Kernel driver vexpress

Supported systems:

Author: Pawel Moll


Versatile Express platform ( is a reference & prototyping system for ARM Ltd. processors. It can be set up from a wide range of boards, each of them containing (apart of the main chip/FPGA) a number of microcontrollers responsible for platform configuration and control. Theses microcontrollers can also monitor the board and its environment by a number of internal and external sensors, providing information about power lines voltages and currents, board temperature and power usage. Some of them also calculate consumed energy and provide a cumulative use counter.

The configuration devices are _not_ memory mapped and must be accessed via a custom interface, abstracted by the “vexpress_config” API.

As these devices are non-discoverable, they must be described in a Device Tree passed to the kernel. Details of the DT binding for them can be found in Documentation/devicetree/bindings/hwmon/vexpress.txt.