ARM Cortex dev kit with 3 axis Gyro + 3 axis accelerometer ?

Hi,

I'm looking for a cheap dev kit with an ARM Cortex CPU and both a 3-axis gy ro and a 3-axis accelerometer. Anyone know of such a board ? I really don 't need much else apart from the ability to drive 3 PWM channels as outputs . Project is a stabilised camera platform for use on a boat.

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Boo

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If you can stand the thought of an IMU that's separate from your processor board check Sparkfun. Apparently there's an Arduino IMU out there, too.

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STM32F3 Discovery or STM32F4 Discovery both come with USB debug dongle on-board and 9DOF IMU, for $10-$20. I use gcc, but commercial tools might suit you better.

Clifford Heath

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I recently bought a $250 dev board for the STM32F4, because I didn't see that one on ST's site.

Sigh.

I may get one for me, though.

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F3 announces " It is based on an STM32F303VCT6 and includes an ST-LINK/V2 embedded debug tool interface, Gyroscope ST MEMS, E-compass with accelerometer ST MEMS, LEDs, pushbuttons and a USB mini-B connector."

Bye

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The Discovery board seems to have an accelerator but no gyro.

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Paul Rubin

I gotta check this thing out, for it's potential as a fun engineers toy if nothing else.

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The discovery boards are great for the cost, come with built-in STLinkII USB:SWD hardware. This is

a) directly supported by openocd and

b) can be used later as a general purpose programmer/debugger for your own hardware

I have several different ones (F2, F3, F4, F1L), a couple just waiting for a suitable project.

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Good find ! I've ordered an STM32F3DISCOVERY from Mouser for the princel;y sum of £7.54 exc. It has exactly the facilities I was after.

Many thanks,

Boo

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Interesting. It looks to me like the F3 has this nice fancy sensor and the F4 just has an accelerometer, or am I looking at the wrong doc about the F4? I had thought of getting an F4 board since it's a more powerful CPU than the F3 while the board costs about the same, but the sensor makes the F3 much more interesting.

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L3GD20, ST MEMs motion sensor, 3-axis digital output gyroscope LSM303DLHC, ST MEMs system-in-package featuring a 3D digital linear acceleration sensor and a 3D digital magnetic sensor

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External application power supply: 3V and 5V LIS302DL, ST MEMS motion sensor, 3-axis digital output accelerometer MP45DT02, ST MEMS audio sensor, omnidirectional digital microphone CS43L22, audio DAC with integrated class D speaker driver

It looks like the F3 board has the gyroscope and mag sensor, but the F4 has nicer audio stuff.

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That's why I got the F3, but the F4 has USB OTG which the F3 lacks. F4 also has a USB CDC (Virtual COM port or VCP) example too, which the F3 lacks; I'm in the process of building one. Shouldn't be too hard, starting from the HID Joystick example that ST provides.

I bought it to control a digital radio chip in a hand-held direction finding sniffer (for which the IMU will know the direction) but I might wind up adding an RF stage, VFO, mixer and downconvert to 50KHz to do the rest as an SDR in the F3... maybe.

Clifford Heath.

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If you can wait a bit, then this board might be suitable. (Apparently will be available in January)

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Regards Anton Erasmus

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What is wrong with the STM32F3 Discovery? It has gyros, acceleroter and magnetometer...

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