ST STM32F0DISCOVERY

Overview

The STM32F0 Discovery development board uses an STM32F051R8T6 MCU and integrates the ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger and programmer. It also comes with a comprehensive STM32 software HAL library and various packaged software examples.

STM32F0DISCOVERY

More information about the board can be found at the STM32F0DISCOVERY website [1].

Hardware

The STM32 Discovery board features:

  • STM32F051R8T6 microcontroller featuring 64 KB Flash memory, 8 KB RAM in an LQFP64 package

  • On-board ST-LINK/V2 with selection mode switch to use the kit as a standalone ST-LINK/V2 (with SWD connector for programming and debugging)

  • Board power supply: through USB bus or from an external 5 V supply voltage

  • External application power supply: 3 V and 5 V

  • Four LEDs:

    • LD1 (red) for 3.3 V power on
    • LD2 (red/green) for USB communication
    • LD3 (green) for PC9 output
    • LD4 (blue) for PC8 output
  • Two push buttons (user and reset)

  • Extension header for all LQFP64 I/Os for quick connection to prototyping board and easy probing

  • An additional board is provided which can be connected to the extension connector for even easier prototyping and probing.

  • Comprehensive free software including a variety of examples, part of STM32CubeF0 package or STSW-STM32049 for legacy Standard Libraries usage

More information about STM32F051R8 can be found in the STM32F0x8 reference manual [2].

Supported Features

The Zephyr stm32f0_disco board configuration supports the following hardware features:

Interface Controller Driver/Component
NVIC on-chip nested vector interrupt controller
UART on-chip serial port-polling; serial port-interrupt
PINMUX on-chip pinmux
GPIO on-chip gpio
CLOCK on-chip reset and clock control
FLASH on-chip flash memory
IWDG on-chip independent watchdog

Other hardware features are not yet supported in this Zephyr port.

The default configuration can be found in the defconfig file: boards/arm/stm32f0_disco/stm32f0_disco_defconfig

Connections and IOs

Each of the GPIO pins can be configured by software as output (push-pull or open-drain), as input (with or without pull-up or pull-down), or as peripheral alternate function. Most of the GPIO pins are shared with digital or analog alternate functions. All GPIOs are high current capable except for analog inputs.

Default Zephyr Peripheral Mapping:

  • UART_1_TX : PA9
  • UART_1_RX : PA10
  • UART_2_TX : PA2
  • UART_2_RX : PA3

For mode details please refer to STM32F0DISCOVERY board User Manual [3].

Programming and Debugging

Applications for the stm32f0_disco board configuration can be built and flashed in the usual way (see Build an Application and Run an Application for more details).

Flashing

STM32F0DISCOVERY board includes an ST-LINK/V2-1 embedded debug tool interface. This interface is supported by the openocd version included in the Zephyr SDK.

Flashing an application to Nucleo F030R8

Here is an example for the Blinky Application application.

# On Linux/macOS
cd $ZEPHYR_BASE/samples/basic/blinky
mkdir build && cd build

# On Windows
cd %ZEPHYR_BASE%\samples\basic\blinky
mkdir build & cd build

# Use cmake to configure a Ninja-based build system:
cmake -GNinja -DBOARD=stm32f0_disco ..

# Now run ninja on the generated build system:
ninja
ninja flash

You will see the LED blinking every second.

Debugging

You can debug an application in the usual way. Here is an example for the Blinky Application application.

# On Linux/macOS
cd $ZEPHYR_BASE/samples/basic/blinky
# If you already made a build directory (build) and ran cmake, just 'cd build' instead.
mkdir build && cd build

# On Windows
cd %ZEPHYR_BASE%\samples\basic\blinky
# If you already made a build directory (build) and ran cmake, just 'cd build' instead.
mkdir build & cd build

# Use cmake to configure a Ninja-based build system:
cmake -GNinja -DBOARD=stm32f0_disco ..

# Now run ninja on the generated build system:
ninja debug