[PATCH 0/3] UCC TDM driver for MPC83xx platforms

Joakim Tjernlund joakim.tjernlund at transmode.se
Fri Jan 18 23:18:38 EST 2008

On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 17:28 +0530, Aggrwal Poonam wrote:
> Hello All
> The TDM driver just now does not have a proper framework. Probably the
> interface cannot be generalised as such. Hence we could not decide
> whether it would be right to think of a TDM framework. Infact the
> interface this TDM driver(for MPC8323ERDB) supplies may not be usable
> for some other client as such. Please suggest on this.
> But you are right as far as Freescale PowerPC platforms are concerned
> which have TDM devices. Like, 8315 also has a TDM driver which also
> exposes similar interface as 8323 because the client it is talking to is
> the same.
> Following is the small description of the TDM driver along with
> interface details:
> The dts file keeps a track of the TDM devices present on the board.
> Depending on them the TDM driver initializes those many driver instances
> while coming up.
> The driver on the upper level can plug to more than one tdm clients
> depending on the availablity  of TDM devices. At every new request of
> the TDM client to bind with a TDM device, a free driver  instance is
> allocated to the client.
> The interface can be described as follows.
> tdm_register_client(struct tdm_client *)
> 	This API returns a pointer to the structure tdm_client which is
> of type
> 	struct tdm_client {
>                 u32 driver_handle;
>                 u32 (*tdm_read)(u32 driver_handle, short chn_id, short
> *pcm_buffer, short len);
>                 u32 (*tdm_write)(u32 driver_handle, short chn_id, short
> *pcm_buffer, short len);
>                 wait_queue_head_t *wakeup_event;
>         }
>    It consists of:
>    - driver_handle: It is basically to identify the particular TDM
> device/driver instance.
>    - tdm_read: It is a function pointer returned by the TDM driver to be
> used to read TDM data  form a particular TDM channel.
>    - tdm_write: It is a function pointer returned by the TDM driver to
> be used to write TDM data  to a particular TDM channel.
>    - wakeup_event: It is address of a wait_queue event on which the
> client keeps on sleeping,  and the TDM driver wakes it up periodically.
> The driver is configured to wake up the client  after every 10ms.
> Once the TDM client gets registered to a TDM driver instance and a TDM
> device, it interfaces  with the driver using tdm_read, tdm_write and
> wakeup_event.
> Note: The TDM driver can be used by only kernel level modules. The
> driver does not expose any  file interface for User Applications. Can be
> compared to the spi driver which interfaces with  the SPI clients
> through some APIs.
> I need your feedback on the interface details. Some changes were
> suggested by Andrew for 32 bit tdm handle which I will modify.(Thanks
> Andrew)
> Please give your ideas about a TDM framework in the kernel and the
> interface.
> Waiting for your feedback.
> Thanks and Regards
> Poonam 

Hi Poonam

I may have to write a HDLC over QMC driver for 832x in the near future.
Although I haven't looked at much at the UCCs programming i/f I noticed
that QMC is supposed to run over TDM. Is your TDM driver suitable for
hooking up such a driver on top?


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