To enter in standby mode for 5 sec type:
sudo rtcwake -m standby -s 5
In this condition the RoadRunner draws only between 4.5 to 5.5 mA @ 3.3V.
PM: suspend entry (shallow) PM: Syncing filesystems ... done. Freezing user space processes ... (elapsed 0.003 seconds) done. OOM killer disabled. Freezing remaining freezable tasks ... (elapsed 0.001 seconds) done. Suspending console(s) (use no_console_suspend to debug)
after 5 sec
Restarting tasks ... done. PM: suspend exit Time to awake the RoadRunner: 159ms
To enter in Suspend To RAM mode for 5 sec type:
sudo mem2io -w -i fc040018,300 sudo rtcwake -m mem -s 5
In this condition the RoadRunner draws only between 2.8 to 3.8 mA @ 3.3V.
rtcwake: wakeup from "mem" using /dev/rtc0 at Sun Jan 1 04:30:54 2012 PM: suspend entry (deep) PM: Syncing filesystems ... done. Freezing user space processes ... (elapsed 0.001 seconds) done. OOM killer disabled. Freezing remaining freezable tasks ... (elapsed 0.001 seconds) done. Suspending console(s) (use no_console_suspend to debug)
after 5 sec:
RomBOOT usb usb2: root hub lost power or was reset usb usb1: root hub lost power or was reset atmel_usart f8020000.serial: using dma0chan5 for rx DMA transfers atmel_usart f8020000.serial: using dma0chan6 for tx DMA transfers OOM killer enabled. Restarting tasks ... done. PM: suspend exit
The RoadRunner1.1 power consumption when in Suspend to RAM state is around 3mA @ 3.3V that corresponds to 2.4mA @ 5V when using the suggested BertaD2 V1.1 power regulator: Texas TPS62740 in the schematic configuration suggested in our Berta_D2.
The Suspend To Ram state puts the DDR3 RAM in autorefresh mode so to maintain the complete memory state and stores the Linux internal state in order to let it "continue" from the point where it has been suspended. After that the CPU is put in shutdown mode the CPU power regulator onboard the RoadRunner is disabled completely. Also all the hardware attached to the 3.3V output of the RoadRunner will be switched off as well as the microSD power.
In order to exit from the Suspend To Ram state (after 5s in our example or at any time grounding the WKUP line) the circuitry in the backup
area of the CPU SAMA5D27 will raise the shutdown line restarting the CPU. However when the bootloader
is loaded in memory it will find that the previous state was a Suspend To Ram so
it will jump directly in a particular location of the main DDR3 RAM memory and
Linux will continue from that point instead of cold booting.
The time interval needed for reloading the bootloader and present the Linux prompt is around
1.5 s only, in this way.
To be able to support this capability, also the bootloader at91bootstrap needs to be involved. From the 3.8.8 release of at91bootstrap the Suspend To RAM capability is already supported:
You need to enable the option Backup Mode in at91bootstrap configuration in order
to enable the suspend to ram capability of the bootloader.
In order to restart the board at a predefined time after the shutdown you can issue the following command immediately
Restart the board after 30 sec:
sudo sh -c "echo '+30' > /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm" sudo poweroff
At any time you can exit from Suspend To RAM state and Poweroff state connecting briefly the WKUP pin to GND on the RoadRunner.
Consider that a simple power cycle is not able to reboot the board if it has been put in Power Down mode with the "poweroff" or "shutdown -h now" commands. You need to connect the WKUP pin to GND to do that.
To shutdown the board and be able to reboot again with a power cycle you need to use the "halt" or the "shutdown -H now" commands (note the capital "H").
To disable the onboard BertaD2 power regulator when in poweroff you need to put the jumper J1 of the BertaD2 in SHDN position, but only when the Supercap is fully charged to guarantee the startup of the board. (on BertaD2 v1.2 this issue has been corrected and you can boot with the jumper J1 in the SHDN position even if the supercap is discharged).