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STM32MP15 Evaluation boards - Starter Package

Applicable for STM32MP15x lines


This article shows how to start up a STM32MP157x-EV1 More info green.png Evaluation boards (high-end development platforms for the STM32MP15 microprocessor devices). It is valid for the STM32MP157A-EV1 Warning.png, STM32MP157C-EV1 Warning.png and STM32MP157F-EV1 More info green.png Evaluation boards: the part numbers are specified in the STM32MP15 microprocessor part numbers article.

It lists the required material, points to the board features description, and gives the step-by-step process to set up the system.

Finally, it proposes to run some basic use cases and to discover some of the board capabilities.

1. Starter Package content[edit source]

If you are not yet familiar with the STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution and its Packages, please read the following articles:

If you are already familiar with the Starter Package for the STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution, the fast links to essential commands might interest you.


To sum up, this Starter Package provides:

  • the software image for the STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution, which includes:
    • the binaries for the OpenSTLinux distribution
    • one or more firmware example(s) for the STM32Cube MPU Package
  • the tool (STM32CubeProgrammer) to install this image on the STM32MP15 Evaluation board
Components of the Starter Package

2. Starter Package step-by-step overview[edit source]

The following steps are required to get the STM32MP15 Evaluation board up and running:
Checking the material
Assembling the board
Installing the tools
Downloading the image and flashing it on the board
Booting the board


Once these steps are achieved, you are able to:

3. Checking the material[edit source]

Mandatory

PC Linux or Windows operating systems. See PC prerequisites for more details on the required configurations
STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board High-end development platform for the STM32MP15 microprocessor device including:
Power supply Power supply block (5V, 3A) for the MB1263 daughterboard
MicroSD card It is populated with OpenSTLinux distribution (Linux software), and provides extra storage capacity. A 2-Gbyte minimum MicroSD card is needed
USB micro-B cable It connects the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board to the PC through the USB micro-B (ST-LINK/V2-1) connector
USB micro-AB cable It connects the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board to an USB OTG device through the USB micro-AB connector


Optional

USB keyboard and mouse Thanks to the USB type A connectors, the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board can be equipped with a full-size keyboard and mouse
Ethernet cable It can connect the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board to a network through the RJ45 connector
RS232 cable It can connect the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board to the PC through the UART connector as an alternative of the ST-LINK/V2-1 connection
CAN cable It can connect the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board to CAN devices through the CAN FD/TT connectors
Trace cable It can connect the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board to an external tool through the Trace connector
JTAG cable It can connect the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board to an external tool through the JTAG connector

Optionally, devices and extension boards might be plugged to the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board thanks to connectors such as:

  • the Ethernet daughterboard connector
  • the GPIO expansion connector
  • the Motor control connector
  • ...



The following figure shows the material not included in STM32MP15 Evaluation board package, that is used in this Starter Package.

Recommended material for this Starter Package

4. Assembling the board[edit source]

The STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation boards packages (STM32MP157A-EV1 Warning.png, STM32MP157D-EV1 More info green.png, STM32MP157C-EV1 Warning.png and STM32MP157F-EV1 More info green.png) include all the items listed below.

Out of the STM32MP157x-EV1 box
STM32MP157A-EV1 shown here (picture is not contractual)
Position Description
1 MB1262 motherboard
2 MB1263 daughterboard
3 MB1230 DSI 720p display
4 MB1379 daughterboard camera (OmniVision OV5640 camera sensor)
5 microSD card
6 Power supply block (5V, 3A)


The following figures explain how to assemble these different items to get the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation boards.

STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board assembly
STM32MP157A-EV1 shown here (picture is not contractual)
STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board assembled
STM32MP157A-EV1 shown here (picture is not contractual)


5. Installing the tools[edit source]

5.1. Installing the STM32CubeProgrammer tool[edit source]

STM32CubeProgrammer for Linux® host PC STM32CubeProgrammer for Windows® host PC
Download
  • Go on st.com to download the STM32CubeProgrammer software

Version v2.17.0

  • Download the archive file on your host PC in a temporary directory
  • Uncompress the archive file to get the STM32CubeProgrammer installers:


unzip en.stm32cubeprog.zip

Installation
  • Execute the Linux installer, which guides you through the installation process.
$> ./SetupSTM32CubeProgrammer-2.17.0.linux
  • The path to the STM32CubeProgrammer binary must be added to the PATH environment variable
    • either in each Terminal program in which the STM32CubeProgrammer binary needs to be used, using the following command:
$> export PATH=<my STM32CubeProgrammer install directory>/bin:$PATH
  • or once for all by creating a link to the STM32CubeProgrammer binary in a directory already present in PATH. For example, if "/home/bin" is in the PATH environment variable, run the following command:
$> ln -s <my STM32CubeProgrammer install directory>/bin/STM32_Programmer_CLI /home/bin/STM32_Programmer_CLI
  • Execute the Windows installer, which guides you through the installation process.
User manual
Detailed release note
  • Details about the content of this tool version are available from ST web site at Release Note .


5.2. Preparing the USB serial link for flashing[edit source]

It is recommended to use the USB (in DFU mode) for flashing rather than the UART, which is too slow.

Below indications on how to install the USB in DFU mode under Linux and Windows OS, respectively.

  • For Linux host PC or Windows host PC with VMWare:

The libusb1.0 package (including USB DFU mode) must be installed to be able to connect to the board via the USB port. This is achieved by typing the following command from the host PC terminal:

 sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0

To allow STM32CubeProgrammer to access the USB port through low-level commands, proceed as follows:

 cd <your STM32CubeProgrammer install directory>/Drivers/rules 
sudo cp *.* /etc/udev/rules.d/
  • For Windows host PC:

Run the “STM32 Bootloader.bat” file to install the STM32CubeProgrammer DFU driver and activate the STM32 microprocessor device in USB DFU mode. This driver (installed by STM32 Bootloader.bat) is provided within the STM32CubeProgrammer release package. It is located in the DFU driver folder, \Drivers\DFU_Driver.

In case of issue, refer to How to proceed when the DFU driver installation fails on Windows host PC.

To validate the installation, the DFU driver functionality can be verified by following the FAQ instructions provided in how to check if the DFU driver is functional.

6. Downloading the image and flashing it on the board[edit source]

6.1. Image download[edit source]

Warning white.png Warning
Only microSD cards SanDisk Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 1 are verified. Others are not recommended.
  • The STM32MP1 image (binaries) is delivered through one tarball file named
    • en.flash-stm32mp1-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26.tar.gz for STM32MP135x-DK More info green.png, STM32MP157x-DKx More info green.png and STM32MP157x-EV1 More info green.png

  • Download and install the STM32MP1 image (binaries):

The software package is provided AS IS, and by downloading it, you agree to be bound to the terms of the software license agreement (SLA0048). The detailed content licenses can be found here.

STM32MP1 Starter Package image - STM32MP1-Ecosystem-v5.1.0 release
Download
  • Go on st.com to download the STM32MP1 Starter Package image, en.flash-stm32mp1-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26.tar.gz file.
Installation
cd <working directory path>/Starter-Package
  • Download the tarball file in this directory
  • Uncompress the tarball file to get the binaries for the different partitions of the image, and the Flash layout files:
tar xvf en.flash-stm32mp1-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26.tar.gz
Release note

Details of the content of this software package are available in the associated STM32 MPU OpenSTLinux release note.
Archive box.png If you are interested in older releases, please have a look into the section Archives

