The AUDIO Overlay

Installing compatibility layer on your BBAI

Prior to this, if you want to install the CCL on a xenomai patched kernel, I suggest you follow Installing Xenomai Kernel and Libraries (only the first step should suffice in most cases) ie.

sudo /opt/scripts/tools/ --ti-xenomai-channel --lts-4_19
  • Create a backup of the original DTB.
    sudo cp /boot/dtbs/4.19.94-ti-xenomai-r64/am5729-beagleboneai.dtb am5729-beagleboneai.dtb.backup
  • Installing the compatibility layer
    1. Clone the repository git clone
    2. Change directory, cd BeagleBoard-DeviceTrees
    3. Compile code, make
    4. Install the dtb file on your board sudo cp src/arm/am5729-beagleboneai.dtb /boot/dtbs/4.19.94-ti-xenomai-r64/.
    5. Reboot your board, sudo reboot.
  • Installing the DT overlay
    1. From the same base directory as above, Compile overlays using make.
    2. Install the BBAI-AUDI-02 DT overlay, sudo cp src/arm/BBAI-AUDI-02-00A0.dtbo /lib/firmware/.
  • Loading the overlay To load the overlays during boot you have to edit /boot/uEnv.txt.


Now reboot after this and if everything goes right, then the commands below should give similar outputs:

debian@beaglebone:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: AudioCapeAI [AudioCapeAI], device 0: davinci-mcasp.0-tlv320aic3x-hifi tlv320aic3x-hifi-0 [davinci-mcasp.0-tlv320aic3x-hifi tlv320aic3x-hifi-0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 1: H58040000encode [HDMI 58040000.encoder], device 0: HDMI 58040000.encoder snd-soc-dummy-dai-0 [HDMI 58040000.encoder snd-soc-dummy-dai-0]
      Subdevices: 1/1
        Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

and if you play some audio file you would be able to hear the output at J4_output pins of the BELA Cape.