# async-i2c-bus


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Bus and Device classes for i2c-bus, with promised functions.

Bus and Device classes for i2c-bus, with promised functions.

You probably don't need this library anymore. The original purpose of the library was to have async methods instead of callbacks. Currently i2c-bus support promises.

Besides that it is still useful for me to have a class for Bus and Device, and an easy way to catch the errors produced in the bus, as well as typexcript typings. And it saves some time not having to write it for every library.


# Table of Contents


# Installation

yarn add async-i2c-bus

// or

npm i async-i2c-bus


# Usage

The package exports the Bus, Device and BusError classes.

You can check the full documentation

# Bus

The Bus wraps the original implementation with a typescript class.

To create a Bus use the static method create or createAndOpen (also opens the bus) with the following signatures:

Bus.create({ busNumber }): Bus

Name Type
busNumber number

Returns: Bus

Bus.createAndOpen({ busNumber }): Promise<Bus>

Name Type
busNumber number

Returns: Promise‹Bus›

# Device

Device inherits all the device-oriented methods from Bus and calls them with the device's address.

Also you can extends / compose it to create your specific device class. Read further for an example of it.

To create a Device use the static method create with the following signature:

Device.create({ busNumber }): Device

Name Type
bus bus
address number

Returns: Device

# BusError

All the errors thrown by the bus are wrapped into BusError, which keeps the message and stack of the original error, but makes it easier to catch bus-specific errors.

# Example

import { Bus, Device } from 'async-i2c-bus';


const main = async () => {
  const bus = Bus.create();

  await bus.open();

  const devices = await bus.scan();

  console.log(`Connected devices ${devices}`);

  const weatherSensor = Device.create({ address: WEATHER_SENSOR_ADDRESS, bus });

  // Configure Weather Sensor (BMP280)
  await weatherSensor.writeByte(0xf4, 0b00100101);
  await weatherSensor.writeByte(0xf5, 0b00100100);

  // Read temperature
  const temperatureBuffer = Buffer.alloc(3);
  await weatherSensor.readI2cBlock(0xfa, 3, temperatureBuffer);
  const temperature = temperatureBuffer.readUIntBE(0, 3) >>> 4;

  console.log(`Temperature: ${temperature}`);

# Example using custom device

import { Device } from 'async-i2c-bus';


class WeatherSensor {
  constructor({ bus }) {
    this.device = Device.create({ bus, address: WEATHER_SENSOR_ADDRESS });

  async readTemperature() {
    const buffer = Buffer.alloc(3);

    await this.bus.readI2cBlock(0xfa, 3, buffer);

    return buffer.readUIntBE(0, 3) >>> 4;


# License

Licensed under MIT.