samguyer and focalintent ESP32 support using the RMT peripheral device (#522)
* Support for ESP32

Credit to Rina Shkrabova for the first cut.

* Clean up interrupt handling

I think there was actually an error in the interrupt enabling/disabling, but I also cleaned it up so that it is more clear how interrupts are handled.

* Better interrupt handling

* Added RMT version

Not fully portable yet, though. The timing numbers are hard-wired for WS2812, and the RMT channel is also hard-wired.

* Fixed the timing

Timing is now computed from T1, T2, amd T3 instead of being hard-wired.

* Better buffer management

The RMT signal is sent in 10-pixel chunks, using double-buffering to hide the latency when possible. Also: assign RMT channels sequentially.

* Total rewrite using Martin's code

* Better comments

* Fixed the timing calculation

We were not doing the conversion from ESP32 cycles to RMT cycles correctly. Now it all works!

* Added Martin's changes

* Removed confusing comments

* Added my name!

* Fixed ESP32 compile problem

On ESP platforms the dev kit provides the function __cxa_pure_virtual, so there is no need to define it.

* honor WAIT_TIME

for chipsets that need it (for example TM1829)

* Better interrupt handling

Suggested by @h3ndrik : allocated the interrupt once at the initialization and then just turn it on and off. This is the strategy that the ESP32 core uses also.

* Major refactoring

Two major changes to the RMT driver. First, I realized that we can have only one interrupt handler attached to the RMT peripheral, so it needs to be able to handle all of the attached strips. To accomplish this, I store each ClocklessController in an array indexed by its RMT channel. The interrupt handler can then take the channel that triggered it and index into the array to get the right controller.

The second major change is that I replaced all of the explicit bit twiddling of the RMT configurartion with calls to the proper functions in ESP32 core. That should make the code more stable if the core changes.

* Fixed the interrupt dispatch

Since the interrupt handler is global for all channels, we need to store not just the controller, but also the buffer refill function for each strip.

* Added a demo

This version of DemoReel100 spins off a separate task on core 0 that just performs the operations. Regular code running on core 1 (the default for Arduino) signals this task to request a show().

* Avoid unnecessary timeouts

Replaced a 500ms delay in the show task with MAX_DELAY. There's really no point in timing out (and crashing the program) just because the application hasn't called show.

* Parallel output

Reworked the code again in order to support parallel output, which is now the default mode. You can also now ask it to use the built-in RMT driver if you have other parts of your code that need the RMT peripheral.

Two #defines control choices -- put either or both of these before including FastLED.h:


Uses the ESP core RMT driver. To do this, though, it allocates a big buffer to hold all of the pixel bits, so there is a memory and compute cost.


Force serial output of each strip.

* Documentation

Describing the implementation and the compile-time switches

* Removing files that should not be there

* Fixed synchronization

The previous checkin had bugs in the syncronization that caused problems in parallel mode when strips are different lengths.

* Fixed a stupid bug

Made the code bullet-proof in a few ways, but most importantly fixed a terrible integer underflow bug in the code that fills the RMT buffer.

* Another major overhaul

The big change in this version is the ability to support more than 8 controllers. Instead of assigning RMT channels to controllers in a fixed mapping, channels are assigned on the fly, allowing the driver to reuse channels as they become available.

* Oops

Didn't mean to check these in.

* Fixed built-in driver mode

Fixed the code so that it works with the built-in RMT driver. There's nothing special to do to enable it -- just #define FASTLED_RMT_BUILTIN_DRIVER true

* Cleanup

Fixing some documentation and configuration stuff
Latest commit d416194 May 8, 2018