I bought a STM32F103C8T6 evaluation board (which I have not received yet). See link
But I'm a bit lost in how to start with it. I have some experience with Arduino Uno/Mega.
I found already that the Arduino IDE supports them, so that's a good starting point.
However, even before seeing one, I have some questions I cannot find:
- Do I need more to program than an evaluation board? I mean with the Arduino, it's a matter of just connecting an USB cable from the PC to the Arduino. Can I do the same for an STM32 eval board?
- Do I need an USB-TTL adapter?
- I cannot find information what the meaning of the pins is ... they are similar to the chip itself, but not all of them. And there is a lot of info about the chip, but not about the board itself.
- also I have trouble finding generic information, like simple examples/starting guide.
note: buying this STM32 is just to find out if I can use it. For my (hobby) project I need eventually something with at least 128 KB RAM (thus an STM32F4...).
1a. Why is an STLINK needed ?
1b. And which one with emulator or without?
My eval board + STM32 is only 3 euro, this will add relatively much cost