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DNS client on STM32 Nucleo and W5100

December 13, 2015


I am still working on a device consisting of STM32 Nucleo F103RB with a W5100 Ethernet shield. This time I included a DNS client, so that the device can connect to a server by knowing its name. The name resolving can be invoked by using the POSIX functions getaddrinfo and gethostbyname. DNS queries can have different […]

DHCP client on STM32 Nucleo and W5100

December 7, 2015


I am still working on a device consisting of STM32 Nucleo F103RB with a W5100 Ethernet shield. This time I included a DHCP client, so that when the device is attached to a network, it will ask for an IP address instead of being statically allocated. The DHCP protocol follows the RFC 2131 and RFC 2132, and […]

Update on POSIX socket library for W5100: client and server for TCP or UDP

November 22, 2015


I am writing a library that implements POSIX sockets, also called Berkeley sockets, for my ST Nucleo+Ethernet shield setup. The functionality that is currently in place, as for the source code on GitHub, allows for TCP client/server connections and UDP client/server communication using Wiznet W5100 chip resources. The interface is not complete, but what’s in place is taken as literally as I […]

Work in progress: POSIX socket library for W5100

October 28, 2015


In a previous post I connected a Nucleo board with an Ethernet shield, with the SPI wired between the STM32 and the Wiznet W5100 chip. I am now in the process of writing some C tests for it on a GitHub repository, and in particular a socket library that tries to conform to POSIX specifications. At this […]

Sticky Bits » Security and Connected Devices

September 14, 2015


A clickbait headline for this article would be something like: “The 10 secrets to save your next IoT product from cyber attacks” The author makes valid points, enumerates powerful real-life examples when things actually went wrong, and shows the mindset to apply when thinking about security in general. With the Internet of Things, we are seeing more and more […]

libopencm3 on STM32 Nucleo board

April 19, 2015


This article is part of a series about developing for STM32 micro-controllers on Linux. A few days ago I talked about libopencm3, an open source library to access Cortex-M functionalities and peripherals of many micro-controllers, especially STM32 variants. I wanted to use this library to develop on a Nucleo board that I have in my hand, […]

libopencm3 for the license-sensitive Cortex-M developer

April 12, 2015


I was thinking of starting a new open source project that should run on STM32 boards, and I realized that it would need a lot of low level code that accesses many different peripherals. One of the first libraries that comes to mind, and I bet it’s the same for many Cortex-M developers, is ARM CMSIS. ARM […]


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