[PATCH] backlight: lcd: add driver for raster-type lcd's with gpio controlled panel reset

Thomas Abraham thomas.abraham at linaro.org
Wed Jan 11 05:58:53 EST 2012

Hi Russell,

On 7 January 2012 23:53, Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux at arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 09:12:26PM +0530, Thomas Abraham wrote:
>> Add a lcd panel driver for simple raster-type lcd's which uses a gpio
>> controlled panel reset. The driver controls the nRESET line of the panel
>> using a gpio connected from the host system. The Vcc supply to the panel
>> is (optionally) controlled using a voltage regulator. This driver excludes
>> support for lcd panels that use a serial command interface or direct
>> memory mapped IO interface.
> I'm trying to work out what kind of LCD panel this is for.  I assume
> not the panels which would be connected to a SoC, which have a parallel
> interface to a frame buffer device (LCD controller)?
> If this is for these kinds of LCD panels, how are you handling the
> timing required for active panels - some of which must not be powered
> up without the LCD controller first being setup and enabled, and must
> be powered down before the LCD controller is disabled.
> I've seen this requirement with panels connected to ARM Ltd's development
> boards, and also some SoCs.

This patch is for passive panels that use a nRESET line controlled by
a SoC GPIO and the panel do not use serial command interface (i2c or
spi) or memory-mapped-io for panel control. Panels that just need a
nRESET to be controlled can be handled by this driver.


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