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Kernel driver ltc2978
Supported chips:
* Linear Technology LTC2978
Prefix: 'ltc2978'
Addresses scanned: -
* Linear Technology LTC3880
Prefix: 'ltc3880'
Addresses scanned: -
Author: Guenter Roeck <>
The LTC2978 is an octal power supply monitor, supervisor, sequencer and
margin controller. The LTC3880 is a dual, PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous
step-down switching regulator controller.
Usage Notes
This driver does not probe for PMBus devices. You will have to instantiate
devices explicitly.
Example: the following commands will load the driver for an LTC2978 at address
0x60 on I2C bus #1:
# modprobe ltc2978
# echo ltc2978 0x60 > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/i2c-1/new_device
Sysfs attributes
in1_label "vin"
in1_input Measured input voltage.
in1_min Minimum input voltage.
in1_max Maximum input voltage.
in1_lcrit Critical minimum input voltage.
in1_crit Critical maximum input voltage.
in1_min_alarm Input voltage low alarm.
in1_max_alarm Input voltage high alarm.
in1_lcrit_alarm Input voltage critical low alarm.
in1_crit_alarm Input voltage critical high alarm.
in1_lowest Lowest input voltage. LTC2978 only.
in1_highest Highest input voltage.
in1_reset_history Reset history. Writing into this attribute will reset
history for all attributes.
in[2-9]_label "vout[1-8]". Channels 3 to 9 on LTC2978 only.
in[2-9]_input Measured output voltage.
in[2-9]_min Minimum output voltage.
in[2-9]_max Maximum output voltage.
in[2-9]_lcrit Critical minimum output voltage.
in[2-9]_crit Critical maximum output voltage.
in[2-9]_min_alarm Output voltage low alarm.
in[2-9]_max_alarm Output voltage high alarm.
in[2-9]_lcrit_alarm Output voltage critical low alarm.
in[2-9]_crit_alarm Output voltage critical high alarm.
in[2-9]_lowest Lowest output voltage. LTC2978 only.
in[2-9]_highest Lowest output voltage.
in[2-9]_reset_history Reset history. Writing into this attribute will reset
history for all attributes.
temp[1-3]_input Measured temperature.
On LTC2978, only one temperature measurement is
supported and reflects the internal temperature.
On LTC3880, temp1 and temp2 report external
temperatures, and temp3 reports the internal
temp[1-3]_min Mimimum temperature.
temp[1-3]_max Maximum temperature.
temp[1-3]_lcrit Critical low temperature.
temp[1-3]_crit Critical high temperature.
temp[1-3]_min_alarm Chip temperature low alarm.
temp[1-3]_max_alarm Chip temperature high alarm.
temp[1-3]_lcrit_alarm Chip temperature critical low alarm.
temp[1-3]_crit_alarm Chip temperature critical high alarm.
temp[1-3]_lowest Lowest measured temperature. LTC2978 only.
temp[1-3]_highest Highest measured temperature.
temp[1-3]_reset_history Reset history. Writing into this attribute will reset
history for all attributes.
power[1-2]_label "pout[1-2]". LTC3880 only.
power[1-2]_input Measured power.
curr1_label "iin". LTC3880 only.
curr1_input Measured input current.
curr1_max Maximum input current.
curr1_max_alarm Input current high alarm.
curr[2-3]_label "iout[1-2]". LTC3880 only.
curr[2-3]_input Measured input current.
curr[2-3]_max Maximum input current.
curr[2-3]_crit Critical input current.
curr[2-3]_max_alarm Input current high alarm.
curr[2-3]_crit_alarm Input current critical high alarm.