  • The binaries and the Flash layout files are in the <Starter Package installation directory>/stm32mp1-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26/images/stm32mp1/ directory:
stm32mp1
├── arm-trusted-firmware                       TF-A binaries for FSBL partitions and supported boot chains
│   ├── metadata.bin                           Meta data binary for METADATA partition for the supported boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp135f-dk-optee-sdcard.stm32       TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP135F-DK → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp135f-dk-uart.stm32         TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP135F-DK → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp135f-dk-usb.stm32          TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP135F-DK → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-dk1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157A-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-dk1-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157A-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-dk1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157A-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-emmc.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (eMMC boot device) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-nand.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NAND boot device) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-nor.stm32         TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NOR boot device) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157a-ev1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-dk2-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-dk2-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-dk2-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ed1-optee-emmc.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (eMMC boot device) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ed1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ed1-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ed1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-emmc.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (eMMC boot device) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-nand.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NAND boot device) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-nor.stm32         TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NOR boot device) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-dk1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157D-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-dk1-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157D-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-dk1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157D-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-ev1-optee-emmc.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (eMMC boot device) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-ev1-optee-nand.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NAND boot device) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-ev1-nor.stm32         TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NOR boot device) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-ev1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-ev1-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157d-ev1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157F-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157F-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157F-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ed1-optee-emmc.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (eMMC boot device) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ed1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ed1-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ed1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-emmc.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (eMMC boot device) for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-nand.stm32        TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NAND boot device) for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-nor.stm32         TF-A binary for FSBL partition (NOR boot device) for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-sdcard.stm32      TF-A binary for FSBL partition (microSD card boot device) for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ev1-uart.stm32        TF-A binary for uart serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   └── tf-a-stm32mp157f-ev1-usb.stm32         TF-A binary for usb serial boot mode (STM32CubeProgrammer) for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
├── fip                                     FIP binaries for FIP partitions and supported boot chains
│   ├── fip-stm32mp135f-dk-fastboot-sdcard.bin        FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP135F-DK → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp135f-dk-optee-sdcard.bin           FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP135F-DK → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-dk1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157A-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-dk1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157A-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-ev1-fastboot-emmc.bin         FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-ev1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-emmc.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-nand.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nand) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-nor.bin             FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nor) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157a-ev1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-dk2-fastboot-emmc.bin         FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-dk2-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-dk2-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ed1-fastboot-emmc.bin         FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ed1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ed1-optee-emmc.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ed1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ev1-fastboot-emmc.bin         FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ev1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-emmc.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-nand.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nand) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-nor.bin             FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nor) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-dk1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157D-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-dk1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157D-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-ev1-fastboot-emmc.bin         FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-ev1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-ev1-optee-emmc.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-ev1-optee-nand.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nand) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-ev1-optee-nor.bin             FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nor) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157d-ev1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-dk2-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157F-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157F-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ed1-fastboot-emmc.bin         FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ed1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ed1-optee-emmc.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ed1-optee-nand.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nand) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ed1-optee-nor.bin             FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nor) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ed1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ev1-fastboot-emmc.bin         FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ev1-fastboot-sdcard.bin       FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-emmc.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for emmc) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-nand.bin            FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nand) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   ├── fip-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-nor.bin             FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for nor) for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│   └── fip-stm32mp157f-ev1-optee-sdcard.bin          FIP binary for FIP partition (optee boot chain for sdcard) for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
