The STM32 series of ARM microcontrollers by STMicroelectronics are inexpensive yet powerful. Some of the reasons why they have become so popular are the cheap STM32 BluePill and Nucleo microcontroller development boards. The free STM32CubeIDE lets you program these MCUs and boards in a comfortable manner.

Nucleo Application Development with STM32CubeIDE

The new book Nucleo Boards Programming with the STM32CubeIDE make things even easier. Written by top Elektor author Dogan Ibrahim, it treats STM32 application development using the STM32CubeIDE tool. Even though the example platform is the Nucleo-L476RG development board, the theory and examples are applicable to all STM32 controllers.
Nucleo Boards Programming with the STM32CubeIDE

The book covers many projects exploiting most features of the L476RG development board which supports, BTW, Arduino and ST morpho connectivity. Projects range from flashing LEDs to more complex projects using GPIO, ADC, DAC, I²C, SPI, LCD, DMA, analogue inputs, power management, etc. Each project comes with complete software listings and extensive descriptions. All the projects in the book have been tested and are working. The example software can, of course, be downloaded for free. This saves you from manually copying long listings and then correcting typing mistakes.

Expansion Boards

Some of the popular Nucleo Expansion Boards are put to work as well. These Expansion Boards plug on top of the development boards and provide sensors, relays, accelerometers, gyroscopes, Wi-Fi, and many others. Using an expansion board together with the X-CUBE-MEMS1 library simplifies the task of project development considerably.

What Will You Learn?

  • STM32 microcontroller architecture;
  • the Nucleo-L476RG development board in projects using the STM32CubeIDE integrated software development tool;
  • external and internal interrupts and DMA;
  • DEBUG, a program developed using the STM32CubeIDE;
  • the MCU in Sleep, Stop, and in Standby modes;
  • Nucleo Expansion Boards with the development boards.

The book is available as a good old printed paper version and as a more tree-sparing and less heavy E-Book.