ST Nucleo L053R8


The STM32 Nucleo-64 development board with STM32L053R8 MCU, supports Arduino and ST morpho connectivity.

The STM32 Nucleo board provides an affordable, and flexible way for users to try out new concepts, and build prototypes with the STM32 microcontroller, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption, and features.

The Arduino* Uno V3 connectivity support and the ST morpho headers allow easy functionality expansion of the STM32 Nucleo open development platform with a wide choice of specialized shields.

The STM32 Nucleo board integrates the ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger and programmer.

The STM32 Nucleo board comes with the STM32 comprehensive software HAL library together with various packaged software examples.

Nucleo L053R8

More information about the board can be found at the Nucleo L053R8 website [1].


Nucleo L053R8 provides the following hardware components:

  • STM32 microcontroller in QFP64 package
  • Two types of extension resources:
    • Arduino* Uno V3 connectivity
    • ST morpho extension pin headers for full access to all STM32 I/Os
  • ARM* mbed*
  • On-board ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer with SWD connector:
    • Selection-mode switch to use the kit as a standalone ST-LINK/V2-1
  • Flexible board power supply:
    • USB VBUS or external source (3.3V, 5V, 7 - 12V)
    • Power management access point
  • Three LEDs:
    • USB communication (LD1), user LED (LD2), power LED (LD3)
  • Two push-buttons: USER and RESET
  • USB re-enumeration capability. Three different interfaces supported on USB:
    • Virtual COM port
    • Mass storage
    • Debug port
  • Support of wide choice of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) including:
    • IAR
    • ARM Keil
    • GCC-based IDEs

More information about STM32L053R8 can be found in the STM32L0x3 reference manual [2]

Supported Features

The Zephyr nucleo_l053r8 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
I2C on-chip i2c controller
SPI on-chip spi controller

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

The default configuration can be found in the defconfig file: boards/arm/nucleo_l053r8/nucleo_l053r8_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.

Board connectors:

Nucleo L053R8 connectors

Default Zephyr Peripheral Mapping:

  • UART_1 TX/RX : PB6/PB7
  • UART_2 TX/RX : PA2/PA3 (ST-Link Virtual Port Com)
  • I2C1 SCL/SDA : PB8/PB9 (Arduino I2C)
  • SPI1 SCK/MISO/MOSI : PA5/PA6/PA7 (Arduino SPI)
  • USER_PB : PC13
  • LD2 : PA5

For mode details please refer to STM32 Nucleo-64 board User Manual [3].

Programming and Debugging

Applications for the nucleo_l053r8 board configuration can be built and flashed in the usual way (see Build an Application and Run an Application for more details).


Nucleo L053R8 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 L053R8

Here is an example for the Blinky Application application.

Using west:

# From the root of the zephyr repository
west build -b nucleo_l053r8 samples/basic/blinky
west flash

Using CMake and ninja:

# From the root of the zephyr repository
# Use cmake to configure a Ninja-based buildsystem:
cmake -Bbuild -GNinja -DBOARD=nucleo_l053r8 samples/basic/blinky

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

You will see the LED blinking every second.


You can debug an application in the usual way. Here is an example for the Hello World application.

Using west:

# From the root of the zephyr repository
west debug

Using CMake and ninja:

# From the root of the zephyr repository
# If you already ran cmake with -Bbuild, you can skip this step and run ninja directly.
cmake -Bbuild -GNinja -DBOARD=nucleo_l053r8 samples/hello_world

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