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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

How to use the STM32CubeMX Framework (API)

uVision5 provides two routes for users to configure their RTE. The first option, called Classic (used for all the recipes in Chapters 2-8), configures the STM's Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) using the RTE_Device.h header file. This option allows users to quickly configure the RTE for most CMSIS-enabled devices. The second option uses STM's graphical configuration tool, STM32Cube MX, to perform low-level configuration of the HAL directly. Example projects using both approaches are shipped with recent versions of Device Family Packs (for example, DFP 2.6.0). This recipe (named ARM_STM32CubeMX_Blinky_c9v0) shows you how to build a Blinky project using STM's tool.

How to do it…

  1. Create a new project named STM32CubeMX_Blinky. Choose the STM32F407IGHx device.

  2. Configure the RTE for the MCBSTM32F400 board. Check the Board SupportLED (API) and DeviceSTM32Cube Framework (API)STM32CubeMX options. Then, select Resolve and OK.

  3. If you haven't installed...