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OSC - DAC Buffer Output

Question asked by ijmiller on Jun 25, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 2, 2014 by ijmiller

I'm working with the AD-FCOMMS4-EBZ and am in the process of updating one of the iio-oscilloscope plug-ins for a program when I noticed that the 'DAC Buffer Output' control only works on the version packaged in the SD card.  If I compile the git version the buffer never loads.  Debugging it shows that process_dac_buffer_file() is failing here:


unsigned nb_channels = iio_device_get_channels_count(dds);


if(nb_channels <= 8)



nb_channels is always returning 8 for me.  If I bypass this and go to allocate a DDS (DAC) buffer get a warning stating 'High-speed mode not enabled'.  So it also looks like I'm not getting DMA capabilities for the DDS core.


Here are the main differences I see between the GIT produced osc binary, and the packaged version:

  • GIT version links in (also obtained via GIT), while the packaged version appears to static link it.  The problem probably lies somewhere in here.
  • The packaged osc plug-in is named FMComms2, while the GIT version is named FMComms2/3/4.  I couldn't find a GIT branch that had the FMComms2 named plugin.
  • Both version numbers are the same (v0.8) in the help screen.


My end goal is to collect via the ADC to a buffer, and then transmit that same buffer/data out the DAC.  If you could point me to a branch that shows the DAC DMA working, or have a patch that fixes this I'd greatly appreciate it!  If I'm doing something wrong on my end, please let me know!  Thanks.



Additional Info:


Linux linaro-ubuntu-desktop 3.12.0-55371-gf6fc62e #1231 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 12 16:11:35 CET 2013 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux


ad9361 spi32766.0: ad9361_probe : AD9361 Rev 2 successfully initialized

cf_axi_dds_so Analog Devices CF_AXI_DDS_DDS MASTER (0x60061) at 0x79024000 mapped to 0xf003a000, probed DDS AD9361

adv7511-hdmi-snd adv7511_hdmi_snd.6:  adv7511 <-> 75c00000.axi-spdif-tx mapping ok