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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

Programming the MCBSTM32F400 evaluation board

This recipe will detail modifications that are necessary for the Blinky program created by the Eclipse project wizard and will show how to use the MDK-ARM Eclipse plug-in to flash the STM32F407IG part. We'll call this recipe GNU_ARM_Blinky_c9v0.

How to do it…

  1. Invoke Eclipse.

  2. The MCBSTM32F400 evaluation board uses the STM32F407IG device, so we install the pack supporting this. To install the pack, switch to the Packs perspective and right-click the name of the pack:

  3. Refer to and install the MDK-ARM Eclipse plug-in. Note that, once this plug-in is successfully installed, the uVision icon and menu will appear in the toolbar:

  4. Switch to the C/C++ perspective. Select FileNewC Project and create a new project; give the project a name, select the STM32F4xx toolchain, and click Next:

  5. Choose the STM32F407xx Chip Family, and select None (no trace output) in Trace output:

  6. Open BlinkLed.c; in...