Tuesday , 25 July 2017

Mastering STM32

A step-by-step and growing guide to the most complete ARM Cortex-M platform, using a free and powerful development environment based on Eclipse and GCC

Mastering STM32 is my personal "editorial project" that I undertook by chance. I have started covering topics about the STM32 platform on this blog, especially writing tutorials on how to setup a good tool-chain to develop applications. Since then, I realized that a blog is not sufficient to cover a so complex subject (too many E-Mails every day :-D), so I have decided to treat this and other topics in a more structured way.
The book is an in progress book published thanks to the wonderful platform LeanPub. LeanPub is a self-publishing platform that allows to continuously release updates of your book. Once a reader buy a book, he will receive every update freely forever. This allows authors to write a book without the stress of having to finish the work in time, and maybe look for a publisher.
The book covers these topics as May 2017:
  • Introduction to Cortex-M and STM32 microcontrollers.
  • How to setup a complete and working tool-chain to develop STM32 applications on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
  • How to use STM32CubeMX to generate application skeleton, and how to import it inside the tool-chain.
  • Introduction to OpenOCD and to the debugging of STM32 applications.
  • ARM semihosting.
  • GPIO management.
  • NVIC controller.
  • UART peripheral.
  • DMA controller.
  • STM32 clock tree and its configuration.
  • Basic, general purpose and advanced STM32 timers.
  • ADC peripheral.
  • DAC controller.
  • I2C bus and protocol.
  • SPI bus.
  • CRC peripheral.
  • IWDT and WWDT timers.
  • Power management.
  • The memory layout of an STM32 application and linker scripts.
  • Flash memory management and the role of the ART™ Accelerator.
  • The booting process in STM32 microcontrollers and how to write a custom bootloader.
  • FreeRTOS and the tickless low-power mode.
  • Advanced debugging techniques and how to use SEGGER tools to debug STM32 MCUs.
  • FAT Filesystem management.
  • Develop IoT applications with the W5500 Ethernet processor.
  • How to design a custom board using an STM32 MCU.

You can download the complete table of contents from here.

When finished, the book will also cover these topics:

  • RTC clock.

The book is addressed both to professionals and to fans of this platform, like hobbyists and students. The book examples are based on the sixteen Nucleo-64 boards from ST.

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The book uses the STM32 Nucleo as development board for book examples.
You can download a free and substantial preview of the book directly from the LeanPub website. The preview contains all the steps needed to setup the tool-chain.

Please, take note that for support requests about book topics, you can use the dedicated forum below.

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