Raw Mode or Bit-Shift Mode

Raw mode is actually the simplest form of communication. The card takes every bit of data that’s received from the communication line, groups it into 8 bit bytes and returns it to the application. There is no formatting, no interpretation of the data. It is just the actual raw data that is coming in.

It is also know as bit-shift mode, because as the bits come into the card, they are actually shifted into an 8 bit register which is then passed to the application, so the application can interpret the data any way that it likes.

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