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Vybrid UART's from Linux

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kubiznak_petr
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Hi, does anybody have a clue how to use other then the default (UART1) UART from the Timesys' Linux? They seem to be disabled in kernel but maybe I'm wrong.

I'm discussing the topic with Timesys support but they also don't seem to be sure about the solution.

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timesyssupport
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Hello Johannes,

Enabling a different UART is not a supported configuration in the current Linux kernel for Vybrid. As this would involve changes to bootloader and kernel source, this falls outside the scope of general support and would need to be covered under a services agreement with Timesys. Please contact Timesys if you would be interested in escalating.

Regards,

Timesys Support

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ioseph_martinez
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Hi Petr, per you comments it seems there is a dependency on uboot which is a bit unexpected to me.

Based on what you mention, one guess I have is uboot is passing initialized uart channel and linux, just changes baud rate but never inits the registers from the channel.

So I would check:

- where in uboot the uart channel is initialized (selected with CONFIG_SYS_UART_PORT)

- check if there is any of this code in the linux kernel low level uart driver initialization (perhaps where baud rate is changed gives a clue) check if this is done for every instance or not.

If there is no such code on linux kernel, then it means it relies on uboot... a quick fix would be adding some register writes on uboot (besides the pin init) to properly initialize the channel.

I may be able to take a look into this tomorrow but wanted to share with you because maybe you do better progress than me.

For your reference, some of the code we use to initialize UART on bare metal... this is what needs to be found on similar form on any of the uboot or linux code.

void uart_init(unsigned long int clkspeed, unsigned long int baud)

{    

  uint16 sbr, brfa;

       

  /* Enable the pins for the selected UART */

  if(UART_PORT==UART0) //UART0

  {

    //CCM->CCGR0 |= CCM_CCGR0_CG7(1);     //Ungate UART0 clock

    IOMUXC->SINGLE.PTB10 = 0x001011A2;  //TX

    IOMUXC->SINGLE.PTB11 = 0x001011A1;  //RX

  }

  if(UART_PORT==UART1) //UART1

  {

    CCM->CCGR0 |= CCM_CCGR0_CG8(1);     //Ungate UART1 clock

    IOMUXC->SINGLE.PTB4 = 0x002011A2;   //TX

    IOMUXC->SINGLE.PTB5 = 0x002011A1;   //RX

    IOMUXC->SCI_FLX1_IPP_IND_SCI_RX_SELECT_INPUT=0;  //Select PTB5 as RX input

  }

         

  if(UART_PORT==UART2) //UART2

  { 

    CCM->CCGR0 |= CCM_CCGR0_CG9(1);   //Ungate UART2 clock

    IOMUXC->SINGLE.PTB6 = 0x007011A2; //TX

    IOMUXC->SINGLE.PTB7 = 0x007011A1; //RX   

  IOMUXC->SCI_FLX2_IPP_IND_SCI_RX_SELECT_INPUT=0;  //Select PTB7 as RX input

  }

      

  UART_PORT->MODEM=0; //Need to clear MODEM register in case BootROM sets it 

 

  /* Make sure that the transmitter and receiver are disabled while we

   * change settings->

   */

  UART_PORT->C2 &= ~UART_C2_RE_MASK;

  UART_PORT->C2 &= ~UART_C2_TE_MASK;

       

  /* Configure the UART for 8-bit mode, no parity */

  UART_PORT->C1 = 0x00;  /* We need all default settings, so entire register is cleared */

       

  /* Calculate baud settings */

  sbr = (uint16)((clkspeed*1000)/(baud * 16));

               

  UART_PORT->BDH |= UART_BDH_SBR((sbr & 0x1F00) >> 8);

  UART_PORT->BDL = UART_BDL_SBR((uint8)(sbr & 0x00FF)); 

           

  /* Determine if a fractional divider is needed to get closer to the baud rate */

  brfa = (((clkspeed*32000)/(baud * 16)) - (sbr * 32));

           

  UART_PORT->C4 &= ~UART_C4_BRFA_MASK;

  UART_PORT->C4 |= UART_C4_BRFA(brfa);

         

  /* Enable receiver and transmitter */

  UART_PORT->C2 |= UART_C2_RE_MASK;

  UART_PORT->C2 |= UART_C2_TE_MASK;       

}


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mnw
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I'm only working on uboot and can't tell you anything about Linux sorry. 

The other change you need to make in uboot is CONFIG_SYS_UART_PORT in include/configs/vybrid.h.

This changes the main output port and would be a good way to test the port on your hardware.

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