#i2c #gpio #shared-bus #pca #pcf

no-std port-expander

Abstraction for I2C port-expanders

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0.2.1 Apr 26, 2021
0.2.0 Apr 24, 2021
0.1.0 Apr 24, 2021

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port-expander crates.io page docs.rs page

This is a crate providing a common abstraction for I²C port-expanders. This abstraction is not necessarily the most performant, but it allows using the pins just like direct GPIOs. Because the pin types also implement the embedded-hal digital IO traits, they can also be passed to further drivers downstream (e.g. as a reset or chip-select pin).


// Initialize I2C peripheral from HAL
let i2c = todo!();

// A0: HIGH, A1: LOW, A2: LOW
let mut pca9555 = port_expander::Pca9555::new(i2c, true, false, false);
let pca_pins = pca9555.split();

let io0_0 = pca_pins.io0_0.into_output().unwrap();
let io1_5 = pca_pins.io0_1; // default is input


Accessing multiple pins at the same time

Sometimes timing constraints mandate that multiple pin accesses (reading or writing) happen at the same time. The write_multiple() and read_multiple() methods are designed for doing this.

Supported Devices

The following list is what port-expander currently supports. If you needs support for an additional device, it should be easy to add. It's best to take a similar existing implementation as inspiration. Contributions welcome!

Non-local sharing

port-expander uses the BusMutex from shared-bus under the hood. This means you can also make the pins shareable across task/thread boundaries, given that you provide an appropriate mutex type:

// Initialize I2C peripheral from HAL
let i2c = todo!();

// A0: HIGH, A1: LOW, A2: LOW
let mut pca9555: port_expander::Pca9555<std::sync::Mutex<_>> =
    port_expander::Pca9555::with_mutex(i2c, true, false, false);
let pca_pins = pca9555.split();


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