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From: Alexander Dahl <>
Cc: Pavel Machek <>, Luca Weiss <>
Subject: Re: Multicolor leds-gpio
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:52:33 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2050851.IQFrM7rjFq@ada> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hei hei,

Am Donnerstag, 6. August 2020, 00:05:47 CEST schrieb Pavel Machek:
> > would it be possible to make the leds-gpio driver compatible with the new
> > multicolor framework for a light that's composed of 3 leds (red, green,
> > blue) and where each led is controlled via a gpio (so it can produce 8
> > different colors)? As far as I can tell leds-gpio is too generic to
> > support that but please correct me if I'm wrong. What's the way forward
> > here for this use case? The same probably also applies to leds-pwm.
> For pwm it definitely makes sense.

I think it also makes sense for plain GPIO, I asked the same thing last year 

> For gpio... well, I'm not sure you'll get useful colors that way. You
> can probably still do multicolor, yes.

Let's assume a typical RGB LED, like the one on the SAMA5D27-SOM1-EK board, 
you would roughly get those colors:

- R: red
- G: green
- B: blue
- R + G: yellow
- R + B: magenta
- G + B: cyan
- R + G + B: white

I count more than twice the colors as with the simple leds-gpio approach only. 


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-06 17:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-05 21:56 Multicolor leds-gpio Luca Weiss
2020-08-05 22:05 ` Pavel Machek
2020-08-06 10:52   ` Alexander Dahl [this message]
2020-08-06 19:24     ` Pavel Machek

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