|GPIO( n )|
- Logic level (3.3V) signals
- 3-4mA max
all GPIO's information and examples should go here
According to the PXA270 datasheet: http://pubs.gumstix.com/documents/PXA%20Documentation/PXA270/PXA270%20Electrical,%20Mechanical,%20and%20Thermal%20Specification%20%5b280002-005%5d.pdf most of the pins are limited to 3mA, and a few can go upto 4 mA (see page 5-9)
Accessing GPIO's from userland
If proc-gpio is a module, add it to /etc/modules or do a modprobe proc-gpio.
A number of files exist under /proc/gpio, one for each GPIO on the PXA processor.
If you cat one of these files, you get, eg:
# cat /proc/gpio/GPIO12 12 GPIO in set
That tells you — GPIO number, function (either GPIO, AF 1, AF 2, or AF 3), in|out, set|clear.
You can change any of those values, by writing to the file, eg:
# echo "AF1 out" > /proc/gpio/GPIO12
This sets GPIO12 to AF1, out mode. (In the case of GPIO12, the PXA defines this function as putting out the 32kHz clock signal.) this is currently case-sensitive
If you have the GPIO set to an output, and GPIO mode, you can set or clear the signal:
# echo "GPIO out set" > /proc/gpio/GPIO12 # echo "GPIO out clear" > /proc/gpio/GPIO12
The alternative functions are described in the PXA255 Developer's Manual (link should be found in the Featured links-box) section 4.1.2.
Related pages on the old wiki: