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ARM-CM3 STM32 Olimexino-STM32 GCC

Supported firmware update interfaces

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

Development Environment

This demo is targeted towards the Olimexino-STM32 board, with 128 kB internal Flash EEPROM and 20 kB internal RAM.

To program the bootloader into the internal flash on the STM32F103 microcontroller, the Segger J-Link JTAG interface was used. However, this is not required if you have another means of programming the internal flash. To connect the 20-pin cable of the Segger J-Link to the 10-pin SWD connector in the board, the ARM-JTAG-20-10 adapter was used.

To build the demo programs you can use the GNU ARM Embedded toolchain.

Toolchain configuration

The demo programs are configured for building with a Makefile. Before attempting to perform a build, update the location of the toolchain binaries (i.e. arm-none-eabi-gcc) in the Makefile. It is set in variable TOOL_PATH. If the toolchain binaries are available on the path, then the TOOL_PATH variable can be left empty.

It is assumed that tools such as GNU make and rm are installed and available on the path. For (Ubuntu) Linux users this can be achieved by running command: sudo apt-get install build-essential. Windows users can install the GNU MCU Eclipse Windows Build Tools.

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.

To build the bootloader, open a command prompt in directory \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Olimexino_STM32_GCC\Boot\ and run the command:

make clean all

The expected output is:

+++ Cleaning build environment
+++ Clean complete
+++ Assembling [startup_stm32f10x_md.S]
+++ Compiling [usb_desc.c]
+++ Compiling [usb_endp.c]
...
+++ Linking [openblt_olimexino_stm32.elf]
...
+++ Build complete [openblt_olimexino_stm32.srec]

The bootloader program is now ready to be programmed into the internal flash memory of the STM32F103. Make sure the Segger J-Link debugger interface it connected to the JTAG connector on the Olimexino-STM32 board and the other side to your PC via a USB cable. Next, select Debug → Start Debug Session (F8) from EmBitz's program menu to flash the bootloader program. Once done, you can start the bootloader program by selecting Debug → Run (F5) from the program's menu.

Alternatively, you can use your favorite programmer to flash the bootloader using one of the following files, depending on what file type your programmer supports:

  • \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Olimexino_STM32_GCC\Boot\bin\openblt_olimexino_stm32.elf
  • \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Olimexino_STM32_GCC\Boot\bin\openblt_olimexino_stm32.srec

Building the Demo Program

To build the user program, open a command prompt in directory \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Olimexino_STM32_GCC\Prog\ and run the command:

make clean all

The expected output is:

+++ Cleaning build environment
+++ Clean complete
+++ Assembling [startup_stm32f10x_md.S]
+++ Compiling [boot.c]
+++ Compiling [main.c]
...
+++ Linking [demoprog_olimexino_stm32.elf]
...
+++ Build complete [demoprog_olimexino_stm32.srec]

The output file is

  • \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Olimexino_STM32_GCC\Prog\bin\demoprog_olimexino_stm32.srec

Firmware update procedure

To download the demo program \Target\Demo\ARMCM3_STM32F1_Olimexino_STM32_GCC\Prog\bin\demoprog_olimexino_stm32.srec using the bootloader, follow the instructions in the following links, depending on the communication interface you intend to use:

Known limitations

Even though the demo bootloader can perform firmare updates via both CAN and USB, only one of these communication interfaces can be enabled at a time. This is due to a hardware limitation of the STM32F103 microcontroller where the CAN and USB peripherals cannot be used at the same time. These CAN and USB communication interfaces can be enabled/disabled with configuration macros in blt_conf.h: BOOT_COM_CAN_ENABLE and BOOT_COM_USB_ENABLE, respectively.

manual/demos/olimexino_stm32_gcc.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/06 16:26 by voorburg