author [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Tue, 12 Jul 2005 23:21:50 -0500
committer Greg Kroah-Hartman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Mon, 05 Sep 2005 23:14:03 -0700
[PATCH] I2C: update max6875 documentation
Updates to the max6875 driver documentation.
This brings the documentation in sync with the code, which was recently
This patch is based off 2.6.13-rc2-mm2.
Signed-off-by: Ben Gardner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Documentation/i2c/chips/max6875 | 94 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
1 files changed, 68 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/i2c/chips/max6875 b/Documentation/i2c/chips/max6875
@@ -4,22 +4,13 @@ Kernel driver max6875
* Maxim MAX6874, MAX6875
- Addresses scanned: 0x50, 0x52
+ Addresses scanned: None (see below)
Author: Ben Gardner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
-* allow_write int
- Set to non-zero to enable write permission:
- *0: Read only
- 1: Read and write
@@ -33,34 +24,85 @@ registers.
The Maxim MAX6874 is a similar, mostly compatible device, with more intputs
vin gpi vout
MAX6874 6 4 8
MAX6875 4 3 5
-MAX6874 chips can have four different addresses (as opposed to only two for
-the MAX6875). The additional addresses (0x54 and 0x56) are not probed by
-this driver by default, but the probe module parameter can be used if
-See the datasheet for details on how to program the EEPROM.
+See the datasheet for more information.
-eeprom_user - 512 bytes of user-defined EEPROM space. Only writable if
- allow_write was set and register 0x43 is 0.
-eeprom_config - 70 bytes of config EEPROM. Note that changes will not get
- loaded into register space until a power cycle or device reset.
-reg_config - 70 bytes of register space. Any changes take affect
+eeprom - 512 bytes of user-defined EEPROM space.
-A typical application will require that the EEPROMs be programmed once and
-never altered afterwards.
+Valid addresses for the MAX6875 are 0x50 and 0x52.
+Valid addresses for the MAX6874 are 0x50, 0x52, 0x54 and 0x56.
+The driver does not probe any address, so you must force the address.
+$ modprobe max6875 force=0,0x50
+The MAX6874/MAX6875 ignores address bit 0, so this driver attaches to multiple
+addresses. For example, for address 0x50, it also reserves 0x51.
+The even-address instance is called 'max6875', the odd one is 'max6875-dummy'.
+Programming the chip using i2c-dev
+Use the i2c-dev interface to access and program the chips.
+Reads and write are performed differently depending on the address range.
+The configuration registers are at addresses 0x00 - 0x45.
+Use i2c_smbus_write_byte_data() to write a register and
+i2c_smbus_read_byte_data() to read a register.
+The command is the register number.
+To write a 1 to register 0x45:
+ i2c_smbus_write_byte_data(fd, 0x45, 1);
+To read register 0x45:
+ value = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(fd, 0x45);
+The configuration EEPROM is at addresses 0x8000 - 0x8045.
+The user EEPROM is at addresses 0x8100 - 0x82ff.
+Use i2c_smbus_write_word_data() to write a byte to EEPROM.
+The command is the upper byte of the address: 0x80, 0x81, or 0x82.
+The data word is the lower part of the address or'd with data << 8.
+ cmd = address >> 8;
+ val = (address & 0xff) | (data << 8);
+To write 0x5a to address 0x8003:
+ i2c_smbus_write_word_data(fd, 0x80, 0x5a03);
+Reading data from the EEPROM is a little more complicated.
+Use i2c_smbus_write_byte_data() to set the read address and then
+i2c_smbus_read_byte() or i2c_smbus_read_i2c_block_data() to read the data.
+To read data starting at offset 0x8100, first set the address:
+ i2c_smbus_write_byte_data(fd, 0x81, 0x00);
+And then read the data
+ value = i2c_smbus_read_byte(fd);
+ count = i2c_smbus_read_i2c_block_data(fd, 0x84, buffer);
+The block read should read 16 bytes.
+0x84 is the block read command.
+See the datasheet for more details.
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