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ARM® Cortex® M4 Cookbook

By : Mark Fisher, Dr. Mark Fisher
Book Image

ARM® Cortex® M4 Cookbook

By: Mark Fisher, Dr. Mark Fisher

Overview of this book

Embedded microcontrollers are at the core of many everyday electronic devices. Electronic automotive systems rely on these devices for engine management, anti-lock brakes, in car entertainment, automatic transmission, active suspension, satellite navigation, etc. The so-called internet of things drives the market for such technology, so much so that embedded cores now represent 90% of all processor’s sold. The ARM Cortex-M4 is one of the most powerful microcontrollers on the market and includes a floating point unit (FPU) which enables it to address applications. The ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontroller Cookbook provides a practical introduction to programming an embedded microcontroller architecture. This book attempts to address this through a series of recipes that develop embedded applications targeting the ARM-Cortex M4 device family. The recipes in this book have all been tested using the Keil MCBSTM32F400 board. This board includes a small graphic LCD touchscreen (320x240 pixels) that can be used to create a variety of 2D gaming applications. These motivate a younger audience and are used throughout the book to illustrate particular hardware peripherals and software concepts. C language is used predominantly throughout but one chapter is devoted to recipes involving assembly language. Programs are mostly written using ARM’s free microcontroller development kit (MDK) but for those looking for open source development environments the book also shows how to configure the ARM-GNU toolchain. Some of the recipes described in the book are the basis for laboratories and assignments undertaken by undergraduates.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
ARM Cortex M4 Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Configuring general-purpose timers

The idea of this recipe, which we'll call timerISR_c5v0, is to use a general purpose timer (TIM2) to generate an interrupt every 100 ms (that is, 10 Hz). The interrupt handler maintains a counter that, in turn, sets the global variables, LEDOn, LEDOff, which are used within main () to flash the LEDs.

How to do it…

Follow the steps to configure general purpose timers:

  1. Create a new recipe (folder) named timerISR_c5v0. Invoke uVision5 and create a new project named timerISR.uvprojx.

  2. Select the LED (API) driver from the RTE Board Support drop-down menu and configure CMSIS and Device options as in previous projects.

  3. Create a new file, name it timerISR.c, and enter the following statements. Remember to include the boilerplate:

    #include ""stm32f4xx_hal.h""
    #include ""Board_LED.h""
    #include <stdbool.h>
    #include ""timer.h""
    /* Globals */
    uint32_t tic = 0;
    #ifdef __RTX
    /* Function Prototypes */
    void SystemClock_Config...