├── flashlayout_st-image-weston                                 Flash layout files (description of the partitions) for the supported boot chains on supported boot devices and boards
│   ├── extensible                                              Flash layout files for microSD card boot device with no userfs partition but a rootfs partition extended to microSD card size
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp135f-dk-optee.tsv         (recommended setup for package repository service) microSD card boot device for STM32MP135F-DK → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157a-dk1-extensible.tsv   (recommended setup for package repository service) microSD card boot device with rootfs partition extended to microSD card size for STM32MP157A-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-dk2-extensible.tsv   (recommended setup for package repository service) microSD card boot device with rootfs partition extended to microSD card size for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157d-dk1-extensible.tsv   (recommended setup for package repository service) microSD card boot device with rootfs partition extended to microSD card size for STM32MP157D-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   │   └── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157f-dk2-extensible.tsv   (recommended setup for package repository service) microSD card boot device with rootfs partition extended to microSD card size for STM32MP157F-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   ├── fastboot                                      Flash layout files for flashing via fastboot
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157a-ev1-fastboot.tsv       eMMC boot device for STM32MP157A-EV1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157c-ed1-fastboot.tsv       eMMC boot device for STM32MP157C-ED1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157c-ev1-fastboot.tsv       eMMC boot device for STM32MP157C-ED1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157d-ev1-fastboot.tsv       eMMC boot device for STM32MP157D-ED1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157f-ed1-fastboot.tsv       eMMC boot device for STM32MP157F-ED1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157f-ev1-fastboot.tsv       eMMC boot device for STM32MP157F-EV1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp135f-dk-fastboot.tsv      microSD card boot device for STM32MP135F-DK → → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157a-dk1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157F-DK1 → → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157a-ev1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157A-EV1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-dk2-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157C-DK2 → → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ed1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157C-ED1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157C-EV1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157d-dk1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157D-DK1 → → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157d-ev1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157D-ED1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157f-dk2-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157F-DK2 → → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│   │   ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157f-ed1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157F-ED1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   │   └── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157f-ev1-fastboot.tsv     microSD card boot device for STM32MP157F-EV1 → → STM32MP15 Evaluation kits
│   └── optee                                                   Flash layout files for optee boot chain
│       ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157a-ev1-optee.tsv          eMMC boot device for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157c-ed1-optee.tsv          eMMC boot device for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.tsv          eMMC boot device for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157d-ev1-optee.tsv          eMMC boot device for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157f-ed1-optee.tsv          eMMC boot device for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_emmc_stm32mp157f-ev1-optee.tsv          eMMC boot device for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nand-4-256_stm32mp157a-ev1-optee.tsv    NAND boot device for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nand-4-256_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.tsv    NAND boot device for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nand-4-256_stm32mp157d-ev1-optee.tsv    NAND boot device for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nand-4-256_stm32mp157f-ev1-optee.tsv    NAND boot device for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nor-sdcard_stm32mp157a-ev1-optee.tsv    NOR boot device and microSD card device for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nor-sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.tsv    NOR boot device and microSD card device for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nor-sdcard_stm32mp157d-ev1-optee.tsv    NOR boot device and microSD card device for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_nor-sdcard_stm32mp157f-ev1-optee.tsv    NOR boot device and microSD card device for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp135f-dk-optee.tsv         (recommended setup) microSD card boot device for STM32MP135F-DK → STM32MP13 Discovery kits
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157a-dk1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157A-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157a-ev1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157A-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-dk2-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157C-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ed1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157C-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157C-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157d-dk1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157D-DK1 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157d-ev1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157D-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157f-dk2-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157F-DK2 → STM32MP15 Discovery kits
│       ├── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157f-ed1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157F-ED1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation daughter boards
│       └── FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157f-ev1-optee.tsv        microSD card boot device for STM32MP157F-EV1 → STM32MP15 Evaluation boards
├── scripts
│   └── create_sdcard_from_flashlayout.sh
├── st-image-bootfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4                            Binary for bootfs partition on eMMC and microSD card devices
├── st-image-bootfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.manifest
├── st-image-userfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4                            Binary for userfs partition on eMMC and microSD card devices
├── st-image-userfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.manifest
├── st-image-vendorfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4                          Binary for vendorfs partition on eMMC and microSD card devices
├── st-image-vendorfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.manifest
├── st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4                            Binary for rootfs partition on eMMC and microSD card devices
├── st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.license
├── st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1-license_content.html            License summary for all packages needed to feed all partitions
├── st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.manifest
└── st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1_nand_4_256_multivolume.ubi      Binary for bootfs, vendorfs, rootfs and userfs partitions on NAND device


