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Regulator Machine Driver Interface
The regulator machine driver interface is intended for board/machine specific
initialisation code to configure the regulator subsystem.
Consider the following machine :-
Regulator-1 -+-> Regulator-2 --> [Consumer A @ 1.8 - 2.0V]
+-> [Consumer B @ 3.3V]
The drivers for consumers A & B must be mapped to the correct regulator in
order to control their power supplies. This mapping can be achieved in machine
initialisation code by creating a struct regulator_consumer_supply for
each regulator.
struct regulator_consumer_supply {
const char *dev_name; /* consumer dev_name() */
const char *supply; /* consumer supply - e.g. "vcc" */
e.g. for the machine above
static struct regulator_consumer_supply regulator1_consumers[] = {
REGULATOR_SUPPLY("Vcc", "consumer B"),
static struct regulator_consumer_supply regulator2_consumers[] = {
REGULATOR_SUPPLY("Vcc", "consumer A"),
This maps Regulator-1 to the 'Vcc' supply for Consumer B and maps Regulator-2
to the 'Vcc' supply for Consumer A.
Constraints can now be registered by defining a struct regulator_init_data
for each regulator power domain. This structure also maps the consumers
to their supply regulators :-
static struct regulator_init_data regulator1_data = {
.constraints = {
.name = "Regulator-1",
.min_uV = 3300000,
.max_uV = 3300000,
.valid_modes_mask = REGULATOR_MODE_NORMAL,
.num_consumer_supplies = ARRAY_SIZE(regulator1_consumers),
.consumer_supplies = regulator1_consumers,
The name field should be set to something that is usefully descriptive
for the board for configuration of supplies for other regulators and
for use in logging and other diagnostic output. Normally the name
used for the supply rail in the schematic is a good choice. If no
name is provided then the subsystem will choose one.
Regulator-1 supplies power to Regulator-2. This relationship must be registered
with the core so that Regulator-1 is also enabled when Consumer A enables its
supply (Regulator-2). The supply regulator is set by the supply_regulator
field below and co:-
static struct regulator_init_data regulator2_data = {
.supply_regulator = "Regulator-1",
.constraints = {
.min_uV = 1800000,
.max_uV = 2000000,
.valid_modes_mask = REGULATOR_MODE_NORMAL,
.num_consumer_supplies = ARRAY_SIZE(regulator2_consumers),
.consumer_supplies = regulator2_consumers,
Finally the regulator devices must be registered in the usual manner.
static struct platform_device regulator_devices[] = {
.name = "regulator",
.id = DCDC_1,
.dev = {
.platform_data = &regulator1_data,
.name = "regulator",
.id = DCDC_2,
.dev = {
.platform_data = &regulator2_data,
/* register regulator 1 device */
/* register regulator 2 device */