embedded-hal 1.0.0-alpha.8

A Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for embedded systems
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# `embedded-hal`

>  A Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for embedded systems

This project is developed and maintained by the [HAL team][team].

## [API reference]

[API reference]: https://docs.rs/embedded-hal

## Scope

`embedded-hal` serves as a foundation for building an ecosystem of platform agnostic drivers.
(driver meaning library crates that let a target platform interface an external device like a digital
sensor or a wireless transceiver).

The advantage of this system is that by writing the driver as a generic library on top
of `embedded-hal` driver authors can support any number of target
platforms (e.g. Cortex-M microcontrollers, AVR microcontrollers, embedded Linux, etc.).

The advantage for application developers is that by adopting `embedded-hal` they can unlock all
these drivers for their platform.

`embedded-hal` is not tied to a specific execution model like blocking or non-blocking.

For functionality that goes beyond what is provided by `embedded-hal`, users are encouraged
to use the target platform directly. Abstractions of common functionality can be proposed to be
included into `embedded-hal` as described [in this guide](docs/how-to-add-a-new-trait.md), though.

See more about the design goals in [this documentation section](https://docs.rs/embedded-hal/latest/embedded_hal/#design-goals).

## Releases

At the moment we are working towards a `1.0.0` release (see [#177]). During this process we will
release alpha versions like `1.0.0-alpha.1` and `1.0.0-alpha.2`.
Alpha releases are **not guaranteed** to be compatible with each other.
They are provided as early previews for community testing and preparation for the final release.
If you use an alpha release, we recommend you choose an exact version specification in your
`Cargo.toml` like: `embedded-hal = "=1.0.0-alpha.8"`

See [this guide](docs/version-policy.md) for a way to implement both an `embedded-hal` `0.2.x`
version and an `-alpha` version side by side in a HAL.

[#177]: https://github.com/rust-embedded/embedded-hal/issues/177

## Documents

- [How-to: add a new trait]docs/how-to-add-a-new-trait.md
- [Version policy]docs/version-policy.md
- [MSRV]docs/msrv.md

## Implementations and drivers

For a non-exhaustive list of `embedded-hal` implementations and driver crates check the
[awesome-embedded-rust] list.

You may be able to find even more HAL implementation crates and driver crates by searching for the
[`embedded-hal-impl`], [`embedded-hal-driver`] and [`embedded-hal`][embedded-hal-kw] keywords
on crates.io.

[`embedded-hal-impl`]: https://crates.io/keywords/embedded-hal-impl
[`embedded-hal-driver`]: https://crates.io/keywords/embedded-hal-driver
[embedded-hal-kw]: https://crates.io/keywords/embedded-hal

[awesome-embedded-rust]: https://github.com/rust-embedded/awesome-embedded-rust#driver-crates

## Minimum Supported Rust Version (MSRV)

This crate is guaranteed to compile on stable Rust 1.54 and up. It *might*
compile with older versions but that may change in any new patch release.

See [here](docs/msrv.md) for details on how the MSRV may be upgraded.

## License

Licensed under either of

- Apache License, Version 2.0 ([LICENSE-APACHE]LICENSE-APACHE or
- MIT license ([LICENSE-MIT]LICENSE-MIT or http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

at your option.

### Contribution

Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted
for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be
dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.

## Code of Conduct

Contribution to this crate is organized under the terms of the [Rust Code of
Conduct][CoC], the maintainer of this crate, the [HAL team][team], promises
to intervene to uphold that code of conduct.

[team]: https://github.com/rust-embedded/wg#the-hal-team