Tagged: microcontrollers

Library 09- I2C for STM32F4 126

Library 09- I2C for STM32F4

I2C or Inter-Integrated Circuit is a multimaster serial single ended bus. This protocol is commonly used with RTC modules, temperature sensors, EEPROMs, IO expanders and more. I2C protocol uses 2 wires: SCL: Serial Clock, clock for serial synchronization SDA: Serial data, bidirection line for receving and transmitting Both wires need external pull up resistor, from about 4k7 to 47k, if you don’t use pull up resistors in MCU. In our case, you don’t need external pull ups, because library uses internal in STM32F4.

ILI9341 LCD on STM32F4 267

Library 08- ILI9341 LCD for STM32F4

On STM32F429 Discovery board there is LCD with ILI9341 controller. It has 240 x 320 pixels resolution and 16bit or 18bit color depth, what gives you 65536 or 262144 different colors. It has also a possibility of different way of connection, like serial, parallel, with VSYNC and HYSNC. STM32F429 has also LTDC driver for LCD like that, but this driver we will use later. For now we will use SPI for driving in serial mode and some other pins for controlling. I...

SPI diagram 118

Library 05- SPI for STM32F4

Let’s say something about SPI. SPI (or Serial Peripheral Interface) is a protocol named by Motorola. With him you can control sensors, SD card and much more. SPI protocol works in a ways where there is one master and multiple slaves, In other words, master is our STM32F429 Discovery board and let’s say, SD card is slave.

Library 03- STM32F4 system clock and delay functions 36

Library 03- STM32F4 system clock and delay functions

In first tutorial about discovery board we were blinking led. But I said nothing about system clock speed. In while loop we just use

for some delay, to actually see how led was blinking. We didn’t know at which clock speed our processors work and for first time, I think you didn’t even ask yourself.