First blog/topic, about a very interesting demo board : Olimexino-Stm32
This demo board is full good things :
Olimexino-STM32 from Olimex
DCDC power supply allow power input voltage from 9 to 30V DC
INDUSTRIAL temperature range -25+85C s
ULTRA LOW POWER voltage regulators and the consumption is only few microamps
Li-Ion rechargable battery power supply option with BUILD-IN on board charger
UEXT connector which allow many existing modules
CAN with driver allows automotive applications
micoSD-card for data logging
NOISE IMMUNE design
Arduino Shape (of course !)
A breathtaking price : 19€ !
It comes with the Maple IDE, which looks like Arduino IDE, that you may know.
If for a reason or an other, you want to use a "regular" IDE for working with the STM32F103RBT6 you have to use an external ARM programmer... I love IAR EW ! And I wanted to fully explore the functions of the STM32F103RBT6. Let's see how...
The STM32VL Discovery is a cheap (~10€) eval board from STMicroelectronics. This board is compose of an ARM programmer (on the upper side of the board) and a STM32F100RBT6B. A nice review can be found here.
The trick here is to use the STM32VL Discovery programmer (ST-Link) with the Olimexino board.
STM32VL Discovery Documentation
Basicaly, you have to remove 2 jumpers which are on CN3, to disable the STM32F100RBT6B programmation. Then you have to create with 4 wire a connector. This is quite easy on the STM32VL Discovery because the connector is standard : 2,5mm. This task is kind of tricky on the Olimexino board because of the *$%+ 1,27mm connector...
Olimexino SWD Schematic
Only 4 wire, same name in both side, no major issue here. Some pictures of my masterpiece work :
Then, plug-in, install IAR EW, Keil, or whaterver tool you want, and let the magic begins !
Debug, step-by-step, everything work perfectly fine with IAR EW, and its -huge- example code collection.
Always think of plug in both card before flashing the olimexino !
Note : you will loose the ability of using the Maple IDE. You may be able to put it back, but i didn't try to.