Re: BUG: iio: mpu3050: Wrong temperature scale

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Mon Apr 19 2021 - 06:08:13 EST

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 8:06 AM Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The driver uses
> (x+23000)/280 formula for the conversion of raw temperature value, which
> gives 82C for x=0, thus apparently formula is wrong because x=50000
> should give us ~25C.
> I tried to search for the datasheet with the formula, but couldn't find it.

There is no public datasheet. I have never seen a non-public datasheet

As the initial submission of the driver says:

"This driver is based on information from the rough input driver
in drivers/input/misc/mpu3050.c and the scratch misc driver
posted by Nathan Royer in 2011. Some years have passed but this
is finally a fully-fledged driver for this gyroscope. It was
developed and tested on the Qualcomm APQ8060 Dragonboard."

Nathans submission:
(you find the threads at the bottom)

This submission came from inside Invensense so it is the closest
authoritative source we have.

> Linus, will you be able to check whether the formula used by the driver
> is correct? Thanks in advance.

Sadly the code is the documentation when it comes to Invensense stuff,
I am CC:ing Nathans Invensense address in the vain hope he is still
working there and could help, also CC to Jean-Baptiste who was
there last year and maybe can help out.

I don't anymore remember exactly how I found this equation,
but it wasn't from any datasheet. I vaguely remember browsing
through some Android userspace sensor code.

What I tend to do is dig around in old mobile
phone Android trees, and there you sometimes find this information
in different GPL code drops. I bet I got it from browsing some of

Here is an example (Tegra):

Worst case what one *can* do is to calibrate the scale, like put
the device in a controlled environment of some two reasonably
far apart temperatures and measure, assuming it is at least
linear. Some professionals use controlled environment
chambers for this. But I hope there is a better way.

Linus Walleij