11. RTC

11.1. Introduction

AIO-3588Q development BOARD uses HYM8563 as RTC(Real Time Clock), HYM8563 is a low power CMOS real-time Clock/calendar chip, it provides a programmable Clock output, an interrupt Output and a power down detector, all addresses and data are passed serially through the I2C bus interface.The maximum bus speed is 400Kbits/s, after each read and write data, the embedded word address register will automatically increment

  • Timing can be based on 32.768kHz crystals in seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, days, months and years

  • Wide working voltage range :1.0~5.5V

  • Low resting current: Typical 0.25μA(VDD =3.0V, TA =25°C)

  • Internal integrated oscillating capacitor

  • drain open circuit interrupt pin

11.2. Driver RTC

The dts configuration reference in the Android SDK: kernel-5.10/arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3588-diff.dtsi and kernel-5.10/arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3588-firefly-aio-3588q.dtsi

&i2c6 {
    status = "okay";
    pinctrl-names = "default";
    pinctrl-0 = <&i2c6m0_xfer>;
    clock-frequency = <400000>;

    hym8563: hym8563@51 {
        compatible = "haoyu,hym8563";
        reg = <0x51>;
        #clock-cells = <0>;
        clock-frequency = <32768>;
        clock-output-names = "hym8563";
        pinctrl-names = "default";
        pinctrl-0 = <&hym8563_int>;
        interrupt-parent = <&gpio0>;
        interrupts = <RK_PB0 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_LOW>;
        status = "disabled";

Driver Reference: kernel-5.10/drivers/rtc/rtc-hym8563.c

11.3. Interface usage

Linux provides three user-space call interfaces. The corresponding path in the AIO-3588Q development board is:

  • SYSFS Interface : /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/

  • PROCFS Interface : /proc/driver/rtc

  • IOCTL Interface : /dev/rtc0

11.3.1. SYSFS Interface

You can directly use the interface below cat and echo operations /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/.

For example, check the date and time of the current RTC:

# cat /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/date
# cat /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/time

Set the startup time, such as starting up after 120 seconds:

#Start the machine regularly after 120 seconds
echo +120 >  /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm
# View boot time
cat /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm
#To turn it off
reboot -p

11.3.2. PROCFS Interface

Print RTC related information:

# cat /proc/driver/rtc
rtc_time        : 06:53:50
rtc_date        : 2022-06-21
alrm_time       : 06:55:05
alrm_date       : 2022-06-21
alarm_IRQ       : yes
alrm_pending    : no
update IRQ enabled      : no
periodic IRQ enabled    : no
periodic IRQ frequency  : 1
max user IRQ frequency  : 64
24hr            : yes

11.3.3. IOCTL Interface

You can use ioctl to control /dev/rtc0.

Please refer to the document rtc.txt for detailed instructions.

11.4. FAQs

11.4.1. Q1: The time is out of sync after the development board is powered on ?

A1 : Check that the RTC battery is properly connected