created_at2024-03-04 01:14:55.394279
updated_at2024-04-09 13:51:44.441263
descriptionFramework for PLCs and real-time micro-services



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An ultimate pack of tools for creating real-time micro-services, PLCs and industrial-grade robots in Rust. The crate is designed to let using all its components both separately and together. RoboPLC is a part of [EVA ICS]( industrial automation platform. ## Technical documentation Available at ## Examples Can be found at ## DataBuffer [`buf::DataBuffer`] covers a typical data exchange pattern when data frames are collected (cached) from a single or multiple producers, then taken by a single consumer in bulk and submitted, e.g. into a local database or into an external bus. * always has got a fixed capacity * thread-safe out-of-the-box * frames may be forcibly pushed, overriding the previous ones, like in a ring-buffer. ## Hub [`hub::Hub`] implements a data-hub (in-process pub/sub) model, when multiple clients (usually thread workers) exchange data via a single virtual bus instead of using direct channels. This brings some additional overhead into data exchange, however makes the architecture significantly clearer, lowers code support costs and brings additional features. * classic pub/sub patterns with no data serialization overhead * based on [`pchannel`] which allows to mix different kinds of data and apply additional policies if required * a fully passive model with no "server" thread. ## pdeque and pchannel A policy-based deque [`pdeque::Deque`] is a component to build policy-based channels. [`pchannel`] is a channel module, based on the policy-based deque. Data policies supported: * **Always** a frame is always delivered * **Latest** a frame is always delivered, previous are dropped if no room (acts like a ring-buffer) * **Optional** a frame can be skipped if no room * **Single** a frame must be delivered only once (the latest one) * **SingleOptional** a frame must be delivered only once (the latest one) and is optional Additionally, components support ordering by data priority and automatically drop expired data if the data type has got an expiration marker method implemented. [`pchannel`] is a real-time safe channel, mean it may be not so fast as popular channel implementations (it may be even slower than channels provided by [`std::sync::mpsc`]). But it is **completely safe for real-time applications**, mean there are no spin loops, data is always delivered with minimal latency and threads do not block each other. ## Real-time [`thread_rt::Builder`] provides a thread builder component, which extends the standard thread builder with real-time capabilities: scheduler policies and CPU affinity (Linux only). [`supervisor::Supervisor`] provides a lightweight task supervisor to manage launched threads. ## Controller [`controller::Controller`] is the primary component of mixing up all the functionality together. ## I/O [`io`] module provides a set of tools to work with field devices and SCADA buses. Currently supported: * Modbus (RTU/TCP) via [`io::modbus`] ([Modbus PLC example](, requires `modbus` crate feature. * Raw UDP in/out via [`io::raw_udp`] ([Raw UDP in/out example]( * [EVA ICS]( EAPI in/out via [`io::eapi`] ([EVA ICS example](, requires `eapi` crate feature.
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