6.2. Image flashing[edit source]

6.2.1. Via STM32CubeProgrammer tool[edit source]

The STM32CubeProgrammer tool is used to flash the STM32MP15 Evaluation board with the downloaded image.

Several Flash devices (microSD, eMMC...) are available on this board: see the STM32 MPU Flash mapping article if you want to know more about the supported Flash memory technologies, and the Flash partitions. The steps below consider the microSD card as the Flash device.

As explained in the boot chain overview, the optee boot chain is the default solution delivered by STMicroelectronics. Thus, the steps below use the image for the optee boot chain.


Let's flash the downloaded image on the microSD card:

  • Remove the jumper JP1 (1)
  • Set the boot switches (2) to the off position
  • Connect the USB micro-AB (OTG) port (3) to the host PC that contains the downloaded image
  • Insert the delivered microSD card into the dedicated slot (4)
  • Connect the delivered power supply to the power connector (5) of the MB1263 daughterboard
  • Press the reset button (6) to reset the board


Evaluation board connections for flashing
STM32MP157A-EV1 shown here (picture is not contractual)


  • Go to the Starter Package directory that contains the binaries and the Flash layout files
 cd <Starter Package installation directory>/stm32mp1-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26/images/stm32mp1
If you have followed the the proposition to organize the working directory, the command is
 cd Starter-Package/stm32mp1-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26/images/stm32mp1
Info white.png Information
The commands below are for a Linux host PC; however, they are similar for a Windows host PC except that STM32_Programmer_CLI is replaced by STM32_Programmer_CLI.exe.
  • Check that the STM32CubeProgrammer tool is installed and accessible; if not, go to the installation procedure (installing the tools)
 STM32_Programmer_CLI --h
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
                        STM32CubeProgrammer <tool version>                  
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Get the device port location for the USB link
 STM32_Programmer_CLI -l usb
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
                        STM32CubeProgrammer <tool version>                  
      -------------------------------------------------------------------


Total number of available STM32 device in DFU mode: 1

  Device Index           : USB1
  USB Bus Number         : 002
  USB Address Number     : 002
  Product ID             : DFU in HS Mode @Device ID /0x500, @Revision ID /0x0000
  Serial number          : 000000000000
  Firmware version       : 0x011a
  Device ID              : 0x0500
  • Flash the microSD card with the image for the optee boot chain
 STM32_Programmer_CLI -c port=usb1 -w flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.tsv
This operation takes several minutes (mainly depending of the rootfs size). A successful flashing outputs the following log:
Info white.png Information
Please note that the logs that you will obtain, might be slightly different, especially if you use a different software release.
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
                        STM32CubeProgrammer <tool version>
      -------------------------------------------------------------------



USB speed   : High Speed (480MBit/s)
Manuf. ID   : STMicroelectronics
Product ID  : DFU in HS Mode @Device ID /0x500, @Revision ID /0x0000
SN          : 000000000000
DFU protocol: 1.1
Board       : --
Device ID   : 0x0500
Device name : STM32MP15xx
Device type : MPU
Revision ID : --
Device CPU  : Cortex-A7

Start Embedded Flashing service



Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-usb.stm32
  File          : tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-usb.stm32
  Size          : 220.41 KB 
  Partition ID  : 0x01 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:01.814

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x01 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x01


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: fip-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.bin
  File          : fip-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.bin
  Size          : 1.40 MB 
  Partition ID  : 0x03 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:02.449

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x03 

Reconnecting the device ...

USB speed   : High Speed (480MBit/s)
Manuf. ID   : STMicroelectronics
Product ID  : USB download gadget@Device ID /0x500, @Revision ID /0x2001, @Name /STM32MP157FAC Rev.Z,
SN          : 0049002C3438511836383238
DFU protocol: 1.1
Board       : --
Device ID   : 0x0500
Device name : STM32MP157FAC Rev.Z
Device type : MPU
Device CPU  : Cortex-A7
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x03

Flashlayout Programming ...
[==================================================] 100% 
Running Flashlayout Partition ...

Reconnecting the device ...

USB speed   : High Speed (480MBit/s)
Manuf. ID   : STMicroelectronics
Product ID  : USB download gadget@Device ID /0x500, @Revision ID /0x2001, @Name /STM32MP157FAC Rev.Z,
SN          : 0049002C3438511836383238
DFU protocol: 1.1
Board       : --
Device ID   : 0x0500
Device name : STM32MP157FAC Rev.Z
Device type : MPU
Device CPU  : Cortex-A7
Flashlayout partition started successfully


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.stm32
  File          : tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.stm32
  Size          : 224.44 KB 
  Partition ID  : 0x04 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:00.219

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x04 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x04


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.stm32
  File          : tf-a-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.stm32
  Size          : 224.44 KB 
  Partition ID  : 0x05 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:00.227

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x05 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x05


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: metadata.bin
  File          : metadata.bin
  Size          : 120.00 B 
  Partition ID  : 0x06 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:00.006

