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authorSamu Onkalo <samu.p.onkalo@nokia.com>2010-10-26 14:22:39 -0700
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Documentation: short descriptions for bh1770glc and apds990x drivers
Add short documentation for two ALS / proximity chip drivers. Signed-off-by: Samu Onkalo <samu.p.onkalo@nokia.com> Acked-by: Jonathan Cameron <jic23@cam.ac.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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+Kernel driver apds990x
+======================
+
+Supported chips:
+Avago APDS990X
+
+Data sheet:
+Not freely available
+
+Author:
+Samu Onkalo <samu.p.onkalo@nokia.com>
+
+Description
+-----------
+
+APDS990x is a combined ambient light and proximity sensor. ALS and proximity
+functionality are highly connected. ALS measurement path must be running
+while the proximity functionality is enabled.
+
+ALS produces raw measurement values for two channels: Clear channel
+(infrared + visible light) and IR only. However, threshold comparisons happen
+using clear channel only. Lux value and the threshold level on the HW
+might vary quite much depending the spectrum of the light source.
+
+Driver makes necessary conversions to both directions so that user handles
+only lux values. Lux value is calculated using information from the both
+channels. HW threshold level is calculated from the given lux value to match
+with current type of the lightning. Sometimes inaccuracy of the estimations
+lead to false interrupt, but that doesn't harm.
+
+ALS contains 4 different gain steps. Driver automatically
+selects suitable gain step. After each measurement, reliability of the results
+is estimated and new measurement is trigged if necessary.
+
+Platform data can provide tuned values to the conversion formulas if
+values are known. Otherwise plain sensor default values are used.
+
+Proximity side is little bit simpler. There is no need for complex conversions.
+It produces directly usable values.
+
+Driver controls chip operational state using pm_runtime framework.
+Voltage regulators are controlled based on chip operational state.
+
+SYSFS
+-----
+
+
+chip_id
+ RO - shows detected chip type and version
+
+power_state
+ RW - enable / disable chip. Uses counting logic
+ 1 enables the chip
+ 0 disables the chip
+lux0_input
+ RO - measured lux value
+ sysfs_notify called when threshold interrupt occurs
+
+lux0_sensor_range
+ RO - lux0_input max value. Actually never reaches since sensor tends
+ to saturate much before that. Real max value varies depending
+ on the light spectrum etc.
+
+lux0_rate
+ RW - measurement rate in Hz
+
+lux0_rate_avail
+ RO - supported measurement rates
+
+lux0_calibscale
+ RW - calibration value. Set to neutral value by default.
+ Output results are multiplied with calibscale / calibscale_default
+ value.
+
+lux0_calibscale_default
+ RO - neutral calibration value
+
+lux0_thresh_above_value
+ RW - HI level threshold value. All results above the value
+ trigs an interrupt. 65535 (i.e. sensor_range) disables the above
+ interrupt.
+
+lux0_thresh_below_value
+ RW - LO level threshold value. All results below the value
+ trigs an interrupt. 0 disables the below interrupt.
+
+prox0_raw
+ RO - measured proximity value
+ sysfs_notify called when threshold interrupt occurs
+
+prox0_sensor_range
+ RO - prox0_raw max value (1023)
+
+prox0_raw_en
+ RW - enable / disable proximity - uses counting logic
+ 1 enables the proximity
+ 0 disables the proximity
+
+prox0_reporting_mode
+ RW - trigger / periodic. In "trigger" mode the driver tells two possible
+ values: 0 or prox0_sensor_range value. 0 means no proximity,
+ 1023 means proximity. This causes minimal number of interrupts.
+ In "periodic" mode the driver reports all values above
+ prox0_thresh_above. This causes more interrupts, but it can give
+ _rough_ estimate about the distance.
+
+prox0_reporting_mode_avail
+ RO - accepted values to prox0_reporting_mode (trigger, periodic)
+
+prox0_thresh_above_value
+ RW - threshold level which trigs proximity events.
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+Kernel driver bh1770glc
+=======================
+
+Supported chips:
+ROHM BH1770GLC
+OSRAM SFH7770
+
+Data sheet:
+Not freely available
+
+Author:
+Samu Onkalo <samu.p.onkalo@nokia.com>
+
+Description
+-----------
+BH1770GLC and SFH7770 are combined ambient light and proximity sensors.
+ALS and proximity parts operates on their own, but they shares common I2C
+interface and interrupt logic. In principle they can run on their own,
+but ALS side results are used to estimate reliability of the proximity sensor.
+
+ALS produces 16 bit lux values. The chip contains interrupt logic to produce
+low and high threshold interrupts.
+
+Proximity part contains IR-led driver up to 3 IR leds. The chip measures
+amount of reflected IR light and produces proximity result. Resolution is
+8 bit. Driver supports only one channel. Driver uses ALS results to estimate
+reliability of the proximity results. Thus ALS is always running while
+proximity detection is needed.
+
+Driver uses threshold interrupts to avoid need for polling the values.
+Proximity low interrupt doesn't exists in the chip. This is simulated
+by using a delayed work. As long as there is proximity threshold above
+interrupts the delayed work is pushed forward. So, when proximity level goes
+below the threshold value, there is no interrupt and the delayed work will
+finally run. This is handled as no proximity indication.
+
+Chip state is controlled via runtime pm framework when enabled in config.
+
+Calibscale factor is used to hide differences between the chips. By default
+value set to neutral state meaning factor of 1.00. To get proper values,
+calibrated source of light is needed as a reference. Calibscale factor is set
+so that measurement produces about the expected lux value.
+
+SYSFS
+-----
+
+chip_id
+ RO - shows detected chip type and version
+
+power_state
+ RW - enable / disable chip. Uses counting logic
+ 1 enables the chip
+ 0 disables the chip
+
+lux0_input
+ RO - measured lux value
+ sysfs_notify called when threshold interrupt occurs
+
+lux0_sensor_range
+ RO - lux0_input max value
+
+lux0_rate
+ RW - measurement rate in Hz
+
+lux0_rate_avail
+ RO - supported measurement rates
+
+lux0_thresh_above_value
+ RW - HI level threshold value. All results above the value
+ trigs an interrupt. 65535 (i.e. sensor_range) disables the above
+ interrupt.
+
+lux0_thresh_below_value
+ RW - LO level threshold value. All results below the value
+ trigs an interrupt. 0 disables the below interrupt.
+
+lux0_calibscale
+ RW - calibration value. Set to neutral value by default.
+ Output results are multiplied with calibscale / calibscale_default
+ value.
+
+lux0_calibscale_default
+ RO - neutral calibration value
+
+prox0_raw
+ RO - measured proximity value
+ sysfs_notify called when threshold interrupt occurs
+
+prox0_sensor_range
+ RO - prox0_raw max value
+
+prox0_raw_en
+ RW - enable / disable proximity - uses counting logic
+ 1 enables the proximity
+ 0 disables the proximity
+
+prox0_thresh_above_count
+ RW - number of proximity interrupts needed before triggering the event
+
+prox0_rate_above
+ RW - Measurement rate (in Hz) when the level is above threshold
+ i.e. when proximity on has been reported.
+
+prox0_rate_below
+ RW - Measurement rate (in Hz) when the level is below threshold
+ i.e. when proximity off has been reported.
+
+prox0_rate_avail
+ RO - Supported proximity measurement rates in Hz
+
+prox0_thresh_above0_value
+ RW - threshold level which trigs proximity events.
+ Filtered by persistence filter (prox0_thresh_above_count)
+
+prox0_thresh_above1_value
+ RW - threshold level which trigs event immediately