Monday, March 21, 2011

List of freely available books

I just came across a list of programming books that are freely available, and it is on

Check it out.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

STM32 Discovery

At the start of this week, I visited Embedded World 2011 in N├╝rnberg. It was a very good traide fair with plenty of demos by the big players, the semiconductor manufacturers, the tools vendors, embedded product developers etc.

One of the things I picked up from ST Microelectronics was the STM32 Discovery board 

The STM32 Discovery board is a simple eval board for the STM32F100RB (datasheet) microcontroller. The STM32 family of microcontrollers has a ARM Cortex M3 as it core. The board normally retails at about USD10, making it a very cheap 32bit eval board.

I haven't had a chance to fire it up, but it should be to start it up to develop some simple application for it.

There are some good resources on the net at