STM32MP13 Discovery kits - starting for the first time

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines


This article presents how to configure and start for the first time an STM32MP135x-DK Warning.png Discovery kit that has just been programmed. It is valid for the STM32MP135F-DK Discovery kit Warning.png: the part numbers are specified in the STM32MP13 microprocessor part numbers article.

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For assistance with starting up the boards, it is recommended to go through the related Starter Package articles: Category:Starter Package

Once the firmware image is programmed on the STM32MP135x-DK Discovery kit, it is possible to finalize the system configuration:

  • Step 1: check the configuration of the switches
    • The figure below shows the position of the boot switches to boot from the microSD™ card.
Boot from microSD™ card
  • Step 2: (optional) connect a USB keyboard and/or a USB mouse (not provided) using the USB Type-A ports (10 and 11)
  • Step 3: (optional) connect an Ethernet cable (not provided) to the dedicated connectors (5 or 6)



MB1635 mother board :STM32MP135F 11x11, PMIC, DDR3MB1723 camera moduleCamera module flat cablemicroSD™ card slotEthernet 2 → NetworkEthernet 1 → NetworkUSB Micro-B (STLINK-V3E) → PC Virtual COM port and debugUSB Type-C© (power 5V-3A)USB Type-C© (DRP)1st dual USB Type-A (host) → keyboard, mouse or USB driver2nd dual USB Type-A (host) → keyboard, mouse or USB driverReset button
STM32MP135F-DK Discovery kit connections. (picture is not contractual)





  • Step 4: check that the microSD™ card is inserted into the dedicated slot (4)
  • Step 5: connect the provided power supply (5 V, 3 A) to the USB Type-C® connector (8)
  • Step 6: (optional) connect the ST-LINK/V2-1 USB Micro-B port (7) to a host PC that runs a terminal program with ST-LINK/V2-1 Virtual COM port (such as Minicom on Ubuntu® Linux® PC or Tera Term on Windows® PC)
  • Step 7: press the reset button (12) to reset the board

The board boots and the system is available after few seconds.