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I2S channel swapping issue on LPC2470

Question asked by Kevin Landry on Dec 26, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 3, 2018 by jamesbone


I’m currently working with a LPC2470 microcontroller and I have an issue with the I2S when used in 32 bit stereo mode. It is currently configured with DMA requests to copy the received I2S frames to memory. The LPC2470 is used as a slave on the I2S and the SCK (serial clock) and the WS (word select) are coming from another I2S peripheral. The WS is currently setup with an 8 kHz clock and the SCK is setup with a 256 kHz clock.


The issue is that I don’t have any way of knowing if the data the LPC2470 received on the I2S is starting with a LEFT I2S channel or a RIGHT I2S channel. Since the LPC2470 is an i2s slave, it seems the first channel received is dependent on when the i2s module is started. Sometimes the first channel is a left channel, and sometimes it is the right channel first. By looking at the user manual (UM10237 rev. 4) in the i2s chapter 23, it shows that the channel reception sequence ensure that a left channel will be followed by right channel as seen in the picture below.


However, nothing suggest that the first channel that the i2s will write in its RX FIFO buffer will be a left channel or am I missing something ? Is there a way to know which channel is received first without using a framing scheme ?


Kevin Landry