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i.MX53QSB and LVDS Connector J9 with custom LCD Resolution panel

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gianlucarenzi71
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Hello, as a previous post in another thread I would like to use a LVDS display using the J9 connector on the QSB (bottom side of the board). Basically I added a resolution and its timings and name in mx53_loco.c (as the linux for quickstartboard is tailored from a loco machine, am I wrong here?) and changed the bootloader arguments to fit the new kernel changes...

Here is my previous post:

Hey people! I am in trouble trying to connect a custom LVDS display made by SAMSUNG to imx53qsb on the J9 (LVDS) connector (LCD Model: LT101NT02):

Here is my steps:

- Configuring a WSVGA resolution on mx53_loco.c as (watch the last entry of the array):

static struct fb_videomode video_modes[] = {
    {
     /* NTSC TV output */
     "TV-NTSC", 60, 720, 480, 74074,
     122, 15,
     18, 26,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_INTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     /* PAL TV output */
     "TV-PAL", 50, 720, 576, 74074,
     132, 11,
     22, 26,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_INTERLACED | FB_VMODE_ODD_FLD_FIRST,
     0,},
    {
     /* 1080i50 TV output */
     "1080I50", 50, 1920, 1080, 13468,
     192, 527,
     20, 24,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_INTERLACED | FB_VMODE_ODD_FLD_FIRST,
     0,},
    {
     /* 1080i60 TV output */
     "1080I60", 60, 1920, 1080, 13468,
     192, 87,
     20, 24,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_INTERLACED | FB_VMODE_ODD_FLD_FIRST,
     0,},
    {
     /* 800x480 @ 57 Hz , pixel clk @ 27MHz */
     "CLAA-WVGA", 57, 800, 480, 37037, 40, 60, 10, 10, 20, 10,
     FB_SYNC_CLK_LAT_FALL,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     /* 800x480 @ 60 Hz , pixel clk @ 32MHz */
     "SEIKO-WVGA", 60, 800, 480, 29850, 89, 164, 23, 10, 10, 10,
     FB_SYNC_CLK_LAT_FALL,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     "XGA", 60, 1024, 768, 15385,
     220, 40,
     21, 7,
     60, 10,
     0,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     /* 720p30 TV output */
     "720P30", 30, 1280, 720, 13468,
     260, 1759,
     25, 4,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     "720P60", 60, 1280, 720, 13468,
     260, 109,
     25, 4,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
    /* VGA 1280x1024 108M pixel clk output */
    "SXGA", 60, 1280, 1024, 9259,
    48, 248,
    1, 38,
    112, 3,
    0,
    FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
    0,},
    {
    /* 1600x1200 @ 60 Hz 162M pixel clk*/
    "UXGA", 60, 1600, 1200, 6172,
    304, 64,
    1, 46,
    192, 3,
    FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT|FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
    FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
    0,},
    {
     /* 1080p24 TV output */
     "1080P24", 24, 1920, 1080, 13468,
     192, 637,
     38, 6,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     /* 1080p25 TV output */
     "1080P25", 25, 1920, 1080, 13468,
     192, 527,
     38, 6,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     /* 1080p30 TV output */
     "1080P30", 30, 1920, 1080, 13468,
     192, 87,
     38, 6,
     1, 1,
     FB_SYNC_HOR_HIGH_ACT | FB_SYNC_VERT_HIGH_ACT,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
     "1080P60", 60, 1920, 1080, 7692,
     100, 40,
     30, 3,
     10, 2,
     0,
     FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     0,},
    {
        /* 1024x600 WSVGA @ 60 Hz, running @ 54.2Mhz pixclock
         * Vertical Total: BackPorch + VSYNC + DATA + FrontPorch =
         * 6 + 30 + 600 + 37 ----> 673
         * Horizontal Total: BackPorch + HSYNC + DATA + FrontPorch =
         * 125 + 126 + 1024 + 125 ----> 1400 */
     .name = "WSVGA",
     .refresh = 60,
     .xres = 1024,
     .yres = 600,
     .pixclock = 18450,
     .left_margin = 125,
     .right_margin = 125,
     .upper_margin = 6,
     .lower_margin = 37,
     .hsync_len = 126,
     .vsync_len = 30,
     .sync = 0,
     .vmode = FB_VMODE_NONINTERLACED,
     .flag = 0,
    },
};

