General

Basic APIs to set up and interact with the RAIL library.

Modules

EFR32xG1
EFR32xG1-specific initialization data types.

Data Structures

struct  RAIL_Version_t
 Contains RAIL Library Version Information.

Macros

#define RAIL_DMA_INVALID   (0xFFU)
 A value to signal that RAIL should not use DMA.

Typedefs

typedef void * RAIL_Handle_t
 A generic handle to a particular radio (e.g.
 
typedef void(* RAIL_InitCompleteCallbackPtr_t) (RAIL_Handle_t railHandle)
 A pointer to init complete callback function.

Enumerations

enum  RAIL_Status_t {
  RAIL_STATUS_NO_ERROR,
  RAIL_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER,
  RAIL_STATUS_INVALID_STATE,
  RAIL_STATUS_INVALID_CALL,
  RAIL_STATUS_SUSPENDED,
  RAIL_STATUS_SCHED_ERROR
}
 A status returned by many RAIL API calls indicating their success or failure.

Functions

void RAIL_GetVersion (RAIL_Version_t *version, bool verbose)
 Get the version information for the compiled RAIL library.
 
RAIL_Status_t RAIL_AddStateBuffer3 (RAIL_Handle_t genericRailHandle)
 Add a 3rd multiprotocol internal state buffer for use by RAIL_Init().
 
RAIL_Status_t RAIL_AddStateBuffer4 (RAIL_Handle_t genericRailHandle)
 Add a 4th multiprotocol internal state buffer for use by RAIL_Init().
 
RAIL_Status_t RAIL_UseDma (uint8_t channel)
 Allocate a DMA channel for RAIL to work with.
 
RAIL_Handle_t RAIL_Init (RAIL_Config_t *railCfg, RAIL_InitCompleteCallbackPtr_t cb)
 Initialize RAIL.
 
bool RAIL_IsInitialized (void)
 Get RAIL initialization status.
 
uint16_t RAIL_GetRadioEntropy (RAIL_Handle_t railHandle, uint8_t *buffer, uint16_t bytes)
 Collect entropy from the radio if available.

Detailed Description

Basic APIs to set up and interact with the RAIL library.

Macro Definition Documentation

◆ RAIL_DMA_INVALID

#define RAIL_DMA_INVALID   (0xFFU)

A value to signal that RAIL should not use DMA.

Definition at line 143 of file rail_types.h.

Typedef Documentation

◆ RAIL_Handle_t

A generic handle to a particular radio (e.g.

RAIL_EFR32_HANDLE), or a real handle of a RAIL instance, as returned from RAIL_Init().

Generic handles should be used for certain RAIL APIs that are called prior to RAIL initialization. However, once RAIL has been initialized, the real handle returned by RAIL_Init() should be used instead.

Definition at line 102 of file rail_types.h.

◆ RAIL_InitCompleteCallbackPtr_t

typedef void(* RAIL_InitCompleteCallbackPtr_t) (RAIL_Handle_t railHandle)

A pointer to init complete callback function.

Parameters
[in]railHandleThe initialized RAIL instance handle.

Definition at line 140 of file rail_types.h.

Enumeration Type Documentation

◆ RAIL_Status_t

A status returned by many RAIL API calls indicating their success or failure.

Enumerator
RAIL_STATUS_NO_ERROR 

RAIL function reports no error.

RAIL_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER 

Call to RAIL function threw an error because of an invalid parameter.

RAIL_STATUS_INVALID_STATE 

Call to RAIL function threw an error because it was called during an invalid radio state.

RAIL_STATUS_INVALID_CALL 

RAIL function is called in an invalid order.

RAIL_STATUS_SUSPENDED 

RAIL function did not finish in the allotted time.

RAIL_STATUS_SCHED_ERROR 

RAIL function could not be scheduled by the Radio scheduler.

Only issued when using a Multiprotocol application.

Definition at line 109 of file rail_types.h.

