We are trying to integrate a bluetooth module over i2s & hci uart with apalis imx6q. We are able to get linux to pair and connect to a bluetooth enabled speaker. We are also able to transfer data using bluetooth over hci uart to a smart phone.
However we are unable to play audio over i2s. The i2s lines do not show any activity while the audio is being played. There are no errors displayed. The linux commands we used are
root@apalis-imx6:~# hciattach /dev/ttymxc1 texas Found a Texas Instruments' chip! Firmware file : /lib/firmware/ti-connectivity/TIInit_6.7.16.bts Loaded BTS script version 1 texas: changing baud rate to 115200, flow control to 1 [ 1582.117152] Bluetooth: HCI UART driver ver 2.2 [ 1582.121638] Bluetooth: HCILL protocol initialized [ 1582.443282] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized [ 1582.448298] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized [ 1582.453543] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11 Device setup complete root@apalis-imx6:~# bluetoothctl -a [NEW] Controller B0:B4:48:6C:8F:43 apalis-imx6 [default] Agent registered [bluetooth]# default-agent on Default agent request successful [bluetooth]# scan on Discovery started [CHG] Controller B0:B4:48:6C:8F:43 Discovering: yes [NEW] Device 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 JBL Flip 2 [bluetooth]# pair 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 Attempting to pair with 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 [CHG] Device 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 Connected: yes [CHG] Device 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 UUIDs: 00001108-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb 0000110b-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb 0000110c-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb 0000110e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb 0000111e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb [CHG] Device 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 Paired: yes Pairing successful [CHG] Device 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 Connected: no [CHG] Device 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 RSSI: -55 [bluetooth]# connect 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 Attempting to connect to 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 [CHG] Device 0C:A6:94:81:8B:01 Connected: yes root@apalis-imx6:~# pacmd play-file /home/root/Dusty1-break1.wav 2 root@apalis-imx6:~#
There is no error at this point and there is no sound coming from the speaker. We have been able to play audio on the same speaker using a bluetooth module connected via USB lines. However our module is connected using I2S & hci lines.
Please find the hardware connections attached between imx6 and the bluetooth module via level translators.