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STM32 UART – Receive unknown size data using DMA and FreeRTOS

There are several situations where we need to use a UART/Serial interface to connect our microcontroller with an external device. However, a common issue is that in most of those cases we do not know in advance the size of the messages thus, our final application needs to use either per character interrupt or a more advanced way like DMAs. Each method has it’s own pros/cons. As you can...

HowTo: STM32 Custom Bootloader/Application

It is a common practice in embedded system these days to use a bootloader-application architecture. The following source code snippets will help you to build you own bootloader/application project providing the minimum code that is required to jump from one to the other. First we need to understand 2 simple things. Each binary will be placed in different sectors inside the Flash memory of our...

How to write data to the internal FLASH memory of an STM32

There is a common practice of today’s embedded systems to perform firmware upgrade using custom procedures in order to support different communication protocols during the data transfer such as (KWP2000 etc). For that reason the solid STM bootloader is not useful and the development should proceed by creating a custom bootloader that supports the requested functionalities as well as the...

STM32 DiscoF7 Simple CAN Frame Transmitter + GUI

This example contains a simple STM32CubeMX + Atollic project based on the STM32F7-Disco board which is able to transmit a CANbus Frame. On top of that the board has a really basic GUI with touchscreen capabilities to activate/deactivate the transmission and of course give a feedback of the procedure. You can freely use alter copy this project but keep in mind that it is a sample and not commented...

STM32 video player over network

This example presents a simple video streaming(PC) and video player(STM32F746 board). The video streaming solution is designed to be flexible with a simple “threading” architecture that allows customization. Due to the image processing limitations (missing JPEG decoder) of the STM32F746) which acts as a client, the server (linux PC) is responsible to decode the selected media files and transmit...

Cortex M atomic operations – Critical section

In concurrent programming, concurrent accesses to shared resources can lead to unexpected or erroneous behavior, so parts of the program where the shared resource is accessed are protected. This protected section is the critical section or critical region. It cannot be executed by more than one process. Typically, the critical section accesses a shared resource, such as a data structure, a...

STM32 Firmware Upgrade Through CANbus

Using the  the current project aims to update a board through CANbus. The workflow: The first board has a firmware loaded into the SD Card. At the beginning it requests to transmit the firmware through CANbus. If the second board accepts the request, then the firmware is transmitted through the CANBus to the SD Card of the client. After the completion of the firmware transfer process, the system...

STM32 Firmware Upgrade

Usually a firmware upgrade of the STM32FXXX boards are is not an easy task for customers. They have to plug the board and use several different tools to flash the memory. For that reason i have made a simple, effective and easy way to upgrade your firmware using an SD Card. The upgrade task is simple, just write your firmware in the first sector of the SD Card (use HxD application to perform this...

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