STM32373C-EVAL

Overview

The STM32373C-EVAL evaluation board is designed as a complete demonstration and development platform for STMicroelectronics ARM Cortex-M4 core-based STM32F373VCT6 microcontroller.

The full range of hardware features on the board can help the user evaluate all peripherals (USB FS, USART, audio DAC, microphone ADC, dot-matrix LCD, IrDA, LDR, MicroSD card, HDMI CEC, ECG, pressure sensor, CAN, IR transmitter and receiver, EEPROM, touch slider, temperature sensor, etc.) and develop their own applications.

Extension headers make it possible to easily connect a daughter board or wrapping board for a specific application.

STM32373C-EVAL

More information about the board can be found at the STM32373C-EVAL website [1].

Hardware

STM32373C-EVAL provides the following hardware components:

  • STM32F373VCT6 microcontroller
  • Four 5 V power supply options:
    • Power jack
    • ST-LINK/V2 USB connector
    • User USB connector
    • Daughter board
  • Audio jack connected to I2 S DAC
  • Microphone connected to ADC through an amplifier
  • 2-GByte (or more) MicroSD card on SPI
  • Three components on I2 C bus: temperature sensor, EEPROM and dual interface RF EEPROM
  • RS-232 communication configurable for communication of Flash loader
  • IrDA transceiver
  • 240x320 TFT color LCD connected to SPI interface
  • Joystick with 4-direction control and selector
  • Reset, Wakeup or Tamper, and Key buttons
  • 4 color user LEDs
  • 2 LEDs for MCU power range indicator
  • ECG, pressure sensor and PT100 temperature sensor connected to the 16-bit Sigma Delta ADC of STM32F373VCT6
  • Extension connectors for daughter board or wrapping board
  • MCU voltage: 3.3 V or adjustable 2.0 V - 3.6 V
  • USB FS connector
  • Touch slider
  • RTC with backup battery
  • CAN 2.0 A/B compliant connection
  • Light dependent resistor (LDR)
  • Two HDMI connectors with DDC and CEC
  • IR transmitter and receiver
  • Two ADC & DAC input and output signal connectors and one Sigma Delta ADC input signal connector
  • Potentiometer
  • JTAG/SWD and ETM trace debug support
  • Embedded ST-LINK/V2
More information about STM32F373VCT6 can be found here:

Supported Features

The Zephyr stm32373c_eval 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
WATCHDOG 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/stm32373c_eval/stm32373c_eval_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:

STM32373C_EVAL connectors

Default Zephyr Peripheral Mapping:

  • UART_2_TX : PD5
  • UART_2_RX : PD6
  • USER_PB : PA2
  • LED2 : PC1

Programming and Debugging

Applications for the stm32373c_eval board configuration can be built and flashed in the usual way (see Build an Application and Run an Application for more details).

Flashing

STM32373C-EVAL board includes an ST-LINK/V2-1 embedded debug tool interface. At power-on, the board is in firmware-upgrade mode (also called DFU for “Device Firmware Upgrade”), allowing the firmware to be updated through the USB. This interface is supported by the openocd version included in Zephyr SDK.

Flashing an application to STM32373C-EVAL

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=stm32373c_eval ..

# 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=stm32373c_eval ..

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