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TLV320AIC3107 on an i.MX6QP (EDM1-IMX6PLUS)

Question asked by Slav Slavov on Jul 3, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2017 by Nguyen Mr

Our HW team decided to use the TI Audio Codec TLV320AIC3107 on one of the boards (utilizing EDM1-IMX6PLUS module from TechNexion) mainly because of the Class D amplifier. I tried to use the  /sound/soc/codecs/tlv320aic3x.c  codec and the /sound/soc/fsl/imx-tlv320aic3x.c machine driver. In the DTS file, the codec was configured to be compatible with tlv320aic3007 (3007 and 3107 are similar and the functionality I need is covered by the 3007 driver). All power supplies are connected directly to the power sources and we are using a gpio pin to drive the reset pin (gpio6 3)


The first issue was that the following message was shown during boot:

tlv320aic3x-codec 2-0018: Failed to init class D: -5

Attaching an oscilloscope to the i2c lines and the reset pin showed that the reset was always set to 0 during boot up. I found out that in the “probe” function, the reset pin was only configured to output but its value was never set. So I made the following two modifications to release the RESET in the probe function and to activate it on power down:


diff --git a/sound/soc/codecs/tlv320aic3x.c b/sound/soc/codecs/tlv320aic3x.c
index 76bc41b..d805b74 100644
--- a/sound/soc/codecs/tlv320aic3x.c
+++ b/sound/soc/codecs/tlv320aic3x.c
@@ -1370,6 +1370,12 @@
         regcache_cache_only(aic3x->regmap, true);
         ret = regulator_bulk_disable(ARRAY_SIZE(aic3x->supplies),
+        if (gpio_is_valid(aic3x->gpio_reset)) {
+            udelay(1);
+            gpio_set_value(aic3x->gpio_reset, 0);
+        }
     return ret;
@@ -1758,6 +1764,9 @@
         if (ret != 0)
             goto err;
         gpio_direction_output(aic3x->gpio_reset, 0);
+        gpio_set_value(aic3x->gpio_reset, 0);
+        udelay(1);
+        gpio_set_value(aic3x->gpio_reset, 1);


     for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(aic3x->supplies); i++)

This removed the “Failed to init class D: -5" error message but when trying to play a simple wav file "aplay Front_Center.wav", the command just hung and never finished. Trying different settings in the DTS didn’t help and I tried to look for another machine driver. Luckily I found an alternative machine driver which worked out of the box:


The DTS settings are:

/ {
    sound {
        compatible = "fsl,imx-audio-tlv320aic3x";
        model = "tlv320aic3007";
        ssi-controller = <&EDM1_AUD_I2S_CHANNEL>;
        cpu-dai = <&EDM1_AUD_I2S_CHANNEL>;
        audio-codec = <&codec>;
        audio-routing =
            "Ext Spk", "SPOP",
            "Ext Spk", "SPOM",
            "Line Out Jack", "LLOUT",
            "Line Out Jack", "RLOUT";


        mux-int-port = <EDM1_AUD_MUX_INT>;
        mux-ext-port = <EDM1_AUD_MUX_EXT>;

&i2c3 {
    status = "okay";


    codec: tlv320aic310x@18 {
        compatible = "ti,tlv320aic3007";
        reg = <0x18>;
        gpio-reset = <&gpio6 3 GPIO_ACTIVE_LOW>;
        clocks = <&EDM1_AUD_CLK_SRC>;
        status = "okay";



&ssi1 {
        fsl,mode = "i2s-master";
        status = "okay";

Finally sound was played out of the speaker. The picture below is a snapshot of the oscilloscope screen. The signals are:
-    The Analog line is the audio output
-    Digital 4 is i2c clock
-    Digital 5 is i2c data
-    Digital 6 is the reset pin


Scope snapshot