I've been using STMCUBE combined with Keil for some time now. For most part I like the HAL library and the documentation for STM32f1xx drivers is quite good.
I'm doing a project where I am using STM32f103rb Nucleo card combined with an MPU6050 gyro/accelerometer.
I use code generation tool STM32CubeMX in order to generate initiation function. However when I want to implement I2C I have a strange problem. STM32Cube generates all necessary initiation steps, handle is set up then GPIO pins set as OD, then finally the clock is enabled using the macro
__HAL_RCC_I2C1_CLK_ENABLE(), however when this macro is run within the
HAL_I2C_MspInit, the I2C busy flag seems to be set, and is not cleared, hence I can't communicate with the MPU6050 device.
I noticed that if I put something (for example a measuring probe) on the SDA line while macro
__HAL_RCC_I2C1_CLK_ENABLE() is run, the busy flag is not set and my I2C communication works until I reset the micro controller.
Another(better than putting a physical probe?) way that seems to work is that after macro
__HAL_RCC_I2C1_CLK_ENABLE() is run, I use macros
__HAL_RCC_I2C1_RELEASE_RESET(). This way my I2C communication works fine.
I think it's strange and I can't really explain the behaviour. But since I added the force reset and release reset macros, I haven't had any I2C problem, it works perfectly.
Let me know if I need to share some more code.