[PATCH 0/2] Add backlight-pwm-passthru in analogix DP driver

Alexandru M Stan amstan at chromium.org
Thu Mar 15 19:56:57 PDT 2018

I noticed that the backlight on the ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 (bob) is

We're sending it a high frequency pwm signal, but the EDP panel decided to
"parse" the signal, read the duty cycle, then make its own signal that
it sends to the LEDs.

So even though we send a nice high refresh rate at 1200Hz, the panel backlight
flickers at 200Hz (which is not even divisible by the 60Hz refresh rate).

The fix for that is to enable the EDP_BACKLIGHT_FREQ_PWM_PIN_PASSTHRU bit from
the DPCD EDP registers. This makes the panel actually follow the signal
we're giving it.

This series includes the optional dt binding to enable this fix
(backlight-pwm-passthru) and the corresponding code in the analogix
drm/bridge driver.

Alexandru M Stan (2):
  dt-bindings: analogix-dp: Add backlight-pwm-passthru
  drm/bridge: analogix: Enable EDP_BACKLIGHT_FREQ_PWM_PIN_PASSTHRU

 .../bindings/display/bridge/analogix_dp.txt        |  4 ++
 drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/analogix/analogix_dp_core.c | 48 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/analogix/analogix_dp_core.h |  1 +
 3 files changed, 53 insertions(+)


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