DS3131 Initialization Steps


This application note provides the initialization sequence to configure the Dallas Semiconductor DS3131 40-port, unchannelized, bit-synchronous HDLC controller.


By design, upon power-up the DS3131 will not take control of the PCI bus. All the physical ports will send all ones (not the HDLC idle code) and, therefore, the DS3131 will be idle upon power-up. On the other hand, the DS3131 uses RAM base memory, direct and indirect, to store the states of the internal state machines. Because there are many very complex state machines and interworking functional blocks of DS3131, upon power-up all the internal registers must be initialized to a known state before any data packets can be transmitted and received.

It is recommended that user follow this initialization sequence before sending packetized data.

Table 1.

Initialization Step Comments
1) System reset System reset can be invoked by either hardware action through the PRST* signal or software action through the RST control bit in the Master Reset and ID register. All configuration registers are set to zero (0000h) by system reset.
2) Configure Local Bus Bridge Mode Control (LBBMC) register Please note that this register is not affected by the software-invoked system reset. It will be forced to all zeros only by the hardware reset.
3) Configure PCI This is achieved by asserting the PIDSEL signal.
4) Disable Transmit & Receive DMA for each channel Make sure the DMA is off on both Transmit and Receive side through the Channel Enable bit in the Transmit and Receive RAM.
5) Configure Receive DMA Program the Receive DMA Configuration RAM.
6) Configure Receive FIFO Program the Receive FIFO Registers.
7) Configure Receive Layer 1 Program the Receive Port Registers (RP[n]CR).
8) Configure Transmit DMA Program the Transmit DMA Configuration RAM.
9) Configure Transmit FIFO Program the Transmit FIFO Registers.
10) Configure Transmit Layer 2 Program the Transmit HDLC Port Control Registers (TH[n]CR).
11) Configure Transmit Layer 1 Program the Transmit Port Registers (TP[n]CR).
12) Configure Receive Layer 2 Program the Receive HDLC Port Control Registers (RH[n]CR).
13) Enable Receive DMA for each channel Set the Channel Enable bit in the Receive DMA Configuration RAM for the channels will use.
14) Enable Transmit DMA for each channel Set the Channel Enable bit in the Transmit DMA Configuration RAM for the channels will use.
15) Configure Interrupts Optional.
16) Configure Master Control Register Set the RDE and TDE control bits in the Master Configuration (MC) register.

Note: It is recommended that a "hardware Reset" be applied to the DS3131 upon power-up.
* Active-low signal.