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x06 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x06


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: metadata.bin
  File          : metadata.bin
  Size          : 120.00 B 
  Partition ID  : 0x07 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:00.006

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x07 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x07


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: fip-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.bin
  File          : fip-stm32mp157f-dk2-optee-sdcard.bin
  Size          : 1.40 MB 
  Partition ID  : 0x08 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:01.677

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x08 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x08


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: st-image-bootfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  File          : st-image-bootfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  Size          : 64.00 MB 
  Partition ID  : 0x10 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:01:20.335

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x10 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x10


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: st-image-vendorfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  File          : st-image-vendorfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  Size          : 16.00 MB 
  Partition ID  : 0x11 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:00:22.228

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x11 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x11


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  File          : st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  Size          : 614.92 MB 
  Partition ID  : 0x12 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:13:08.261

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x12 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x12


Memory Programming ...
Opening and parsing file: st-image-userfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  File          : st-image-userfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4
  Size          : 128.00 MB 
  Partition ID  : 0x13 

Download in Progress:
[==================================================] 100% 

File download complete
Time elapsed during download operation: 00:02:45.173

RUNNING Program ... 
  PartID:      :0x13 
Start operation done successfully at partition 0x13
Flashing service completed successfully


Go see the STM32CubeProgrammer article:

  • to use another Flash device than the microSD card one
  • to know more about the flashing operation

6.2.2. Via microSD card raw image script[edit source]

For microSD card, you can create a raw image with the script available with images and after populate the microSD card.

Step for flashing an image:

  • create a raw image with the tsv file associated to the board
  • populate the microSD card with a raw tools

On images directory, a script is available to help you to create a raw image, scripts/create_sdcard_from_flashlayout.sh.
The script parameters:

  • Flashlayout tsv file.
  • --compress : to compress the raw image

Script environment variables:

  • DEVICE: name of device on which the raw image will be writed (variable used to generate help at end of script execution)
  • SDCARD_SIZE: size of sdcard (size on MB)
  • ROOTFS_SIZE: size of rootfs (size on MB) which permit to extend the size of rootfs partition.

Let's start by creating a raw image for stm32mp157c-ev1 board:

./scripts/create_sdcard_from_flashlayout.sh flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.tsv

if you know the device on which the raw image will be copied you can specified it like this (here the microSD card is availabele via /dev/sda)

DEVICE=/dev/sda ./scripts/create_sdcard_from_flashlayout.sh flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.tsv
Create Raw empty image: flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/../../FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.raw of 5120MB
Create partition table:
[CREATED] part 01:      fsbl1 [partition size 256.0 KiB]
[CREATED] part 02:      fsbl2 [partition size 256.0 KiB]
[CREATED] part 03:  metadata1 [partition size 256.0 KiB]
[CREATED] part 04:  metadata2 [partition size 256.0 KiB]
[CREATED] part 05:      fip-a [partition size 4.0 MiB]
[CREATED] part 06:      fip-b [partition size 4.0 MiB]
[CREATED] part 07: u-boot-env [partition size 512.0 KiB]
[CREATED] part 08:     bootfs [partition size 64.0 MiB]
[CREATED] part 09:   vendorfs [partition size 16.0 MiB]
[CREATED] part 10:     rootfs [partition size 4.0 GiB]
[CREATED] part 11:     userfs [partition size 934.5 MiB]

Partition table from flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/../../FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.raw
Disk flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/../../FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.raw: 10485760 sectors, 5.0 GiB
Sector size (logical): 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): F254D924-EAA4-452C-9B35-121179726EEF
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
Main partition table begins at sector 2 and ends at sector 33
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 10485726
Partitions will be aligned on 2-sector boundaries
Total free space is 0 sectors (0 bytes)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
   1              34             545   256.0 KiB   8301  fsbl1
   2             546            1057   256.0 KiB   8301  fsbl2
   3            1058            1569   256.0 KiB   FFFF  metadata1
   4            1570            2081   256.0 KiB   FFFF  metadata2
   5            2082           10273   4.0 MiB     FFFF  fip-a
   6           10274           18465   4.0 MiB     FFFF  fip-b
   7           18466           19489   512.0 KiB   FFFF  u-boot-env
   8           19490          150561   64.0 MiB    8300  bootfs
   9          150562          183329   16.0 MiB    8300  vendorfs
  10          183330         8571937   4.0 GiB     8300  rootfs
  11         8571938        10485726   934.5 MiB   8300  userfs

