[Dev] Programming Carbon's nRF51 using its own STM32, was: Re: Bluetooth beacon example for BLE carbon

Ricardo Salveti de Araujo ricardo.salveti at linaro.org
Mon Apr 24 13:56:34 UTC 2017

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:44 AM, Daniel Thompson
<daniel.thompson at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 19/04/17 17:20, Ricardo Salveti de Araujo wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 6:05 AM, Paul Sokolovsky
>> <paul.sokolovsky at linaro.org> wrote:
>>> Hello Ricardo,
>>> On Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:41:05 -0300
>>> Ricardo Salveti de Araujo <ricardo.salveti at linaro.org> wrote:
>>> []
>>>> You could flash a special firmware into the main STM32 MCU and use
>>>> that to flash nRF51 (https://github.com/blacksphere/blackmagic), but
>>>> that would require work as I'm not sure anyone did that on this board
>>>> yet.
>>> Nice that you mentioned that, I had such question in mind for a while.
>>> But how would that work - are nRF51's programming pins connected to
>>> STM32's GPIOs?
>> Yes, basically :-)
> I've used the BMP firmware a fair bit in the past so I took a quick look to
> see if it would come to life on the carbon. Results are here:
> https://github.com/daniel-thompson/blackmagic/blob/carbon/src/platforms/96b_carbon/Readme.md
> I've made a pull request but I think it will be a little while before it
> gets picked up so probably best to use my carbon branch for now...
> https://github.com/daniel-thompson/blackmagic.git carbon
>> Just need to figure out the best way to do it, but it would be quite a
>> nice blog post for sure :-)
> I'm might wait to see if there's any movement getting it upstream first...
> and also, since it "just works" the blog post will be pretty short ;-)

That's awesome, need to give this a try soon :-)

Thanks for pushing this.

Ricardo Salveti

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