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Using IDLE / ILIE to terminiate UART DMA transfers?

Question asked by Robert Poor on Mar 13, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2018 by Mark Butcher

I'm implementing a Modbus library on the KL27Z.  Since Modbus RTU packets can be variable length, the Modbus protocol specifies (roughly) that the end of a packet is signaled by when the bytes stop coming.  (The spec actually specifies a gap of 3.5 bit periods ends a packet, but since communication is strictly master requests / slave responds, there's no significant penalty for relaxing that requirement.)


I'd like receive serial data via UART / DMA, but use the IDLE flag (and ILIE interrupt) in the UART to terminate the DMA reception.


Before I charge off and implement this myself, it's worth asking: has anyone else written something like this?  Do you have any code and/or words of wisdom to share?


- Robert