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CEC device tree configuration

Applicable for STM32MP15x lines

1. Article purpose[edit source]

This article explains how to configure the CEC [1] when the peripheral is assigned to the Linux® OS.

The configuration is performed using the device tree mechanism [2].

The Device tree provides a hardware description of the CEC [1] used by the STM32 CEC Linux driver.

If the peripheral is assigned to another execution context, refer to How to assign an internal peripheral to an execution context article for guidelines on peripheral assignment and configuration.

2. DT bindings documentation[edit source]

The CEC is represented by the STM32 CEC device tree bindings [3].

3. DT configuration[edit source]

This hardware description is a combination of the STM32 microprocessor device tree files (.dtsi extension) and board device tree files (.dts extension). See the Device tree for an explanation of the device tree file split.

STM32CubeMX can be used to generate the board device tree. Refer to How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX for more details.

3.1. DT configuration (STM32 level)[edit source]

The CEC device tree node is declared in stm32mp151.dtsi [4]. It describes the hardware register address, clocks, interrupts and power domains.

		cec: cec@40016000 {
			compatible = "st,stm32-cec";
			reg = <0x40016000 0x400>;
			interrupts = <GIC_SPI 94 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;
			clocks = <&rcc CEC_K>, <&scmi0_clk CK_SCMI0_LSE>;
			clock-names = "cec", "hdmi-cec";
			status = "disabled";
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This device tree part is related to STM32 microprocessors. It must be kept as is, without being modified by the end-user. It is strongly advised not to change this configuration except for the "hdmi-cec" clock source.

3.2. DT configuration (board level)[edit source]

The CEC device tree node contains the pinctrl description and the "okay" status:

&cec {
	pinctrl-names = "default", "sleep";
	pinctrl-0 = <&cec_pins_a>;
	pinctrl-1 = <&cec_pins_sleep_a>;
	status = "okay";

You can find a full example of the STM32MP15 Evaluation board device tree in stm32mp157f-ev1.dts [5].

You can find a full example of the CEC pins [6] in the stm32mp15-pinctrl.dtsi [7]

			cec_pins_a: cec-0 {
				pins {
					pinmux = <STM32_PINMUX('A', 15, AF4)>; /* HDMI_CEC */
					slew-rate = <0>;

			cec_pins_sleep_a: cec-sleep-0 {
				pins {
					pinmux = <STM32_PINMUX('A', 15, ANALOG)>; /* HDMI_CEC */

4. How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX[edit source]

The STM32CubeMX tool can be used to configure the STM32MPU device and get the corresponding platform configuration device tree files.
The STM32CubeMX may not support all the properties described in the above DT bindings documentation paragraph. If so, the tool inserts user sections in the generated device tree. These sections can then be edited to add some properties and they are preserved from one generation to another. Refer to STM32CubeMX user manual for further information.

5. References[edit source]

Please refer to the following links for additional information: