The EFM32 Happy Gecko Starter Kit EFM32HG-SLSTK3400A contains a MCU from the EFM32HG family built on ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor with excellent low power capabilities.
- Advanced Energy Monitoring system for precise current tracking
- Real-time energy and power profiling
- ARM Cortex M0+ with 64 kB Flash and 8 kB RAM
- 128 X 128 pixel Memory LCD
- 2 user buttons, 2 user LEDs and 2 touch buttons
- 20 pin expansion header
- Silicon Labs Si7021 Relative Humidity/Temperature sensor
- USB device interface
- Integrated SEGGER J-Link USB debugger/emulator with debug out functionality
See these documents for more information
- EFM32HG Website
- EFM32HG Datasheet
- EFM32HG Reference Manual
- EFM32HG-SLSTK3400A Website
- EFM32HG-SLSTK3400A User Guide
- EFM32HG-SLSTK3400A Schematics
The efm32hg_slstk3400 board configuration supports the following hardware features:
|NVIC||on-chip||nested vector interrupt controller|
|USART||on-chip||serial port-polling; serial port-interrupt|
The default configuration can be found in the defconfig file:
Other hardware features are currently not supported by the port.
Connections and IOs¶
The EFM32HG SoC has six GPIO controllers (PORTA to PORTF), but only three are currently enabled (PORTB, PORTE and PORTF) for the EFM32HG-SLSTK3400A board.
In the following table, the column Name contains Pin names. For example, PF4 means Pin number 4 on PORTF, as used in the board’s datasheets and manuals.
|PC9||GPIO||Push Button PB0|
|PC10||GPIO||Push Button PB1|
|PF7||GPIO||Board Controller Enable EFM_BC_EN|
|PF2||USART0_TX||USART Console EFM_BC_TX U0_TX #4|
|PA9||USART0_RX||USART Console EFM_BC_RX U0_RX #4|
The EFM32HG SoC is configured to use the 24 MHz external oscillator on the board.
The EFM32HG SoC has two USARTs, two UARTs and two Low Energy UARTs (LEUART). USART1 is connected to the board controller and is used for the console.
Programming and Debugging¶
Before using the kit the first time, you should update the J-Link firmware from J-Link-Downloads
The EFM32HG-SLSTK3400 includes an J-Link serial and debug adaptor built into the board. The adaptor provides:
- A USB connection to the host computer, which exposes a Mass Storage and a USB Serial Port.
- A Serial Flash device, which implements the USB flash disk file storage.
- A physical UART connection which is relayed over interface USB Serial port.
Flashing an application to EFM32-SLSTK3400A¶
The sample application Hello World is used for this example. Build the Zephyr kernel and application:
# On Linux/macOS cd $ZEPHYR_BASE/samples/hello_world mkdir build && cd build # On Windows cd %ZEPHYR_BASE%\samples\hello_world mkdir build & cd build # Use cmake to configure a Ninja-based build system: cmake -GNinja -DBOARD=efm32hg_slstk3400a .. # Now run ninja on the generated build system: ninja
Connect the EFM32HG-SLSTK3400A to your host computer using the USB port and
you should see a USB connection that exposes a mass storage device (STK3400)
and a USB Serial Port. Copy the generated
zephyr.bin in the STK3400 drive.
Open a serial terminal (minicom, putty, etc.) with the following settings:
- Speed: 115200
- Data: 8 bits
- Parity: None
- Stop bits: 1
Reset the board and you will see this message written to the serial port:
Hello World! arm