VAkE v1.0

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 STM32F446RET6
Frequency 180MHz
Flash 512KB
RAM 128KB
Vendor VAE

Configuration

Please use vake_v1 ID for board option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

[env:vake_v1]
platform = ststm32
board = vake_v1

You can override default VAkE v1.0 settings per build environment using board_*** option, where *** is a JSON object path from board manifest vake_v1.json. For example, board_build.mcu, board_build.f_cpu, etc.

[env:vake_v1]
platform = ststm32
board = vake_v1

; change microcontroller
board_build.mcu = stm32f446ret6

; change MCU frequency
board_build.f_cpu = 180000000L

Uploading

VAkE v1.0 supports the next uploading protocols:

  • blackmagic
  • jlink
  • serial
  • stlink

Default protocol is stlink

You can change upload protocol using upload_protocol option:

[env:vake_v1]
platform = ststm32
board = vake_v1

upload_protocol = stlink

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).

VAkE v1.0 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
J-LINK    
ST-LINK    

Frameworks

Name Description
Arduino Arduino Wiring-based Framework allows writing cross-platform software to control devices attached to a wide range of Arduino boards to create all kinds of creative coding, interactive objects, spaces or physical experiences.
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.