The Embedded Working Group Newsletter - 252020-08-24
This is the 25th newsletter of the Embedded WG where we highlight new progress, celebrate cool projects, thank the community, and advertise projects that need help!
As a note, some of these stories have happened over the past months. We're still working on catching up, but wanted to share them with you!
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- @hannobraun wrote an article about his DW1000 driver.
- @andre-richter added a new tutorial to the Operating System development tutorials in Rust on the Raspberry Pi series:
- Tutorial 14: Exceptions Part 2: Peripheral IRQs - Including drivers for the BCM and GICv2 interrupt controllers.
- In recent nightlies,
rust-stdsupport for the two
aarch64targets has landed.
- Add them using
rustup target add aarch64-unknown-none-softfloator
rustup target add aarch64-unknown-none.
- See it in action here for building a kernel without the need for third-party tools like
- Add them using
- @therealprof wrote an introduction article about the "USB-C pill".
- @bobmcwhirter wrote an article about using an ESP8266 as a WiFi offload with an STM32F401RE
- Ferrous Systems released defmt, a highly efficient Rust logging framework for embedded devices
- @rubberduck203 released the experimental switch-hal crate, which provides a zero-cost abstraction over Active High/Active Low GPIO, allowing application developers to more clearly express their intent and for drivers to avoid making runtime decisions about driving a line high or low based on the pin's active level.
- @rubberduck203 has also released the stm32f3-discovery board support crate as an alternative to the unmaintained
- The stm32f3-discovery-quickstart template has been updated to utilize both the stm32f3-discovery board support crate and the switch-hal crate. It also now includes VS Code tasks for cleaning, building examples, and building in release mode.
- @proman21 has released a beta version of samd-timer, an abstraction for the Timer peripherals present on Atmel SAM microcontrollers. This library provides lower-level control over these timers than atsamd-hal, while remaining compatible with the HAL clock system.
- @dbrgn and @rnestler released a first version of the shtcx embedded-hal driver for Sensirion SHTCx series humidity/temperature sensors. The driver is feature-complete, but currently supports only a blocking API. The crate will be updated with an alternative non-blocking API soon.
- @ra-kete released the microfft crate, a library for computing fast fourier transforms on embedded devices.
- @dajamante added an obstacle avoiding robot with more details in this article.
- @therealprof released the display-interface crate, an abstraction over the different possibilities to drive a display.
- @bugadani released the embedded-text crate, a text rendering library built on top of embedded-graphics.
- @bobmcwhirter released the drogue-esp8266, a WiFi-offload embedded-nal implementation crate.
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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||47||+1|
|HAL Impl Crates||released||33||0|
|Board Support Crates||released||38||0|
|Driver Crates Released||released||52||+7|
|Driver Crates WIP||WIP||85||+1|
|no-std crates WIP||WIP||3||0|