ASoC updates in 3.4

Linux version 3.4 has been released. This was a very active release for ASoC in framework terms, in addition to the usual bug fixes and so on there were a large number of framework enhancements though most are fairly small or are laying the groundwork for more user visible features like dynamic PCM. Support for […]

ASoC updates in 3.1

Linus released version 3.1 of the kernel at Kernel Summit this morning. This has been another fairly quiet release for the framework with a few nice power optimizations, a range of driver enhancements and a fairly small set of new drivers. Lots of cleanups to the register cache code in preparation for moving the code to the […]

ASoC changes in 2.6.30

Linux 2.6.30 was released today. This has been a fairly quiet release from the ASoC point of view with no substantial API changes for drivers but there’s a few new interfaces which people may find helpful. Highlights include: A simple wrapper for the standard ALSA jack detection interface. This helps makes jacks a bit easier […]

DAPM power sequence optimisation

I recently implemented some enhancements to DAPM, the part of ASoC which minimizes the power consumption of the embedded audio subsystem by keeping any unused components powered off while avoiding audible artifacts as the power changes. Prior to these changes DAPM used to change the power for each component with an individual register write which […]