Crate w5500

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§W5500 Driver

This crate is a driver for the WIZnet W5500 chip. The W5500 chip is a hardwired TCP/IP embedded Ethernet controller that enables embedded systems using SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) to access the LAN. It is one of the more popular ethernet modules on Arduino platforms.

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The embedded-hal is a standard set of traits meant to permit communication between MCU implementations and hardware drivers like this one. Any microcontroller that implements the spi::SpiDevice or spi::SpiBus can use this driver.

§Example Usage

Below is a basic example of sending UDP packets to a remote host. An important thing to confirm is the configuration of the SPI implementation. It must be set up to work as the W5500 chip requires. That configuration is as follows:

  • Data Order: Most significant bit first
  • Clock Polarity: Idle low
  • Clock Phase: Sample leading edge
  • Clock speed: 33MHz maximum
use embedded_nal::{IpAddr, Ipv4Addr, SocketAddr};
use embedded_nal::UdpClientStack;

let mut spi = Mock;

let mut device = w5500::UninitializedDevice::new(w5500::bus::FourWire::new(spi))
                w5500::MacAddress::new(0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5),
                Ipv4Addr::new(192, 168, 86, 79),

// Allocate a UDP socket to send data with
let mut socket = device.socket().unwrap();

// Connect the socket to the IP address and port we want to send to.
device.connect(&mut socket,
    SocketAddr::new(IpAddr::V4(Ipv4Addr::new(192, 168, 86, 38)), 8000),

// Send the data
nb::block!(device.send(&mut socket, &[104, 101, 108, 108, 111, 10]));

// Optionally close the socket


In no particular order, things to do to improve this driver.

  • Add support for TCP server implementations
  • Add support for DHCP