I2C bus clock on MPC85XX systems

Felix Radensky felix at embedded-sol.com
Wed Dec 23 05:16:48 EST 2009

Hi, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Grandegger wrote:
> Felix Radensky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Almost all MPC85XX based systems have the compatible=:"fsl-i2c" in
>> respective
>> i2c device tree nodes. This causes FSL i2c driver to use the following
>> "backward
>> compatible" values: FSR=0x31 DFSR=0x10. This is regardless of CCB clock
>> frequency and i2c clock prescaler.
>> On my custom MPC8536 based board with 432MHz CCB clock this results in
>> 65KHz i2c clock frequency (checked with scope). U-Boot correctly configures
>> the clock to 400KHz.
>> I've fixed the problem by modifying device tree to use different
>> compatible value,
>> similar to what socrates board does. Is this the right approach ?
> Are you aware of the properties described in
> "Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/i2c.txt":
> http://lxr.linux.no/#linux+v2.6.32/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/i2c.txt
> Wolfgang.
Sure, I'm aware of these properties. I've used

compatible = "fsl,mpc8543-i2c", "fsl-i2c";
clock-frequency = <400000>;

for my custom board.

I think, however, that device trees for FSL reference designs should use 
them as well, to avoid setting i2c
clock to some strange values. I may be wrong, but I think most custom 
board developers borrow from
reference device trees, so having a sane starting point would help.



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