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manual:demos:nucleo_f103rb_iar

ARM-CM3 STM32 Nucleo-F103RB IAR EWARM

Supported firmware update interfaces

RS232 CAN USB TCP/IP SD-card
Yes No No No No

Development Environment

This demo is targeted towards the Nucleo-F103RB board, with 128 kB internal Flash EEPROM and 20 kB internal RAM.

To program the bootloader into the internal flash, the on-board ST-Link debugger interface was used. Firmware updates via the serial communication port are preconfigured to use the virtual COM-port offered by the ST-Link. This means that no additional hardware is needed, besides a standard micro-USB cable.

To compile the demo programs you can use the IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM development environment.

Building and programming the Bootloader

Before the bootloader can be used, it needs to be built and programmed into the STM32F103's internal flash memory. The steps in this section only need to be done once.

When using IAR EWARM, simply open the workspace from within the Embedded Workbench. The workspace file (stm32f103.eww) is located at: \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Nucleo_F103RB_IAR\Boot\ide\. Once opened, select Project→Rebuild All from the menu to compile all the bootloader sources and link the together into the final executable.

The bootloader program is now ready to be programmed into the internal flash memory of the STM32F103. Using your favorite programmer, flash the bootloader using one of the following files, depending on what file type your programmer supports:

  • \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Nucleo_F103RB_IAR\Boot\bin\openblt_nucleo_stm32f103rb.out
  • \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Nucleo_F103RB_IAR\Boot\bin\openblt_nucleo_stm32f103rb.srec

Building the Demo Program

When using IAR EWARM, simply open the workspace from within the Embedded Workbench. The workspace file (stm32f103.eww) is located at: \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Nucleo_F103RB_IAR\Prog\ide\. Once opened, select Project→Rebuild All from the menu to compile all the demo program sources and link the together into the final executable.

The output file is

  • \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Nucleo_F103RB_IAR\Prog\bin\demoprog_nucleo_stm32f103rb.srec

Firmware update procedure

To download the demo program \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Nucleo_F103RB_IAR\Prog\bin\demoprog_nucleo_stm32f103rb.srec using the bootloader, follow the instructions in the following links, depending on the communication interface you intend to use:

manual/demos/nucleo_f103rb_iar.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/06 16:21 by voorburg