Function Documentation

◆ RAIL_AddStateBuffer3()

RAIL_Status_t RAIL_AddStateBuffer3 ( RAIL_Handle_t  genericRailHandle)

Add a 3rd multiprotocol internal state buffer for use by RAIL_Init().

Parameters
[in]genericRailHandleA generic RAIL instance handle.
Returns
Status code indicating success of the function call. An error is returned if the 3rd state buffer was previously added or this isn't the RAIL multiprotocol library.

◆ RAIL_AddStateBuffer4()

RAIL_Status_t RAIL_AddStateBuffer4 ( RAIL_Handle_t  genericRailHandle)

Add a 4th multiprotocol internal state buffer for use by RAIL_Init().

Parameters
[in]genericRailHandleA generic RAIL instance handle.
Returns
Status code indicating success of the function call. An error is returned if the 4th state buffer was previously added. or this isn't the RAIL multiprotocol library.

◆ RAIL_GetRadioEntropy()

uint16_t RAIL_GetRadioEntropy ( RAIL_Handle_t  railHandle,
uint8_t *  buffer,
uint16_t  bytes 
)

Collect entropy from the radio if available.

Parameters
[in]railHandleA RAIL instance handle.
[out]bufferThe buffer to write the collected entropy.
[in]bytesThe number of bytes to fill in the input buffer.
Returns
Returns the number of bytes of entropy collected. For chips that don't support entropy collection, the function returns 0. Values less than the requested amount may also be returned on platforms that use entropy pools to collect random data periodically.

Attempts to fill the provided buffer with the requested number of bytes of entropy. If the requested number of bytes can't be provided, as many bytes as possible will be filled and returned. For chips that do not support this function, 0 bytes are always returned. For information about the specific mechanism for gathering entropy, see documentation for the chip family.

◆ RAIL_GetVersion()

void RAIL_GetVersion ( RAIL_Version_t version,
bool  verbose 
)

Get the version information for the compiled RAIL library.

Parameters
[out]versionA pointer to RAIL_Version_t structure to populate with version information.
[in]verbosePopulate RAIL_Version_t struct with verbose information.

The version information contains a major version number, a minor version number, and a rev (revision) number.

◆ RAIL_Init()

RAIL_Handle_t RAIL_Init ( RAIL_Config_t railCfg,
RAIL_InitCompleteCallbackPtr_t  cb 
)

Initialize RAIL.

Parameters
[in,out]railCfgThe configuration and state structure for setting up the library, which contains memory and other options that RAIL needs. This structure must be allocated in application global read-write memory. RAIL may modify fields within or referenced by this structure during its operation.
[in]cbA callback that notifies the application when the radio is finished initializing and is ready for further configuration. This callback is useful for potential transceiver products that require a power up sequence before further configuration is available. After the callback fires, the radio is ready for additional configuration before transmit and receive operations.
Returns
Handle for initialized rail instance or NULL if an invalid value was passed in the railCfg.
Note
Call this function only once per protocol. If called again, it will do nothing and return NULL.

◆ RAIL_IsInitialized()

bool RAIL_IsInitialized ( void  )

Get RAIL initialization status.

Returns
True if the radio has finished initializing and false otherwise.

RAIL APIs, e.g., RAIL_GetTime(), which work only if RAIL_Init() has been called, can use RAIL_IsInitialized() to determine whether RAIL has been initialized or not.

◆ RAIL_UseDma()

RAIL_Status_t RAIL_UseDma ( uint8_t  channel)

Allocate a DMA channel for RAIL to work with.

Parameters
[in]channelThe DMA channel to use when copying memory. If a value of RAIL_DMA_INVALID is passed, RAIL will stop using any DMA channel.
Returns
Status code indicating success of the function call.

To use this API, the application must initialize the DMA engine on the chip and allocate a DMA channel. This channel will be used periodically to copy memory more efficiently. Call this function before RAIL_Init to have the most benefit. If the application needs to take back control of the DMA channel that RAIL is using, this API may be called with a channel of RAIL_DMA_INVALID to tell RAIL to stop using DMA.