Linux Driver for LM87 LM87SW-LINUX (ACTIVE)

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The Linux driver supports the LM87 System Hardware Monitor. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and interfaces with the Hardware Monitoring sub-system.


Linux Mainline Status

Available in Linux Main line: Yes
Available through N/A

Supported Devices:

  • lm87


Linux Source Files

The files associated with this device are:

  1. drivers/hwmon/lm87.c
  2. Documentation/hwmon/lm87

Source Files


Other Files



Enabling Driver Support

Configure kernel with "make menuconfig" (alternatively use "make xconfig" or
"make nconfig")

Menuconfig Location

Symbol: SENSORS_LM87 [=y]
Type  : tristate
Prompt: National Semiconductor LM87 and compatibles
    -> Device Drivers
      -> Hardware Monitoring support (HWMON [=y])
  Defined at drivers/hwmon/Kconfig:1006
  Depends on: HWMON [=y] && I2C [=y]
  Selects: HWMON_VID [=y]

Fixes and Code Enhancements


If there are fixes and or code enhancements that need to be added to this
driver please either

1. Send the patches to the relevant Linux Kernel community as listed in the maintainers file located: Here


2.  Contact your TI representative.


TI Devices (1)

Part Number Name Product Family
LM87  2 remote and 1 local temp sensor, fan control, hardware and 8 power supply voltage monitors  Temperature sensors 

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