RC-6 is, as may be expected, the successor of the RC-5 protocol. Like RC-5 the new RC-6 protocol was also defined by Philips. It is a very versatile and well defined protocol. Because of this versatility its original definition is many pages long. Here on my page I will only summarize the most important properties of this protocol.
I've collected and combined some information found on the internet about the Sony SIRC protocol. I must admit that I have never worked with this particular protocol, so I could not verify that all information is valid for all situations.
It appears that 3 versions of the protocol exist: 12-bit (described on this page), 15-bit and 20-bit versions. I can only assume that the 15-bit and 20-bit versions differ in the number of transmitted bits per command sequence.
The RC-5 code from Philips is possibly the most used protocol by hobbyists, probably because of the wide availability of cheap remote controls. The protocol is well defined for different device types ensuring compatibility with your whole entertainment system. Lately Philips started using a new protocol called RC-6 which has more features.
I only have little information on this protocol. It is used in VCRs that are produced by Sharp, that is why I gave it the name Sharp protocol.
8 bit command, 5 bit address length
Pulse distance modulation
Carrier frequency of 38kHz
Bit time of 1ms or 2ms
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