- Change the fb_data array as:

static struct mxc_fb_platform_data fb_data[] = {
#if 0
    {
     .interface_pix_fmt = IPU_PIX_FMT_RGB565,
     .mode_str = "CLAA-WVGA",
     .mode = video_modes,
     .num_modes = ARRAY_SIZE(video_modes),
     },
    {
     .interface_pix_fmt = IPU_PIX_FMT_BGR24,
     .mode_str = "XGA",
     .mode = video_modes,
     .num_modes = ARRAY_SIZE(video_modes),
     },
#endif
    {
      .interface_pix_fmt = IPU_PIX_FMT_RGB666,
      .mode_str = "WSVGA",
      .mode = video_modes,
      .num_modes = ARRAY_SIZE(video_modes),
    },
    {
      .interface_pix_fmt = IPU_PIX_FMT_LVDS666,
      .mode_str = "WSVGA",
      .mode = video_modes,
      .num_modes = ARRAY_SIZE(video_modes),
    },
};

So both resolutions are IDENTICAL (I suppose), (note the RGB666 and LVDS666 on the interface_pix_format field...). then recompile the kernel with:

./ltib -p kernel -m scbuild

then changed the cmdline options in the bootloader as:

console=ttymxc0,115200 video=mxcdi0fb:LVDS666,WSVGA di0_primary video=mxcdi1fb:RGB666,WSVGA video=mxcdi2fb:RGB666,WSVGA root=/dev/nfs ip=192.168.143.173 nfsroot=192.168.143.6:/tftpboot/nfs-IMX53
,v3,tcp noinitrd

So the connector J9 (LVDS0 == DI0?) should have valid timings for a such display

Plug the cable on the J9 connector using 3 channels LVDS plus PWM for contrast and LCD_BLT_EN Lines connected tothe LVDS Panel pins named: PWM and LCD_BL.

Powering the backlight VLED unit with the correct Voltage using a Voltage Generator with 2A of MAX CURRENT.

But I do not see anything on the screen. Nothing.

Now here is the logs of fbset:

root@freescale ~$ fbset -fb /dev/fb0

mode "1024x600-58"
        # D: 54.201 MHz, H: 38.715 kHz, V: 57.526 Hz
        geometry 1024 600 1024 1800 16
        timings 18450 125 125 6 37 126 30
        accel false
        rgba 5/11,6/5,5/0,0/0
endmode

root@freescale ~$ fbset -fb /dev/fb1

mode "1024x600-58"
        # D: 54.201 MHz, H: 38.715 kHz, V: 57.526 Hz
        geometry 1024 600 1024 1800 16
        timings 18450 125 125 6 37 126 30
        accel false
        rgba 5/11,6/5,5/0,0/0
endmode

root@freescale ~$ fbset -fb /dev/fb2

mode "240x320-60"
        # D: 4.608 MHz, H: 19.200 kHz, V: 60.000 Hz
        geometry 240 320 240 960 16
        timings 217013 0 0 0 0 0 0
        accel false
        rgba 5/11,6/5,5/0,0/0
endmode

What I am doing wrong?

Best regards,

Well NO SIGNALS ARE GETTING OUT OF THE j9 CONNECTOR, LCD_BLT_EN or DISP0_CONTRAST...

Please help!

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gianlucarenzi71
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Thank you for your hint! But the only problem was my handmade cable: every pin was not inserted deeper in the contact site, so all signals (actually only Voltage for the backlight was working) were not arriviing at the LCD connector.

Best regards,

Gianluca

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IvicaEftimovski
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I am looking at your u-boot config, and I might be mistaken, but I don’t see your driver specified in the environment attributes. For instance mine is:

 

setenv bootargs console=ttymxc0,115200 video=mxcdi0fb:RGB666,XGA di0_primary ldb=di0 video=mxcdi1fb:GBR24,XGA tve=di1

Hope it helps.

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