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ADAV80X Sound CODEC Linux Driver

Supported devices

ADAV801 and ADAV803 differs in serial interface. ADAV801 uses SPI, while ADAV803 uses I2C.

Reference Circuits

Evaluation Boards

Source Code


Source Mainlined?
git Yes


Supported Features

ASoC DAPM widgets

Name Description
VINL Left Analog Input
VINR Right Analog Input
VOUTL Left Analog Output
VOUTR Right Analog Output

ALSA controls

Name Description
Master Playback Volume DAC Volume
Master Playback Switch Mute/Unmute DAC output
Master Capture Switch ADC Volume
Master Capture Volume Mute/Unmute ADC input
PGA Capture Volume Input PGA gain
ADC High Pass Filter Switch Enable/Disable ADC high-pass filter
Playback De-emphasis Switch Enable/Disable playback de-emphassis
Capture Select Select the serial port capture source. Possible values: “ADC”, “Playback”, “Aux Playback”
Aux Capture Select Select the auxiliary serial port capture source. Possible values: “ADC”, “Playback”, “Aux Playback”
DAC Select Select the DAC signal source. Possible values: “ADC”, “Playback”, “Aux Playback”

Supported DAI formats

Name Supported by driver Description
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_I2S yes I2S Justified mode
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_RIGHT_J yes Right Justified mode
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_LEFT_J yes Left Justified mode
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_AC97 no AC97 mode
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_PDM no Pulse density modulation
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_NB_NF yes Normal bit- and frameclock
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_NB_IF no Normal bitclock, inverted frameclock
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_IB_NF no Inverted frameclock, normal bitclock
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_IB_IF no Inverted bit- and frameclock
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_CBM_CFM yes Codec bit- and frameclock master
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_CBS_CFM no Codec bitclock slave, frameclock master
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_CBM_CFS no Codec bitclock master, frameclock slave
SND_SOC_DAIFMT_CBS_CFS yes Codec bit- and frameclock slave

Currently unsupported features

  • Automatic level control
  • on-chip sample rate converter (Both serial ports have to use the same sample rate)
  • S/PDIF input and output

ADAV80X evaluation board driver

There is no dedicated Blackfin STAMP evaluation board for the ADAV80X. During test and driver development we used the EVAL-ADAV801/ADAV803 board.

It can be easily wired to the Blackfin STAMP SPORT header.

Source Code


Source Mainlined?
git Yes


Kernel configuration

For ADAV801, enable SPI:

Device Drivers  --->
[*] SPI support  --->
***   SPI Master Controller Drivers ***
<*>   SPI controller driver for ADI Blackfin5xx

For ADAV803, enable I2C:

Device Drivers  --->
[*] I2C support  --->
[*]   I2C Hardware Bus support  --->
***     I2C system bus drivers (mostly embedded / system-on-chip) ***
<*>       Blackfin TWI I2C support
(100)     Blackfin TWI I2C clock (kHz)

Enable ALSA SoC evaluation board driver:

Device Drivers  --->
<M> Sound card support  --->
<M>   Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
<M>     ALSA for SoC audio support  --->
<M>       Support for the EVAL-ADAV80X boards on Blackfin eval boards

Hardware configuration

Default setting for the 12-way DIP switch: from SW11 to SW0 - 110001110001. Keep all switch and jumpers as default value defined in the manual, except:

  • Playback Port Source: SW11: 0, SW10: 0 (Make it tri-state since we connect playback port to Blackfin SPORT)
  • ADAV80x MCLK Source: SW0: 0, LK4: A, LK5: ON, LK6: ON (Use the on board cystal oscillator as MCLK source).

To test using BF537-STAMP board, connect play and rec port on the ADAV80X evaluation board with SPORT0 on STAMP. Connect CPORT pins also to corresponding pins STAMP. Also, please make sure to connect the GND of the two boards together to get better signal.

Driver testing

Load the driver and make sure the sound card is properly instantiated.

This specifies any shell prompt running on the target

root:/> modprobe snd-bf5xx-i2s
root:/> modprobe snd-soc-bf5xx-i2s
root:/> modprobe snd-soc-adav80x
root:/> modprobe snd-soc-bfin-eval-adav80x
dma rx:3 tx:4, err irq:45, regs:ffc00800
asoc: ADAV80X <-> bf5xx-i2s mapping ok

This specifies any shell prompt running on the target

root:/> modprobe snd-pcm-oss
root:/> tone
TONE: generating sine wave at 1000 Hz...

root:/> arecord -f cd | aplay
Recording WAVE 'stdin' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 44100 Hz, Stereo
Playing WAVE 'stdin' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 44100 Hz, Stereo