Partition GUID code: 19D5DF83-11B0-457B-BE2C-7559C13142A5 (Unknown)
Partition unique GUID: 4FD84C93-54EF-463F-A7EF-AE25FF887087
First sector: 2082 (at 1.0 MiB)
Last sector: 10273 (at 5.0 MiB)
Partition size: 8192 sectors (4.0 MiB)
Attribute flags: 0000000000000000
Partition name: 'fip-a'

Partition GUID code: 19D5DF83-11B0-457B-BE2C-7559C13142A5 (Unknown)
Partition unique GUID: 09C54952-D5BF-45AF-ACEE-335303766FB3
First sector: 10274 (at 5.0 MiB)
Last sector: 18465 (at 9.0 MiB)
Partition size: 8192 sectors (4.0 MiB)
Attribute flags: 0000000000000000
Partition name: 'fip-b'

Partition GUID code: 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4 (Linux filesystem)
Partition unique GUID: E91C4E10-16E6-4C0E-BD0E-77BECF4A3582
First sector: 183330 (at 89.5 MiB)
Last sector: 8571937 (at 4.1 GiB)
Partition size: 8388608 sectors (4.0 GiB)
Attribute flags: 0000000000000000
Partition name: 'rootfs'

Populate raw image with image content:
[ FILLED ] part 01:      fsbl1, image: arm-trusted-firmware/tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-sdcard.stm32 
[ FILLED ] part 02:      fsbl2, image: arm-trusted-firmware/tf-a-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-sdcard.stm32 
[ FILLED ] part 03:  metadata1, image: arm-trusted-firmware/metadata.bin 
[ FILLED ] part 04:  metadata2, image: arm-trusted-firmware/metadata.bin 
[ FILLED ] part 05:      fip-a, image: fip/fip-stm32mp157c-ev1-optee-sdcard.bin 
[ FILLED ] part 08:     bootfs, image: st-image-bootfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4 
[ FILLED ] part 09:   vendorfs, image: st-image-vendorfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4 
[ FILLED ] part 10:     rootfs, image: st-image-weston-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4 
[ FILLED ] part 11:     userfs, image: st-image-userfs-openstlinux-weston-stm32mp1.ext4 

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RAW IMAGE generated: flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/../../FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.raw

WARNING: before to use the command dd, please umount all the partitions
	associated to SDCARD.
    sudo umount `lsblk --list | grep sda | grep part | gawk '{ print $7 }' | tr '\n' ' '`

To put this raw image on sdcard:
    sudo dd if=flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/../../FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.raw of=/dev/sda bs=8M conv=fdatasync status=progress

(sda can be replaced by:
     sdX if it's a device dedicated to receive the raw image 
          (where X can be a, b, c, d, e)

To mount bootfs partition:
     udisksctl mount -b /dev/disk/by-partlabel/bootfs

After the dd command you can verify if copy are correctly done and partitions take into account
     sgdisk /dev/sda -p
     sgdisk /dev/sda -v
if '-v' command indicate a problem, please execute the following command:
     sgdisk /dev/sda -e

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One time the raw image is created, the microSD card can be populated via the command described on trace:

dd if=flashlayout_st-image-weston/optee/../../FlashLayout_sdcard_stm32mp157c-ev1-optee.raw of=/dev/sda bs=8M conv=fdatasync status=progres
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You must adapt the command to the device available on your PC, here /dev/sda correspond to microSD card but it can be /dev/sdX or /dev/mmcblkX.

Go see the How_to_populate_the_SD_card_with_dd_command article for more information.


