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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] iio: afe: unit-converter: add support for adi,lt6106
On 2018-04-11 18:13, Andrew F. Davis wrote:
> On 04/11/2018 10:51 AM, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
>> On 04/11/2018 05:43 PM, Andrew F. Davis wrote:
>>> On 04/11/2018 09:15 AM, Peter Rosin wrote:
>>>> This is a current sense amplifier from Analog Devices.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Peter Rosin <>
>>>> ---
>>>> drivers/iio/afe/Kconfig | 3 +-
>>>> drivers/iio/afe/iio-unit-converter.c | 54 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>> 2 files changed, 56 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/iio/afe/Kconfig b/drivers/iio/afe/Kconfig
>>>> index 642ce4eb12a6..0e10fe8f459a 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/iio/afe/Kconfig
>>>> +++ b/drivers/iio/afe/Kconfig
>>>> @@ -10,7 +10,8 @@ config IIO_UNIT_CONVERTER
>>>> depends on OF || COMPILE_TEST
>>>> help
>>>> Say yes here to build support for the IIO unit converter
>>>> - that handles voltage dividers and current sense shunts.
>>>> + that handles voltage dividers, current sense shunts and
>>>> + the LT6106 Current Sense Amplifier from Analog Devices.
>>> Could work better to split these out into separate drivers. Maybe a
>>> iio-shunt-resistor.c that does just voltage->current with the
>>> appropriate scaling. Then make a a separate lt6106.c.
>> I don't think we need a separate driver here. There are tons of circuits
>> that all work the same way and all require the same properties. If we'd add
>> a driver for each of them we'd get buried in boilerplate code.
> Fair enough, then it should at least be renamed to something generic
> like current-sense-amplifier, as you said lots of circuits do this, not
> just lt6106s. We will have then have support for:
> current-sense-amplifier
> current-sense-shunt
> voltage-divider

For the compatible "current-sense-amplifier", I would advocate the


(or something close to that)

...and not input-resistor-ohms and output-resistor-ohms which are way
more particular to the LT6106.

But as I said in the cover letter, I didn't go with sense-gain since I
thought I would end up with requests for non-integer gains. There is
yet to be a comment on the non-integer gain problem, and before there
is a path forward for that case, I'm reluctant.

> compatibles in this driver called "unit-converter" which is still a
> misnomer IMHO.

I don't remember you having presented your preference, and I think
that goes against the established bike-shedding protocol?


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