I am reusing a PCB card with EFM32GG on it and I have a GPIO input on which I will send UART data coming from a PC UART TX source.
I am using this GPIO instead of an integrated EFM32 UART RX pin because I don't have other alternative.
If I had basic microcontroller I would need to use GPIO as input here to sample it and write a SW UART receiver to decode the bytes PC sent over a basic UART wire .... but maybe we could be smarter with an EFM32 ...
So I read the PRS examples and PRS chapter in EFM32GG spec.
It seems we can connect any of the GPIO x input to one of PRS channels as a "producer" and then use the selected PRS channel to UART RX line as "consumer", in level mode (not edge detection mode)
So my question is :
==> Is it really possible to use this PRS configuration and then use the connected LEUART RX to operate in a real UART receiver using connection from GPIO x input ?
Thanks to PRS connection, the goal for me is to avoid writing a SW UART receiver ....
So to sum up what would be my PRS config for this scenario with LEUART0:
PRS0 channel for example, EDSEL=0 (level mode),
SOURCESEL = GPIOL
SIGSEL = GPIOPIN5 (for PC 5 used as GPIO input in my case),
Then in GPIO regs, enable INSENSE PRS and in EXTIPSELL register, EXTIPSEL5 programmed on PORT C 5
Then in LEUART0 config, I program to use PRS RX input on PRS CH0 as LEUART RX input
It is possible and your summary is correct.
Thanks for confirmation, hence I will have a try ...