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ConnectCore for i.MX6UL MCA ADC channel assignment

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I apologize for the silly question if I have overlooked something but I am looking for documentation outlining the MCA_IO pin number to the cciMX6ULsbc ADC channel number.

I see that in dey 2.0-r5 support was added for the iMX6UL ADC channels. I currently have the Digi ConnectCore 6UL Development Kit which according to the documentation supports five ADC channels on the following Microcontroller Assist (MCA) IO pins: MCA_IO0, MCA_IO1, MCA_IO3, MCA_IO4, and MCA_IO5.

I am looking to test the ADCs on my developments kit and I want to know the channel mapping from the MCA_IO pin to the ADC channel mapping in arch/arm/boot/dts/imx6ul-ccimx6ulsbc-id135.dts. I am assuming it is not 1 to 1 because the default channels are 2,3, and 5 in that file but I could be wrong. Any guidance or documentation would be greatly appreciated.
asked Mar 3, 2017 in Linux by cgamboni New to the Community (8 points)
recategorized Mar 2, 2017 by cgamboni

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Thanks for the update I received the answer I was looking for from support:

Via the MCA you provided 5 ADC channels, 2 of which are used internally by the SBC.

MCA_IO0 - used by SBC
MCA_IO1 - accessible via connector J30_pin7 (GPIO connector)
MCA_IO3 - accessible via connector J30_pin8 (GPIO connector)
MCA_IO4 - used by SBC
MCA_IO5 - accessible via connector J34_pin6 (SPI connector)

Enabling these channels in the device tree is done by adding the following to your platform’s .dts file.

# enable ADC channels 1, 3, 5
&mca_adc {
digi,adc-ch-lit = <1 3 5>;
digi,adc-vref = <300000>;
answered Mar 8, 2017 by cgamboni New to the Community (8 points)
selected Mar 9, 2017 by cgamboni
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The DTS for R5 can be found here:

looks like ADC is disabled by default, but is this what you are looking for:
* Uncomment to enable the i.MX6UL SoC ADCs.
* Include in adc-ch-list the ADC channels (from 0 to 9) that you want to
* enable. Note that the iomux has to be configured accordingly in pinctrl_adc1
* to configure the pad for ADC operation
//&adc1 {
// pinctrl-names = "default";
// pinctrl-0 = <&pinctrl_adc1>;
// adc-ch-list = <2 3 5>;
// status = "okay";


/* Pin mux configuration */
&iomuxc {
imx6ul-ccimx6ul {
/* Uncomment specific pins of the ADC channels enabled in 'adc-ch-list' */
//pinctrl_adc1: adc1grp {
// fsl,pins = <
// /* EXP_GPIO_1 -> GPIO1_5/ADC1_IN5 */
// MX6UL_PAD_GPIO1_IO05__GPIO1_IO05 0xb0
// /* EXP_GPIO_2 -> GPIO1_3/ADC1_IN3 */
// MX6UL_PAD_GPIO1_IO03__GPIO1_IO03 0xb0
// /* EXP_GPIO_3 -> GPIO1_2/ADC1_IN2 */
// MX6UL_PAD_GPIO1_IO02__GPIO1_IO02 0xb0
// >;
answered Mar 3, 2017 by LeonidM Veteran of the Digi Community (4,490 points)