Category Archives: OpenBLT

Blog articles related to the open source OpenBLT Bootloader.

Import TrueSTUDIO projects into STM32CubeIDE

A future release of the OpenBLT bootloader will feature full support of the relatively new STM32CubeIDE. For those that would like to use STM32CubeIDE sooner, there is the TrueSTUDIO project import feature. So you can take the already existing OpenBLT … Continue reading

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OpenBLT 1.10.0 release notes

The OpenBLT 1.10.0 release was made earlier today, after another half year of development work. 20 tickets were processed, which resulted in 57 commits. Feel free to download the new version of the OpenBLT bootloader and give it a try. … Continue reading

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CANopen bootloader based on OpenBLT

CANopen is a popular higher-layer protocol for a CAN based embedded distributed network. It provides a ready-to-use and proven blueprint for application data exchange between multiple nodes on a CAN network. Furthermore, CANopen includes network management functionality and pretty much … Continue reading

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NXP S32K support in the OpenBLT bootloader

Over the past year requests started to trickle in for being able to run the OpenBLT bootloader on S32K11 and S32K14 microcontrollers. As a reaction to these requests, support for the entire NXP S32K microcontroller range was developed in the … Continue reading

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Adjusting OpenBLT for your microcontroller system

The OpenBLT bootloader ships with multiple demo programs for readily available and low cost microcontroller boards. These are great for familiarizing yourself with and evaluating the OpenBLT bootloader. But how do you get the OpenBLT bootloader running on your own … Continue reading

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Memory requirements of the OpenBLT add-on modules

When deciding on a bootloader solution, it is important to know how much of your microcontroller’s flash memory needs to be reserved for the bootloader. For the basic OpenBLT bootloader this is fairly easy to determine, as there are many … Continue reading

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OpenBLT 1.9.0 release notes

OpenBLT version 1.9.0 was officially released yesterday, after another half year of development work. 14 tickets were processed, which resulted in 24 commits. Feel free to download the new version of the OpenBLT bootloader and give it a try. This … Continue reading

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OpenBLT 1.8.0 release notes

OpenBLT version 1.8.0 was officially released today, after another half year of development work. 21 tickets were processed, which resulted in 35 commits. Feel free to download the new version of the OpenBLT bootloader and give it a try. This … Continue reading

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Reading OpenBLT’s version number from your firmware

The goal of this blog article is to answer a support question that has been asked by several OpenBLT bootloader users: How can my own firmware read the version of the bootloader? The bootloader defines three macros that combined hold … Continue reading

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OpenBLT 1.7.0 release notes

OpenBLT version 1.7.0 was officially released yesterday, after another half year of development work. 37 tickets were processed, which resulted in 136 commits. Feel free to download the new version of the OpenBLT bootloader and give it a try. This … Continue reading

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