Re: [PATCH] drm/i2c: tda998x: Allow for different audio sample rates

From: Andrew Jackson
Date: Wed Nov 19 2014 - 06:22:20 EST

On 11/18/14 18:00, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 05:39:30PM +0000, Andrew Jackson wrote:
>> On HDMI, the audio data are carried across the HDMI link which is
>> driven by the TDMS clock. The TDMS clock is dependent on the video pixel
>> rate.
>> This patch sets the denominator (Cycle Time Stamp) appropriately
>> allowing the driver to send audio to a wider range of HDMI sinks
>> (i.e. monitors).
> This is actually pointless, because we don't use "manual" CTS mode.
> If the clocks for the video and audio are coherent, then you can program
> both the N and CTS values to allow the sink to properly recover the
> synchronous audio clock.
> However, in most cases, the audio and video clocks are not coherent, and
> since the recovered audio clock has to match the source audio clock, the
> only way this can be done is by the TDA998x (or in fact other HDMI
> encoder) to measure the audio clock rate and generate the CTS value
> itself.
> This is the mode we drive the TDA998x - so the programmed CTS value is
> irrelevant.

My apologies for the noise: I originally created the patch when one of the monitors with which I was working wouldn't play sound as expected. However, I now find that the monitor plays sound with or without the patch so it must have been something else. I'd missed the significance of the "auto CTS" comment a few lines earlier (partly because I've no datasheet on the TDA998x).


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