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Gadget Audio

Gadget Audio implements the USB Audio class, appearing to the host as a soundcard.It receives the PCM stream from host,i.e, a PC, over usb and sends it to the audio codec on board to playback it.Also,it can perform the inverse job for record.

Source file drivers/usb/gadget/audio.c

Kernel config of Audio Gadget

Before enabling this feature,make sure that audio codec works well on your board.

[Linux Kernel Configuration] -→ [Device Drivers] -→ [USB support] -→ [USB Gadget Support]
<M> Support for USB Gadgets 
<M>     Audio Gadget (EXPERIMENTAL) 

Use BF527-EZKIT as a soundcard for linux Host

Here the CPU is BF527C, with a built-in audio codec named SSM2602. After system booting up, SSM2602 can be seen as follows:

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.20.                        
No device for DAI SSM2602                                                       
dma rx:3 tx:4, err irq:15, regs:ffc00800                                        
ssm2602 Audio Codec 0.1                                                         
asoc: SSM2602 <-> bf5xx-i2s mapping ok                                          
ALSA device list:                                                               
  #0: bf5xx_ssm2602 (SSM2602)

On target side,You must load the gadget audio driver.

root:/> modprobe g_audio

If every thing is OK,then messages like follows will show up.

g_audio gadget: Hardware params: access 3, format 2, channels 2, rate 48000     
g_audio gadget: audio_buf_size 48000, req_buf_size 200, req_count 256           
g_audio gadget: Linux USB Audio Gadget, version: Dec 18, 2008                   
g_audio gadget: g_audio ready                                                   
root:/> g_audio gadget: high speed config #1: Linux USB Audio Gadget

On the PC side:

cliff@debiancliff:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0xdfdfc000 irq 16
 1 [Gadget         ]: USB-Audio - Linux USB Audio Gadget
                      Linux with musb_h Linux USB Audio Gadget at usb
here,audio gadget device is shown up as sound card 1.

Test Audio Gadget

playback music with audio gadget device(soundcard 1 as above)

cliff@debiancliff:~$ aplay -D plug:hw:1 a.wav
Playing WAVE 'a.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 22050 Hz, Stereo