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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: STM32F4 Discovery (Arm). Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This little beast of a board weighs in at just under £10 in the UK, pretty much being given away.

Take a look: http://www.st.com/jp/evalboard/product/252419.jsp

I'm wondering what use it is to the community & have been messing around getting 12 bit sines / ramps by messing around with one of the examples, but I'm flailing around in the dark really - it's a hell of a step up from writing arduino code thats for sure.

I've got a couple of toolchains up and running, coocux & atollic truestudio, and I've seen some awesome examples out there but can find little in the way of real guidance on programming it.

I just wondered if anyone else had taken a look at them with a view to adding them into the mix..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: STM32F4 Discovery (Arm). Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

telbonic wrote:
This little beast of a board weighs in at just under £10 in the UK, pretty much being given away.

Take a look: http://www.st.com/jp/evalboard/product/252419.jsp

I'm wondering what use it is to the community & have been messing around getting 12 bit sines / ramps by messing around with one of the examples, but I'm flailing around in the dark really - it's a hell of a step up from writing arduino code thats for sure.

I've got a couple of toolchains up and running, coocux & atollic truestudio, and I've seen some awesome examples out there but can find little in the way of real guidance on programming it.

I just wondered if anyone else had taken a look at them with a view to adding them into the mix..


Just bought one of these for a data acquisition class that I'm taking.
http://www.futurlec.com/STM32_Development_Board.shtml

$40- is a steal, but the compilers that come with the board only support 32k of ram (out of 128k).

10 years ago microcontroller dev boards less powerful would have cost
close to $1000

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Re: STM32F4 Discovery (Arm). Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cappy2112 wrote:
..., but the compilers that come with the board only support 32k of ram (out of 128k).

10 years ago microcontroller dev boards less powerful would have cost
close to $1000


Try this one:

http://www.coocox.org/index.html

Supports the onboard debugger & allows use of the full board.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: STM32F4 Discovery (Arm). Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

telbonic wrote:
cappy2112 wrote:
..., but the compilers that come with the board only support 32k of ram (out of 128k).

10 years ago microcontroller dev boards less powerful would have cost
close to $1000


Try this one:

http://www.coocox.org/index.html

Supports the onboard debugger & allows use of the full board.


THanks- but it looks like this is a different board..

Quote:
Cookie is an open-source Arduino-compatible ARM prototyping platform

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:56 am    Post subject: Re: STM32F4 Discovery (Arm). Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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THanks- but it looks like this is a different board..

Cookie is an open-source Arduino-compatible ARM prototyping platform

I'll admit the Cookie board is an arduino "format" board with a cortex bolted on, but CookieIDE isn't...next paragraph down:

"A new and highly-integrated software development environment for ARM Cortex M4, M3 and M0 based microcontrollers, which includes all the tools necessary to develop high-quality software solutions in a timely and cost effective manner."
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: STM32F4 Discovery (Arm). Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cappy2112 wrote:
telbonic wrote:
This little beast of a board weighs in at just under £10 in the UK, pretty much being given away.

Take a look: http://www.st.com/jp/evalboard/product/252419.jsp

I'm wondering what use it is to the community & have been messing around getting 12 bit sines / ramps by messing around with one of the examples, but I'm flailing around in the dark really - it's a hell of a step up from writing arduino code thats for sure.

I've got a couple of toolchains up and running, coocux & atollic truestudio, and I've seen some awesome examples out there but can find little in the way of real guidance on programming it.

I just wondered if anyone else had taken a look at them with a view to adding them into the mix..


Just bought one of these for a data acquisition class that I'm taking.
http://www.futurlec.com/STM32_Development_Board.shtml

$40- is a steal, but the compilers that come with the board only support 32k of ram (out of 128k).

10 years ago microcontroller dev boards less powerful would have cost
close to $1000


I have to retract my statement on the compilers that came with the microcontroller. At least one of the compilers that came with the board does support the full 128k memory map.

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