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authorPeter Korsgaard <peter.korsgaard@barco.com>2011-01-10 22:11:23 +0100
committerJean Delvare <khali@endymion.delvare>2011-01-10 22:11:23 +0100
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i2c: Add generic I2C multiplexer using GPIO API
Add an i2c mux driver providing access to i2c bus segments using a hardware MUX sitting on a master bus and controlled through gpio pins. E.G. something like: ---------- ---------- Bus segment 1 - - - - - | | SCL/SDA | |-------------- | | | |------------| | | | | | Bus segment 2 | | | Linux | GPIO 1..N | MUX |--------------- Devices | |------------| | | | | | | | Bus segment M | | | |---------------| | ---------- ---------- - - - - - SCL/SDA of the master I2C bus is multiplexed to bus segment 1..M according to the settings of the GPIO pins 1..N. Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter.korsgaard@barco.com> Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
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+Kernel driver gpio-i2cmux
+
+Author: Peter Korsgaard <peter.korsgaard@barco.com>
+
+Description
+-----------
+
+gpio-i2cmux is an i2c mux driver providing access to I2C bus segments
+from a master I2C bus and a hardware MUX controlled through GPIO pins.
+
+E.G.:
+
+ ---------- ---------- Bus segment 1 - - - - -
+ | | SCL/SDA | |-------------- | |
+ | |------------| |
+ | | | | Bus segment 2 | |
+ | Linux | GPIO 1..N | MUX |--------------- Devices
+ | |------------| | | |
+ | | | | Bus segment M
+ | | | |---------------| |
+ ---------- ---------- - - - - -
+
+SCL/SDA of the master I2C bus is multiplexed to bus segment 1..M
+according to the settings of the GPIO pins 1..N.
+
+Usage
+-----
+
+gpio-i2cmux uses the platform bus, so you need to provide a struct
+platform_device with the platform_data pointing to a struct
+gpio_i2cmux_platform_data with the I2C adapter number of the master
+bus, the number of bus segments to create and the GPIO pins used
+to control it. See include/linux/gpio-i2cmux.h for details.
+
+E.G. something like this for a MUX providing 4 bus segments
+controlled through 3 GPIO pins:
+
+#include <linux/gpio-i2cmux.h>
+#include <linux/platform_device.h>
+
+static const unsigned myboard_gpiomux_gpios[] = {
+ AT91_PIN_PC26, AT91_PIN_PC25, AT91_PIN_PC24
+};
+
+static const unsigned myboard_gpiomux_values[] = {
+ 0, 1, 2, 3
+};
+
+static struct gpio_i2cmux_platform_data myboard_i2cmux_data = {
+ .parent = 1,
+ .base_nr = 2, /* optional */
+ .values = myboard_gpiomux_values,
+ .n_values = ARRAY_SIZE(myboard_gpiomux_values),
+ .gpios = myboard_gpiomux_gpios,
+ .n_gpios = ARRAY_SIZE(myboard_gpiomux_gpios),
+ .idle = 4, /* optional */
+};
+
+static struct platform_device myboard_i2cmux = {
+ .name = "gpio-i2cmux",
+ .id = 0,
+ .dev = {
+ .platform_data = &myboard_i2cmux_data,
+ },
+};