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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/6] ARM: dts: dra7-evm: Make VDDA_1V8_PHY supply always on
* Roger Quadros <rogerq@ti.com> [140707 01:36]:
> Hi Tony,
>
> On 07/07/2014 11:29 AM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> > * Roger Quadros <rogerq@ti.com> [140704 02:57]:
> >> After clarification from the hardware team it was found that
> >> this 1.8V PHY supply can't be switched OFF when SoC is Active.
> >>
> >> Since the PHY IPs don't contain isolation logic built in the design to
> >> allow the power rail to be switched off, there is a very high risk
> >> of IP reliability and additional leakage paths which can result in
> >> additional power consumption.
> >>
> >> The only scenario where this rail can be switched off is part of Power on
> >> reset sequencing, but it needs to be kept always-on during operation.
> >>
> >> This patch is required for proper functionality of USB, SATA
> >> and PCIe on DRA7-evm.
> >>
> >> CC: Rajendra Nayak <rnayak@ti.com>
> >> CC: Tero Kristo <t-kristo@ti.com>
> >> Signed-off-by: Roger Quadros <rogerq@ti.com>
> >
> > Best that you queue this with the series:
>
> This patch doesn't have any dependency with the others and we're not even sure if
> this series will hit 3.16.
>
> But this 1V8 regulator _is_ required for normal operation of the SoC, whether the
> PHYs are in use or not.
>
> Can you please queue just this patch for SoC fixes for 3.16? Thanks.

OK will do.

Regards,

Tony


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