SPDIFRX internal peripheral

Revision as of 14:51, 26 October 2021 by Registered User (Article purpose)

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines, STM32MP15x lines

1 Article purpose[edit]

The purpose of this article is to:

  • briefly introduce the SPDIFRX peripheral and its main features
  • indicate the level of security supported by this hardware block
  • explain how each instance can be allocated to the runtime contexts and linked to the corresponding software components
  • explain how to configure the SPDFIRX peripheral.

2 Peripheral overview[edit]

The SPDIFRX peripheral, is designed to receive an S/PDIF flow compliant with IEC-60958 and IEC-61937. The SPDIFRX receiver provides two separated paths to retrieve the audio data and the user and channel information.

2.1 Features[edit]

Refer to STM32MP13 reference manuals or STM32MP15 reference manuals for the complete feature list, and to the software components, introduced below, to see which features are implemented.

2.2 Security support[edit]

The SPDFIRX is a non secure peripheral.

3 Peripheral usage and associated software[edit]

3.1 Boot time[edit]

The SPDFIRX is not used at boot time.

3.2 Runtime[edit]

3.2.1 Overview[edit]

The SPDIFRX instance can be allocated to:

Chapter #Peripheral assignment exposes which instance can be assigned to which context.

3.2.2 Software frameworks[edit] On STM32MP13x lines More info.png[edit]
Domain Peripheral Software components Comment
OP-TEE Linux
Audio SPDIFRX ALSA framework On STM32MP15x lines More info.png[edit]

Internal peripherals software table template

| Audio
| ALSA framework
| STM32Cube SPDIFRX driver

3.2.3 Peripheral configuration[edit]

The configuration is applied by the firmware running in the context to which the peripheral is assigned. The configuration can be done alone via the STM32CubeMX tool for all internal peripherals, and then manually completed (particularly for external peripherals), according to the information given in the corresponding software framework article.

When the Arm® Cortex®-A7 core operates in non-secure access mode, the SPDIFRX is controlled by the Linux kernel framework. Refer to the SPDIFRX Linux driver to drive the SPDIFRX through Linux kernel ALSA framework. Refer to Soundcard configuration and SPDIFRX device tree configuration to configure the SPDIFRX through Linux kernel device tree[1].

3.2.4 Peripheral assignment[edit] On STM32MP13x lines More info.png[edit]

Click on the right to expand the legend...


Check boxes illustrate the possible peripheral allocations supported by STM32 MPU Embedded Software:

  • means that the peripheral can be assigned () to the given runtime context.
  • means that the peripheral can be assigned to the given runtime context, but this configuration is not supported in STM32 MPU Embedded Software distribution.
  • is used for system peripherals that cannot be unchecked because they are statically connected in the device.

Refer to How to assign an internal peripheral to an execution context for more information on how to assign peripherals manually or via STM32CubeMX.
The present chapter describes STMicroelectronics recommendations or choice of implementation. Additional possiblities might be described in STM32MP13 reference manuals.

Domain Peripheral Runtime allocation Comment
Instance Cortex-A7
Audio SPDIFRX SPDIFRX Assignment (single choice) On STM32MP15x lines More info.png[edit]

Internal peripherals assignment table template

| rowspan="1" | Audio
| rowspan="1" | SPDIFRX
| Assignment (single choice)


4 How to go further[edit]

The STM32H7 SPDIFRX training [2], introduces the STM32 S/PDIF Receiver interface on the STM32H7. This training also applies to the STM32 MPU SPDIFRX internal peripheral.

5 References[edit]