ST STM32F412G Discovery

Overview

The STM32F412 Discovery kit features an ARM Cortex-M4 based STM32F412ZG MCU with a wide range of connectivity support and configurations Here are some highlights of the STM32F412G-DISCO board:

  • STM32F412ZGT6 microcontroller featuring 1 Mbyte of Flash memory and 256 Kbytes of RAM in an LQFP144 package

  • On-board ST-LINK/V2-1 SWD debugger supporting USB re-enumeration capability:

    • USB virtual COM port
    • mass storage
    • debug port
  • 1.54 inch 240x240 pixel TFT color LCD with parallel interface and capacitive touchscreen

  • I2S Audio CODEC, with a stereo headset jack, including analog microphone input and a loudspeaker output

  • Stereo digital MEMS microphones

  • MicroSD card connector extension

  • I2C extension connector

  • 128 Mbit Quad-SPI Nor Flash

  • Reset button and Joystick

  • Four color user LEDs.

  • USB OTG FS with Micro-AB connector

  • Four power supply options:

    • ST-LINK/V2-1 USB connector
    • User USB FS connector
    • VIN from Arduino* connectors
      • 5 V from Arduino* connectors
  • Two power supplies for MCU: 2.0 V and 3.3 V

  • Compatible with Arduino(tm) Uno revision 3 connectors

  • Extension connector for direct access to various features of STM32F412ZGT6 MCU

  • Comprehensive free software including a variety of examples, part of STM32Cube package

STM32F412G-DISCO

More information about the board can be found at the 32F412GDISCOVERY website.

Hardware

STM32F469I-DISCO Discovery kit provides the following hardware components:

  • STM32F412ZGT6 in LQFP144 package
  • ARM® 32-bit Cortex® -M4 CPU with FPU
  • 100 MHz max CPU frequency
  • VDD from 1.7 V to 3.6 V
  • 1 MB Flash
  • 256 KB SRAM
  • GPIO with external interrupt capability
  • LCD parallel interface, 8080/6800 modes
  • 1x12-bit ADC with 16 channels
  • RTC
  • Advanced-control Timer
  • General Purpose Timers (12)
  • Watchdog Timers (2)
  • USART/UART (4)
  • I2C (4)
  • SPI (5)
  • SDIO
  • 2xCAN
  • CRC calculation unit
  • True random number generator
  • DMA Controller
More information about STM32F412ZG can be found here:

Supported Features

The Zephyr stm32f412g_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

Other hardware features are not yet supported on Zephyr porting.

The default configuration can be found in the defconfig file:

boards/arm/stm32f412g_disco/stm32f412g_disco_defconfig

Pin Mapping

STM32F412G-DISCO Discovery kit has 8 GPIO controllers. These controllers are responsible for pin muxing, input/output, pull-up, etc.

For mode details please refer to 32F412GDISCOVERY board User Manual.

Default Zephyr Peripheral Mapping:

  • UART_2_TX : PA2
  • UART_2_RX : PA3
  • LD1 : PE0
  • LD2 : PE1
  • LD3 : PE2
  • LD4 : PE3

System Clock

STM32F412G-DISCO System Clock could be driven by internal or external oscillator, as well as main PLL clock. By default System clock is driven by PLL clock at 100MHz, driven internal oscillator.

Serial Port

The STM32F412G Discovery kit has up to 4 UARTs. The Zephyr console output is assigned to UART2. Default settings are 115200 8N1.

Programming and Debugging

Applications for the stm32f412g_disco board configuration can be built and flashed in the usual way (see Build an Application and Run an Application for more details).

Flashing

STM32F412G-DISCO Discovery kit includes an ST-LINK/V2 embedded debug tool interface. This interface is supported by the openocd version included in Zephyr SDK.

Flashing an application to STM32F412G-DISCO

Connect the STM32F412G-DISCO Discovery kit to your host computer using the USB port, then run a serial host program to connect with your board:

$ minicom -D /dev/ttyACM0

Then build and flash an application. Here is an example for the Hello World application.

Using west:

# From the root of the zephyr repository
west build -b stm32f412g_disco samples/hello_world
west flash

Using CMake and ninja:

# From the root of the zephyr repository
# Use cmake to configure a Ninja-based buildsystem:
cmake -B build -GNinja -DBOARD=stm32f412g_disco samples/hello_world

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

You should see the following message on the console:

Hello World! arm

Debugging

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 -B build -GNinja -DBOARD=stm32f412g_disco samples/hello_world

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