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audiocs(7d) [bsd man page]

audiocs(7D)							      Devices							       audiocs(7D)

NAME
audiocs - Crystal Semiconductor 4231 Audio driver DESCRIPTION
The audiocs driver supports the Crystal Semiconductor 4231 Codec to implement the audio device interface. APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE
This interface is described in the audio(7I) and mixer(7I) man pages. Driver Versions Applications that open /dev/audio may use the AUDIO_GETDEV ioctl(2) to determine which audio device is being used. The audiocs driver will return the string SUNW,CS4231 in the name field of the audio_device structure. The version field contains a letter (defined in the table below) and the config field contains the string onboard1. Platform Ver. Out H. Phone Speaker In Mic CD SS-4/5 a Y Y Y Y Y Y Ultra-2 b Y Y Y Y Y N Ultra-450 f Y Y Y Y Y N Ultra-30/60/80 g Y Y Y Y Y N Ultra-5/10 h Y Y Y Y Y Y Key to the above table: Ver = Version. Out = Line Out. Speaker = Internal Speaker. In = Line In. Mic. = Microphone. CD = CD-ROM. The audiocs device provides support for the internal speaker, headphone, line out, line in, microphone, and on some platforms, internal CD- ROM audio in. The play.avail_ports and record.avail_ports fields retrieved by the AUDIO_GETINFO ioctl (see audio(7I)) report which ports are available. The play.mod_ports and record.mod_ports fields indicate which ports may be manipulated. Audio Mixer Mode The configuration file /kernel/drv/audiocs.conf is used to configure the audiocs driver so that the audio mixer is enabled or disabled. See the mixer(7I) manual page for details. The audio mixer's mode may be changed at any time using the mixerctl(1) or sdtaudiocontrol(1) appli- cations. Audio Data Formats The audiocs device supports 8-bit u-law and A-law, 8-bit and 16-bit linear encodings in mono and stereo. With the mixer enabled, a continu- ous range of sample rates from 5510 to 48000 Hz is supported. With the mixer disabled, the following sample rates are supported: 5510, 6620, 8000, 9600, 11025, 16000, 18900, 22050, 27420, 32000, 33075, 37800, 4410, and 48000 Hz. When the audio mixer is disabled and the device is open for simultaneous play and record, the input and output data formats must match. Sample Granularity At any given time the reported input and output sample counts will vary from the actual sample count by no more than the size of the buf- fers the audiocs driver is transferring. In general, programs should not rely on the absolute accuracy of the play.samples and record.sam- ples fields of the audio_info structure. Interrupt Rate The driver determines how often play and record interrupts should occur. For playing audio, this determines how often and how much audio is requested from the audio mixer. The impact of interrupts on recording is minimal. However, if a very small read buffer size is set, the record interrupt rate should be increased to prevent the buffer from overflowing. The play and record interrupt rates are tunable in the /kernel/drv/audiocs.conf file. Audio Status Change Notification As described in the audio(7I) and mixer(7I) man pages, it is possible to request asynchronous notification of changes in the state of an audio device. ERRORS
audiocs errors are described in the audio(7I) man pages. FILES
/dev/audio Symbolic link to the system's primary audio device. (not necessarily an audiocs audio device). /dev/audioctl Control device for the above audio device. /dev/sound/0 Represents the first audio device on the system. (not necessarily an audiocs audio device). /dev/sound/0ctl Audio control for above device. /usr/share/audio/samples Audio sample files. /kernel/drv/sparcv9/audiocs 64-bit audiocs driver. /kernel/drv/audiocs.conf Audiocs driver configuration file. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+--------------------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+--------------------------------------+ |Architecture |SPARC | +--------------------+--------------------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWaudd, SUNWauda | +--------------------+--------------------------------------+ |Stability level |Evolving | +--------------------+--------------------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mixerctl(1), sdtaudiocontrol(1), ioctl(2), attributes(5), audio(7I), mixer(7I), streamio(7I) Crystal Semiconductor, Inc. CS4231 Data Sheet http://www.sun.com/io DIAGNOSTICS
In addition to being logged, the following messages may appear on the system console: attach () play interrupt rate set too low. The play interrupt rate specified in audiocs.conf is set too low. It is being reset to the rate specified in the message. Update audiocs.conf to a higher play interrupt rate. attach() play interrupt rate set too high. The play interrupt rate specified in audiocs.conf is set too high. It is being reset to the rate specified in the message. Update audiocs.conf to a lower play interrupt rate. attach() record interrupt rate set too low. The record interrupt rate specified in audiocs.conf is set too low. It is being reset to the rate specified in the message. Update audiocs.conf to a higher record interrupt rate. attach() record interrupt rate set too high The record interrupt rate specified in audiocs.conf is set too high. It is being reset to the rate specified in the message. Update audiocs.conf to a lower record interrupt rate. SunOS 5.10 4 May 2004 audiocs(7D)

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