The Embedded Working Group Newsletter - 202019-11-05
This is the 20th newsletter of the Embedded WG where we highlight new progress, celebrate cool projects, thank the community, and advertise projects that need help!
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- Jens Reimann has assembled a docker image for developing Rust on the ESP8266 and ESP32 series of devices, including stable
- Lucas Brendel working on peripheral access crates as well as a shared embedded HAL for the Infineon XMC4 series of microcontrollers in the xmc-rs organization. Peripheral access crates are available and the HAL is in the very early stages of development.
- 42 Technology have published the source code for their Nordic nRF9160 demonstration application, along with a Rust crate which wraps up Nordic's proprietary C driver library. They also have a piece comparing Embedded Rust and Embedded C published in the German language magazine IOT Design this month.
- theJPster's Monotron got a write-up in Hackaday. Moves are also afoot for a next-generation Monotron - codename Neotron 1000 - complete with a book! Check it out if you're interested developing a modern-day version of CP/M, written in Rust.
- probe-rs finally has released on crates.io. The library enables you to inspect, debug and flash ARM cores. Flash the ARM core your future embedded Rust project with cargo-flash, fully integrated into cargo. Flashing works for the nRF51822, nRF52832, nRF52840, STMF042 and STMF429xI using a DAPLink or an ST-Link. The upcomming 0.3.0 release will also enable your to flash any ARM core (provided an an ARM CMSIS-Pack exists in a known registry).
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embedded-hal Ecosystem Crates
As part of the Weekly Driver Initiative, crates that are part of the
embedded-hal ecosystem are now tracked in the Awesome Embedded Rust repository. Here is a current snapshot of what is available there:
|Peripheral Access Crates||released||31||+1|
|HAL Impl Crates||released||28||+2|
|Board Support Crates||released||19||0|
|Driver Crates Released||released||28||+1|
|Driver Crates WIP||WIP||70||+2|
|no-std crates WIP||WIP||3||+3|