IDE for STM32F107VCT6 MCU

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by asi123, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. asi123

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    Hey,

    I'm kind of new to this stuff so bare with me... :)

    I want to buy the following board

    http://www.mikroe.com/easymx-pro/stm32/

    just to play around with the arm processor for studying purposes.

    MikroElektronika has there mikroC PRO for ARM, but it costs more then the board...

    I need some IDE for this MCU, any suggestion?

    Another thing, will I be able to hard debug this thing somehow?

    From my understanding, the SW they give you is to program the MCU memory, and to run the application from there, is this the only way to run an application?

    I have plenty of experience from the FPGA business, were I took the created *.elf file from the IDE compiler, dropped it to the external memory card or the processor RAM using JTAG and let the processor do its thing, but I guess it is different here.

    Thanks a lot.

    Assaf.
     
  2. MrChips

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  3. asi123

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    Hey,

    Don't you think I'll need some more peripherals?

    Thanks.
     
  4. MrChips

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    Nope. Depends on what you plan to do with it.

    All you need is an oscilloscope.

    I suggest you select a project.
     
  5. asi123

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    oscilloscope? Expending thing, do you have a suggestion?

    What do you mean by select a project?

    Thanks.
     
  6. MrChips

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    Ok, if you do not have access to an oscilloscope or is too expensive, an LED and 220Ω to 1kΩ resistor will have to do. This is not essential since the DISCOVERY board already has LEDs to work with.

    By project, pick something you want to build:

    24-hour clock
    Digital timer or thermometer
    Frequency counter
    Function generator
    Voice recorder and playback
    Stepping motor controller
    PC oscilloscope

    - all doable on a STM32F ARM mcu.
     
  7. asi123

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    I've bought it, waiting for it to arrive.

    I would love to by a scope, however, it is to expensive...

    What is the trick with the LED and the resistor? do you mean to connect it to the onboard pins so I can see whether it was asserted?

    Thanks.

    Assaf.
     
  8. MrChips

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    Every time you get a new mcu and want to get started, write a short program to make an LED flash.

    The LED will flash faster than the eye can see. It will appear to be turned on all the time. So you need to insert a delay of about 100ms.

    The DISCOVERY board already has LEDs and resistors for this very same purpose, i.e. to indicate that things are doing something.
     
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