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authorDavid Fries <david@fries.net>2008-10-15 22:04:43 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-10-16 11:21:49 -0700
commit6cd159744eaf212f3729d154f3881230a7c19eb2 (patch)
treec2a76ecf90e0b156f480044f26d6379dba46d7eb /Documentation/w1
parent6a158c0de791a81eb761ccf26ead1bd0834abac2 (diff)
W1: feature, w1_therm.c use strong pullup and documentation
Added strong pullup to thermal sensor driver and general documentation on the sensor. Signed-off-by: David Fries <david@fries.net> Signed-off-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/w1/00-INDEX b/Documentation/w1/00-INDEX
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- This file
+ - Drivers that provide support for specific family codes.
- Individual chips providing 1-wire busses.
diff --git a/Documentation/w1/slaves/00-INDEX b/Documentation/w1/slaves/00-INDEX
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+ - This file
+ - The Maxim/Dallas Semiconductor ds18*20 temperature sensor.
diff --git a/Documentation/w1/slaves/w1_therm b/Documentation/w1/slaves/w1_therm
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+Kernel driver w1_therm
+Supported chips:
+ * Maxim ds18*20 based temperature sensors.
+Author: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru>
+w1_therm provides basic temperature conversion for ds18*20 devices.
+supported family codes:
+W1_THERM_DS18S20 0x10
+W1_THERM_DS1822 0x22
+W1_THERM_DS18B20 0x28
+Support is provided through the sysfs w1_slave file. Each open and
+read sequence will initiate a temperature conversion then provide two
+lines of ASCII output. The first line contains the nine hex bytes
+read along with a calculated crc value and YES or NO if it matched.
+If the crc matched the returned values are retained. The second line
+displays the retained values along with a temperature in millidegrees
+Centigrade after t=.
+Parasite powered devices are limited to one slave performing a
+temperature conversion at a time. If none of the devices are parasite
+powered it would be possible to convert all the devices at the same
+time and then go back to read individual sensors. That isn't
+currently supported. The driver also doesn't support reduced
+precision (which would also reduce the conversion time).
+The module parameter strong_pullup can be set to 0 to disable the
+strong pullup or 1 to enable. If enabled the 5V strong pullup will be
+enabled when the conversion is taking place provided the master driver
+must support the strong pullup (or it falls back to a pullup
+resistor). The DS18b20 temperature sensor specification lists a
+maximum current draw of 1.5mA and that a 5k pullup resistor is not
+sufficient. The strong pullup is designed to provide the additional
+current required.

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