:key: 1Hamming codes use a combination of message bits and parity bits to detect and correct errors in transmitted data.
:key: 2The position of an error can be determined by reading the results of the parity checks in binary, resulting in an elegant and efficient error detection mechanism.
:key: 3Implementing Hamming codes in hardware is straightforward, as the XOR function can be used to compute the parities of different bit positions.
:key: 4The efficiency of Hamming codes improves as the block size increases, allowing for more error resilience with minimal redundancy.
:key: 5While Hamming codes have their limitations in handling burst errors and multiple bit flips, they paved the way for more advanced error correction codes, such as Reed-Solomon codes.