STM32 Nucleo-144 development board with STM32F412ZGT6 MCU, supports Arduino, ST Zio and morpho connectivity


The STM32 Nucleo-144 board provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new concepts and build prototypes with the STM32 microcontroller, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption and features. The ST Zio connector, which is an extension of Arduino™ Uno, provides access to more peripherals and ST morpho headers make it easy to expand the functionality of the Nucleo open development platform with a wide choice of specialized shields. The STM32 Nucleo-144 board does not require any separate probe, as it integrates the ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer and it comes with the STM32 comprehensive software HAL library, together with various packaged software examples, as well as a direct access to the ARM®mbed™online resources.

Microcontroller features

  • STM32F412ZGT6 in LQFP144 package
  • ARM®32-bit Cortex®-M4 + FPU + ART Accelerator™
  • Up to 100 MHz CPU frequency
  • 1MB of Flash memory
  • 256 KB of SRAM
  • LCD parallel interface, 8080/6800 modes
  • 1.7 V to 3.6 V application supply and I/Os
  • 32 kHz oscillator for RTC with calibration
  • Internal 32 kHz RC with calibration
  • Low power: Sleep, Stop and Standby modes
  • VBAT supply for RTC
  • 1 × 12-bit, 2.4 MSPS ADC
  • 2 × 12-bit D/A converters
  • General-purpose DMA
  • 10 x General Purpose timers
  • 2 x Advanced-control timers
  • 2 x Basic timer
  • Debug mode: SWD & JTAG interfaces
  • SPDIF-Rx
  • 4 × I2C interfaces (SMBus/PMBus)
  • 4 USART
  • 5 x SPI / I2S (2 full duplex)
  • 2 × CAN (2.0B Active)
  • 1 x SDIO/MMC interface
  • USB 2.0 full-speed device/host/OTG controller with on-chip PHY
  • CRC calculation unit
  • RTC: subsecond accuracy, hardware calendar
  • 96-bit unique ID

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
  • Three User LEDs
  • 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
  • Ethernet 10/100Mbps

Board pinout

Pins Legend


You can find more details on the available pins and labels in the PeripheralPins.c and PinNames.h files.

These files can be found in:

  • ARMmbed/mbed-os repository on GitHub (up-to-date version, used with mbed CLI commands)

  • mbed-dev library in (source files of the mbed library used on mbed compiler IDE)

Zio and Arduino-compatible headers

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CN11 CN12 headers

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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.

This platform does not present any limitation.

Tips and Tricks

Find more information in ST WIKI pages.

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