u-blox C030-U201 IoT Starter Kit

Hardware

Platform ST STM32: The STM32 family of 32-bit Flash MCUs based on the ARM Cortex-M processor is designed to offer new degrees of freedom to MCU users. It offers a 32-bit product range that combines very high performance, real-time capabilities, digital signal processing, and low-power, low-voltage operation, while maintaining full integration and ease of development.

Microcontroller STM32F437VG
Frequency 180MHz
Flash 1MB
RAM 256KB
Vendor u-blox

Configuration

Please use ublox_c030_u201 ID for board option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

[env:ublox_c030_u201]
platform = ststm32
board = ublox_c030_u201

You can override default u-blox C030-U201 IoT Starter Kit settings per build environment using board_*** option, where *** is a JSON object path from board manifest ublox_c030_u201.json. For example, board_build.mcu, board_build.f_cpu, etc.

[env:ublox_c030_u201]
platform = ststm32
board = ublox_c030_u201

; change microcontroller
board_build.mcu = stm32f437vg

; change MCU frequency
board_build.f_cpu = 180000000L

Uploading

u-blox C030-U201 IoT Starter Kit supports the next uploading protocols:

  • jlink
  • stlink
  • blackmagic
  • mbed
  • cmsis-dap

Default protocol is mbed

You can change upload protocol using upload_protocol option:

[env:ublox_c030_u201]
platform = ststm32
board = ublox_c030_u201

upload_protocol = mbed

Debugging

PIO Unified Debugger - “1-click” solution for debugging with a zero configuration.

Warning

You will need to install debug tool drivers depending on your system. Please click on compatible debug tool below for the further instructions and configuration information.

You can switch between debugging Tools & Debug Probes using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File).

u-blox C030-U201 IoT Starter Kit does not have on-board debug probe and IS NOT READY for debugging. You will need to use/buy one of external probe listed below.

Compatible Tools On-board Default
Black Magic Probe   Yes
CMSIS-DAP    
J-LINK    
ST-LINK    

Frameworks

Name Description
mbed The mbed framework The mbed SDK has been designed to provide enough hardware abstraction to be intuitive and concise, yet powerful enough to build complex projects. It is built on the low-level ARM CMSIS APIs, allowing you to code down to the metal if needed. In addition to RTOS, USB and Networking libraries, a cookbook of hundreds of reusable peripheral and module libraries have been built on top of the SDK by the mbed Developer Community.
STM32Cube STM32Cube embedded software libraries, including: The HAL hardware abstraction layer, enabling portability between different STM32 devices via standardized API calls; The Low-Layer (LL) APIs, a light-weight, optimized, expert oriented set of APIs designed for both performance and runtime efficiency.