NUCLEO-F103RB

Affordable and flexible platform to ease prototyping using a STM32F103RBT6 microcontroller.

Overview

The STM32 Nucleo board provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller line, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption and features.

The Arduino™ connectivity support and ST Morpho headers make it easy to expand the functionality of the STM32 Nucleo open development platform with a wide choice of specialized shields.

The STM32 Nucleo board does not require any separate probe as it integrates the ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer.


Microcontroller features

  • STM32F103RBT6 in LQFP64 package
  • ARM®32-bit Cortex®-M3 CPU
  • 72 MHz max CPU frequency
  • VDD from 2.0 V to 3.6 V
  • 128 KB Flash
  • 20 KB SRAM
  • GPIO (51) with external interrupt capability
  • 12-bit ADC (2) with 16 channels
  • RTC
  • Timers (4)
  • I2C (2)
  • USART (3)
  • SPI (2)
  • USB 2.0 full-speed
  • CAN


Nucleo features

  • Two types of extension resources
    • Arduino Uno Revision 3 connectivity
    • STMicroelectronics Morpho extension pin headers for full access to all STM32 I/Os
  • On-board ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer with SWD connector
    • Selection-mode switch to use the kit as a standalone ST-LINK/V2-1
  • Flexible board power supply
    • USB VBUS or external source (3.3 V, 5 V, 7 - 12 V)
    • Power management access point
  • User LED (LD2)
  • Two push buttons: USER and RESET
  • USB re-enumeration capability: three different interfaces supported on USB
    • Virtual Com port
    • Mass storage (USB Disk drive) for drag'n'drop programming
    • Debug port


Nucleo pinout

Arduino-compatible headers

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Morpho headers

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Information

Only the labels written in blue/white or green/white (i.e. PA_4, PB_5, A0, D14, LED1...) must be used in your code. The other labels are given as information (alternate-functions, power pins, ...).

You can find more details on the available pins and labels in the following files (link to the latest mbed-dev library version):


Supported shields

ST X-NUCLEO boards

See Matrix of tested boards.

Other Non-ST boards

See here.


Getting started

This video shows how to get started with ARM mbed Integrated Development Environment using STM32 Nucleo platform:


Nucleo ST-LINK/V2 driver installation and firmware upgrade

  • Install the ST-LINK/V2 driver before connecting the Nucleo board to your PC the first time. Follow this LINK for all details.
  • For optimum performances, ensure that the Nucleo ST-LINK/V2 firmware is upgraded to the latest version. Follow this LINK for all details.


Technical references

For more information, please refer to:


Known limitations

The following section describes known limitations of the platform. Note that general issues are tracked into the mbed repository available on GitHub.

  • On Nucleo 64-pins boards, the D0 and D1 pins are not available per default as they are used by the STLink Virtual Comm Port. More information HERE


Tips and Tricks

Find more information in ST WIKI pages.

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Discussion topics

TopicRepliesLast post
Nucleo F103RB - unable to sample over 10kS/s 1 25 May 2017 by Zoltan Hudak
Impossible to download code in NUCLEO f401RE (and mbed LPC11c24) 3 07 Apr 2017 by Luca Sevà
what happened to GPIO_InitTypeDef ? 11 19 Nov 2015 by Philip Tranter
Offline compiling problem with emBlocks ST Nucleo F103RB 16 16 Dec 2014 by Ivo Brandão

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