XX crc16mcrf4xx(0:14)0 crc16mcrf4xx(0:14)1 crc16mcrf4xx(0:14)
CRC-16/RIELLO crc16riello(0:14)0 crc16riello(0:14)1 crc16riello(0:14)
CRC-16/T10-DIF crc16t10dif(0:14)0 crc16t10dif(0:14)1 crc16t10dif(0:14)
CRC-16/TELEDISK crc16teledisk(0:14)0 crc16teledisk(0:14)1 crc16teledisk(0:14)
CRC-16/TMS37157 crc16tms37157(0:14)0 crc16tms37157(0:14)1 crc16tms37157(0:14)
CRC-16/USB crc16usb(0:14)0 crc16usb(0:14)1 crc16usb(0:14)
CRC-A crc16a(0:14)0 crc16a(0:14)1 crc16a(0:14)
CRC-16/KERMIT crc16kermit(0:14)0 crc16kermit(0:14)1 crc16kermit(0:14)
CRC-16/MODBUS crc16modbus(0:14)0 crc16modbus(0:14)1 crc16modbus(0:14)
CRC-16/X-25 crc16x25(0:14)0 crc16x25(0:14)1 crc16x25(0:14)
CRC-16/XMODEM crc16xmodem(0:14)0 crc16xmodem(0:14)1 crc16xmodem(0:14)

Works in mSniffer

The exprssion of last byte b15 is crc8, and the results are calculated correctly in a second.

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