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STM32 Nucleo: access SD cards with C standard library

July 3, 2016

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The ST Nucleo is an Arduino-like board with an STM32 as the microcontroller, and many Arduino shields can be mounted on it. I recently played with an Ethernet shield for the network connection, but since the shield also contains a microSD card slot, I wanted to access the SD card to read/write files. I’d like to […]

Simple time synchronization for the Internet of Things

February 18, 2016

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While adding HTTPS capabilities to my STM32 Nucleo board, I needed to solve the problem of current time. This is because TLS needs to check certificate expiration date, so we need a sufficiently accurate estimation of time. So I tried to understand what could I do to ask a network server about the time. I […]

HTTPS client on STM32 Nucleo-F411RE

February 4, 2016

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One of my goal of the past months was to use an STM32 Nucleo board to get a webpage through HTTPS, using an Ethernet shield for TCP/IP stack. I was close last time, but I discovered that my Nucleo-F103RB did not have enough RAM. Now I have my hands on a Nucleo-F411RE that has 128KiB of RAM […]

STM32 NUCLEO-F103RB has low resources for TLS 1.2

January 10, 2016

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It’s been months since I started playing with a STM32 Nucleo + Ethernet shield. One of the objectives that I chase is to build a device for the Internet of Things that implement reasonably secure communications. In an effort to avoid reinventing the wheel (or at least to not reinvent too many wheels) I wanted to see if […]

DNS client on STM32 Nucleo and W5100

December 13, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

LimiFrog: matchbox-sized battery-powered sensor-filled dev platform, on Kickstarter

September 10, 2015

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Disclosure: I am currently employed by STMicroelectronics. The product I’ll be talking about contains many ST chips and the creator was an ST employee himself. I’ll be writing my own personal opinions, you can judge if they are biased. I received news about this Kickstarter: LimiFrog. It’s a small board advertised for developing and prototyping applications that […]

Arduino Ethernet shield on STM32 Nucleo

August 2, 2015

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I have a clone of the Arduino Ethernet shield R2, and I already hooked it up on an Arduino Uno, as explained in a previous post. But I also have an STM32 Nucleo-F103RB board, which is similar to Arduino with respect to many of its pins, so I wanted to try this shield with it. The main […]