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IMX6 TVP5151 problem

Question asked by John Smith on Aug 17, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2016 by mert can ergun



I'm trying to connect camera and get any data from it. The connection scheme looks like this: Camera=>TVP5151=>CSI0 parallel interface=>IPU0


I added TVP5151 support in the device tree (TVP5151 and TVP5150 are very similar):


&i2c1 {

    clock-frequency = <100000>;

    pinctrl-names = "default";

    pinctrl-0 = <&pinctrl_i2c1_2>;

    status = "okay";


    videoin: tvp5151@5D {

        compatible = "ti,tvp5150";

        reg = <0x5D>;

        pinctrl-names = "default";

        pinctrl-0 = <&pinctrl_ipu1_2>;

        clocks = <&clks 201>;

        clock-names = "csi_mclk";

        mclk = <24000000>;

        mclk_source = <0>;

        ipu_id = <0>;

        csi_id = <0>;

        cvbs = <1>;




I also added:

v4l2_cap_0 {

        compatible = "fsl,imx6q-v4l2-capture";

        ipu_id = <0>;

        csi_id = <0>;

        mclk_source = <0>;

        status = "okay";



I2C connection works fine - I can read TVP5151 registers and its values are correct. The problem is that when I try to open video device:


cat /dev/video0


I get this error:


ERROR: v4l2 capture: slave not found!


I found that this error is caused by function mxc_v4l_open() (mxc_v4l2_capture.c). After calling:


cam_data *cam = video_get_drvdata(dev);


the pointer cam->sensor is NULL, so we get the error:

if (cam->sensor == NULL)


        pr_err("ERROR: v4l2 capture: slave not found!\n");

        return -EAGAIN;



What is a reason of such a behaviour?


Thank you in advance!