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Embedded Systems Project

This page gives information on the project done in the course "Programming for embedded systems."

To be updated.

Development hardware

The common hardware provided for this project is:

For working with the boards and on the projects, the following lab slots have been reserved (room 1313):

Date Time Place
March 27 15:00 - 17:00 1313
March 29 13:00 - 15:00 1313
April 17 15:00 - 17:00 1313
April 20 13:00 - 15:00 1313
April 25 15:00 - 17:00 1313
April 27 13:00 - 15:00 1313
May 3 15:00 - 17:00 1313
May 4 13:00 - 15:00 1313
May 9 15:00 - 17:00 1313
May 11 13:00 - 15:00 1313
May 14 15:00 - 17:00 1313
May 15 15:00 - 17:00 1313
May 21 15:00 - 17:00 1313
May 22 15:00 - 17:00 1313

Alternatively, we offer the individual groups to take one board + programmer kit home for the duration of the project, to be able to work with the hardware whenever you wish to; in this case, you will have to sign a form stating that you are responsible for the hardware and have to provide reasonable compensation in case of loss or damage. Send an email to Philipp Ruemmer in case you are interested in this.

Development with uVision

We provide a demonstration project (project skeleton) to simplify starting with the software development. Compilation has been tested using uVision 4.20, but should (most likely) also work with uVision 4.14 (the version that is currently installed on the lab computers in 1313). The project contains

  • required initialisation code
  • drivers to use LCD/LEDs, as well as the touch screen and further peripherals present on the board
  • the FreeRTOS operating system.

Altogether, the provided framework closely corresponds to the environment that you have used in the assignments and the lab.

To use additional functionality or peripherals of the MCU/board, you might have to add further firmware sources to the project (provided in the folder Firmware/src). It can be necessary to add the #include "assert.h" to some of those sources, in case the compiler complains that the functions "assert" or "assert_param" are not defined.

NB: Simulation of the STM3210C-Eval board currently does not seem to work with uVision; compilation and execution of software on the actual development board does.

Further code examples

  • How to do PWM with the development board (the provided project mostly coincides with the skeleton above, but the ledTask now sets up PWM on one of the pins)

Updated  2012-03-27 16:47:11 by Philipp Rümmer.