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no-std pwm-pca9685

Platform-agnostic Rust driver for the PCA9685 I2C 16-channel, 12-bit PWM/Servo/LED controller

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Rust PCA9685 16-channel 12-bit I2C PWM/Servo/LED driver

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This is a platform agnostic Rust driver for the PCA9685 PWM/Servo/LED controller, based on the embedded-hal traits.

This driver allows you to:

  • Enable/disable the device. See enable().
  • Set the on and off counter for a channel or all of them. See set_channel_on().
  • Set a channel to be always on or off. See set_channel_full_on().
  • Set the prescale value. See set_prescale().
  • Select the output logic state direct or inverted. See set_output_logic_state().
  • Select the EXTCLK pin as clock source. See use_external_clock().

The device

This device is an I2C-bus controlled 16-channel, 12-bit PWM controller. Its outputs can be used to control servo motors or LEDs, for example.

Each channel output has its own 12-bit resolution (4096 steps) fixed frequency individual PWM controller that operates at a programmable frequency from a typical of 24 Hz to 1526 Hz with a duty cycle that is adjustable from 0% to 100%. All outputs are set to the same PWM frequency.

Each channel output can be off or on (no PWM control), or set at its individual PWM controller value. The output driver is programmed to be either open-drain with a 25 mA current sink capability at 5 V or totem pole with a 25 mA sink, 10 mA source capability at 5 V. The PCA9685 operates with a supply voltage range of 2.3 V to 5.5 V and the inputs and outputs are 5.5 V tolerant. LEDs can be directly connected to the outputs (up to 25 mA, 5.5 V) or controlled with external drivers and a minimum amount of discrete components for larger current, higher voltage LEDs, etc. It is optimized to be used as an LED controller for Red/Green/Blue/Amber (RGBA) color backlighting applications.



Please find additional examples in this repository: [pca9685-examples] [pca9685-examples]: https://github.com/eldruin/pca9685-examples

To use this driver, import this crate and an embedded_hal implementation, then instantiate the appropriate device.

In this example we set a PWM frequency of 60 Hz and a duty cycle of 50% on channel 0.

extern crate linux_embedded_hal as hal;
extern crate pwm_pca9685 as pca9685;
use pca9685::{ Channel, Pca9685, SlaveAddr };

fn main() {
    let dev = hal::I2cdev::new("/dev/i2c-1").unwrap();
    let address = SlaveAddr::default();
    let mut pwm = Pca9685::new(dev, address);
    // This corresponds to a frequency of 60 Hz.

    // Turn on channel 0 at 0.
    pwm.set_channel_on(Channel::C0, 0).unwrap();

    // Turn off channel 0 at 2047, which is 50% in
    // the range `[0..4095]`.
    pwm.set_channel_off(Channel::C0, 2047).unwrap();


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