LTDC device tree configuration





1 Article purpose[edit]

This article explains how to configure the LTDC [1] when the peripheral is assigned to the Linux® OS.

The configuration is performed using the device tree mechanism [2].

The Device tree provides a hardware description of the LTDC [1] used by the STM32 LTDC Linux driver.

2 DT bindings documentation[edit]

The LTDC is represented by the STM32 LTDC device tree bindings [3].

3 DT configuration[edit]

This hardware description is a combination of the STM32 microprocessor device tree files (.dtsi extension) and board device tree files (.dts extension). See the Device tree for an explanation of the device tree file split.

STM32CubeMX can be used to generate the board device tree. Refer to How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX for more details.

3.1 DT configuration (STM32 level)[edit]

The LTDC device tree node is declared in stm32mp157c.dtsi [4]. The declaration (shown below) provides the hardware registers base address, the clocks, the interrupts and the reset.

		ltdc: display-controller@5a001000 {
			compatible = "st,stm32-ltdc";
			reg = <0x5a001000 0x400>;
			interrupts = <GIC_SPI 88 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
				     <GIC_SPI 89 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;
			clocks = <&rcc LTDC_PX>;
			clock-names = "lcd";
			resets = <&rcc LTDC_R>;
			status = "disabled";
		};
Warning.png This device tree part is related to STM32 microprocessors. It must be kept as is, without being modified by the end-user.

3.2 DT configuration (board level)[edit]

The LTDC device tree related to a particular board may have the following nodes, depending on the board hardware:

  • ltdc node: containing the in/out port descriptions.
  • panel or i2cx bridge rgb node (depending of the board hardware): containing the LTDC Pinctrl and the in/out port descriptions
  • panel_backlight node (depending of the board hardware): related to the panel node

A full example of the LTDC pins [5] is available in the stm32mp157-pinctrl.dtsi [6]

			ltdc_pins_a: ltdc-a-0 {
				pins {
					pinmux = <STM32_PINMUX('G',  7, AF14)>, /* LCD_CLK */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I', 10, AF14)>, /* LCD_HSYNC */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  9, AF14)>, /* LCD_VSYNC */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('F', 10, AF14)>, /* LCD_DE */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  2, AF14)>, /* LCD_R0 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  3, AF14)>, /* LCD_R1 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  8, AF14)>, /* LCD_R2 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  9, AF14)>, /* LCD_R3 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 10, AF14)>, /* LCD_R4 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('C',  0, AF14)>, /* LCD_R5 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 12, AF14)>, /* LCD_R6 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('E', 15, AF14)>, /* LCD_R7 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('E',  5, AF14)>, /* LCD_G0 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('E',  6, AF14)>, /* LCD_G1 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 13, AF14)>, /* LCD_G2 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 14, AF14)>, /* LCD_G3 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 15, AF14)>, /* LCD_G4 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  0, AF14)>, /* LCD_G5 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  1, AF14)>, /* LCD_G6 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  2, AF14)>, /* LCD_G7 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('D',  9, AF14)>, /* LCD_B0 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('G', 12, AF14)>, /* LCD_B1 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('G', 10, AF14)>, /* LCD_B2 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('D', 10, AF14)>, /* LCD_B3 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  4, AF14)>, /* LCD_B4 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('A',  3, AF14)>, /* LCD_B5 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('B',  8, AF14)>, /* LCD_B6 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('D',  8, AF14)>; /* LCD_B7 */
					bias-disable;
					drive-push-pull;
					slew-rate = <2>;
				};
			};

			ltdc_pins_sleep_a: ltdc-a-1 {
				pins {
					pinmux = <STM32_PINMUX('G',  7, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_CLK */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I', 10, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_HSYNC */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  9, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_VSYNC */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('F', 10, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_DE */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  2, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R0 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  3, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R1 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  8, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R2 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H',  9, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R3 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 10, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R4 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('C',  0, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R5 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 12, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R6 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('E', 15, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_R7 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('E',  5, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G0 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('E',  6, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G1 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 13, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G2 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 14, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G3 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('H', 15, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G4 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  0, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G5 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  1, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G6 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  2, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_G7 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('D',  9, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_B0 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('G', 12, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_B1 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('G', 10, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_B2 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('D', 10, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_B3 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('I',  4, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_B4 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('A',  3, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_B5 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('B',  8, ANALOG)>, /* LCD_B6 */
						 <STM32_PINMUX('D',  8, ANALOG)>; /* LCD_B7 */
				};
			};

A full example of the STM32MP157 Discovery board device tree is available in stm32mp157a-dk1.dts [7].

&ltdc {
	status = "okay";

	port {
		#address-cells = <1>;
		#size-cells = <0>;

		ltdc_ep0_out: endpoint@0 {
			reg = <0>;
			remote-endpoint = <&sii9022_in>;
		};
	};
};

&i2c1 {
...
	hdmi-transmitter@39 {
		compatible = "sil,sii9022";
		reg = <0x39>;
		iovcc-supply = <&v3v3_hdmi>;
		cvcc12-supply = <&v1v2_hdmi>;
		reset-gpios = <&gpioa 10 GPIO_ACTIVE_LOW>;
		interrupts = <1 IRQ_TYPE_EDGE_FALLING>;
		interrupt-parent = <&gpiog>;
		pinctrl-names = "default", "sleep";
		pinctrl-0 = <&ltdc_pins_a>;
		pinctrl-1 = <&ltdc_pins_sleep_a>;
		status = "okay";

		ports {
			#address-cells = <1>;
			#size-cells = <0>;

			port@0 {
				reg = <0>;
				sii9022_in: endpoint {
					remote-endpoint = <&ltdc_ep0_out>;
				};
			};

			port@1 {
				reg = <1>;
				sii9022_tx_endpoint: endpoint {
					remote-endpoint = <&i2s2_endpoint>;
				};
			};
		};
	};
};

4 How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX[edit]

The STM32CubeMX tool can be used to configure the STM32MPU device and get the corresponding platform configuration device tree files.
The STM32CubeMX may not support all the properties described in the above DT bindings documentation paragraph. If so, the tool inserts user sections in the generated device tree. These sections can then be edited to add some properties and they are preserved from one generation to another. Refer to STM32CubeMX user manual for further information.

5 References[edit]

Please refer to the following links for additional information:

LCD TFT Display Controller (STM32 specific)

Operating System

Device Tree

Generic Interrupt Controller

Serial Peripheral Interface

General-Purpose Input/Output

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