Re: Re: edt-ft5x06 question

From: Giulio Benetti
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 - 18:10:43 EST

Hi Simon,

sorry for the mess with mailing list.
My mail filter gave me problems and removed e-mails from linux-input mailing list.

> Hi Giulio
> On Tue, 2017-11-14 at 22:42 +0100, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> > I'm using ft5206 with edt-ft5x06.c driver,
> > but what I see is that registers with M09 or M06
> > seem different from focaltech ft5206
> >
> >
> > For example, except address 0x80 for threshold register(thgroup),
> > all the others don't appear:
> > GAIN 0x30 or 0x92 should be 0x82(thcal maybe?)
> >
> > Can someone clarify this?
> The Registers depend heavily on the actual firmware flashed into the
> ft5x06. M06 and M09 refers to the resp. touch glasses from EDT (hence
> the name of the driver), who have a custom firmware installed. Despite
> being based on the same focaltec chips, their i2c interface is totally
> different...
> Most non-EDT ft5x06 touches do use a communication protocol similiar to
> the M09 series. Unfortunately I've witnessed a lot that it is not
> possible to rely on the registers that are supposed to provide
> vendor/model information (according to the Focaltec datasheet). It
> always takes a little bit of tweaking to figure out what resolution
> they actually provide (which is possible with the custom EDT-M09
> firmware).
> There is a patch series I've sent to this mailinglist (and need to
> resend, because the first part of the patch series is bogus) that might
> improve the model detection a little bit, but it by no means is
> bulletproof.
> (see and
> For non-EDT touches that are bonded together with a display it is a
> reasonable assumption that the touch resolution matches the screen
> resolution (Which I consider unfortunate: Why throw away more
> resolution?).
> Anyway if you have suggestions for improving this driver I am
> interested in feedback.

I only have an idea,
since we can't know for sure what's the Vendor,
and we can't know for sure max_x and max_y,
I would like to add a field in dt to select which vendor to use.
For example, if you choose "Edt" as vendor, than driver behaves like it does now, otherwise there could be "Focaltech" as vendor, and in that case I could find a way to get max_x and max_y.
If I can't find a way, we put the need to be inserted in dts both max_x and max_y.

Also I would like to export more registers as attributes and dt.

And last. In my company, on previous projects,
we experienced problems with temperature and mechanical drifts.
So the only solution was to send an autocalibrate every n seconds,
when ts is untouched.
I did this adding a timed tasklet inside driver,
so I would like to do the same.

Now what comes in my mind is,
do we need to keep everything in the same driver edt-ft5x.c?
Or does it make sense to write new one(focaltech-ft5x.c) based on edt-ft5x.c?

Best regards

> Bye,
> Simon
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