2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2010 4:27 PM by Pawitter

    System Controller Hub

    Green Belt

      I'm having some problem on writing a driver to access the System Controller Hub on Atom Poulsbo.


      According to the datasheet specifications I'm accessing the CONFIG_ADDRESS (port I/O 0xcf8h) in order to configure a logical device (such as the LPC bus) and then I read back the requested value from the CONFIG_DATA register (port I/O 0xcfc).

      Everything works fine till I try to read a register with an offset different from 0.

      For example if I put 0x8000f800 in the CONFIG_ADDRESS (which means Bus 0, Device 31, Function 0, Register 0) I'm correctly able to read the the VID (8086h) and the DID (8119h) of the LPC interface. But If I put a 0x8000f808 in the CONFIG_ADDRESS (which means same device, register 02h) I read back a value that does not match with the DID previously read.

      I've also tried with different logical devices but the behavior is always the same.


      Am I missing something? 



        • Re: System Controller Hub
          Felix_M BlackBelt

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          • Re: System Controller Hub
            Pawitter Green Belt

            The CONFIG_ADDRESS 0x8000f808 does not mean register 02h. It corresponds to register 08h which is RID - Revision Identification Register.

            Since the CONFIG_ADDRESS has lower 2 bits [1:0] hardwired to 2'b00 .. this means that you can only access DWORD aligned address.. i.e. 00h, 04h, 08h, 0Ch etc....

            This also means that if you need to read any register with address from 00h to 03h, you just provide lower 8 bits of CONFIG_ADDRESS as 00h.. similar for accessing any register with address from 04h to 07h, you need to program CONFIG_ADDRESS lower 8bits [7:0] as 04h and so on...


            Can you try reading with address 0x8000f804 and see it if matches with data that is mentioned in the datasheet (which should be 0003h).


            Hope this helps.