7. Booting the board[edit source]

Now that the image is flashed on the STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board, let's finalize the system configuration:

  • Step 1: check the configuration of the switches and jumpers:
    • The boot related switches must be configured so that the device (e.g. microSD card ) on which the image has been flashed is selected as boot source.
    • The jumpers related to the UART4 of the STM32MP15 microprocessor device must be set so that UART4 is used by the ST-LINK/V2-1 controller (7)
The figure below shows the boot switches for the recommended boot from microSD card.
Boot from microSD card
  • Step 2: (optionally) connect a USB keyboard and/or a USB mouse (not provided) using the USB type-A ports (10 and 11).
  • Step 3: (optionally) connect an Ethernet cable (not provided) to the dedicated connector (13).


MB1262 motherboardMB1263 daughterboard: STM32MP157x 18x18  PMIC  DDR3MB1230 DSI 720p displayMB1379 daughterboard cameraMicroSD card slotMB1263 power 5V-3AUSB micro-B (ST-LINK/V2-1) → PC virtual COM port and debugDisplay ledsReset button2 x USB type A (host) → E.g. mouse  keyboard  USB driver...2 x USB type A (host) → E.g. mouse  Keyboard  USB driver...UART → PC consoleEthernet → Network
STM32MP157x-EV1 Evaluation board connections

STM32MP157A-EV1 shown here (picture is not contractual)



  • Step 4: if the Flash device is a microSD card, check that it is inserted into the dedicated slot (5).
  • Step 5: connect the delivered power supply (5V, 3A) to the power connector (6) of the MB1263 daughterboard. Check that the display board (MB1230) is well connected. In this case, the 2 green LEDs (8) are switched on.
  • Step 6: (optionally) install and configure a remote Terminal program (e.g. Minicom on Ubuntu Linux PC or Tera Term on Windows PC) onto your host PC, and connect
    • either 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 port (recommended method)
    • or the RS232 UART4 connector (12) to the host PC that runs a Terminal program with COM1 port.
      • the ST-LINK/V2-1 USB micro-B port (7) and the RS232 UART4 connector (12) cannot be used simultaneously: see how to set the JP4 and JP5 jumpers to select one of the two configurations
  • Step 7: press the reset button (9) to reset the board

The board boots and the system will be available after few seconds.



8. Checking the boot sequence[edit source]

Assuming you have performed the optional step 6 above, the information (coming successively from the TF-A, OP-TEE OS, U-Boot and the Linux operating system that is booting on the board), should be displayed on the host PC Terminal.

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The information displayed below might differ from that on your own application, and should just be considered as an example.
First information scrolled on the remote Terminal during boot
Last information scrolled on the remote Terminal during boot

In parallel, a U-Boot splash screen picture is displayed on the DSI display (if one is connected to the board).DSI U-Boot splash screen.png

A user space graphical boot splash screen (PSplash) picture is then briefly displayed on the HDMI monitor if one is connected to the board, or otherwise on the DSI display (if one is connected to the board).DSI user splash screen.png

When the boot process is complete, the launcher application is shown on the HDMI monitor if one is connected to the board, or otherwise on the DSI display (if one is connected to the board).

More detail about this launcher application in GTK demo launcher page.

9. Mouse, keyboard and Ethernet hot-plugs[edit source]

Let's assume that the optional step 2 and step 3 were not achieved when setting up the system above.

When connecting a USB mouse, the following information is displayed by the Terminal program:

[  926.786326] usb 2-1.1: new low-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-platform
[  926.961413] input: Logitech Optical USB Mouse as /devices/platform/soc/5800d000.usbh-ehci/usb2/2-1/2-1.1/2-1.1:1.0/0003:046D:C016.0001/input/input2
[  926.975098] hid-generic 0003:046D:C016.0001: input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech Optical USB Mouse] on usb-5800d000.usbh-ehci-1.1/input0


When connecting a USB keyboard, the following information is displayed by the Terminal program:

[ 1009.026567] usb 2-1.3: new low-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-platform
[ 1009.193990] input: Dell Dell USB Keyboard as /devices/platform/soc/5800d000.usbh-ehci/usb2/2-1/2-1.3/2-1.3:1.0/0003:413C:2003.0002/input/input3
[ 1009.280101] hid-generic 0003:413C:2003.0002: input: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Dell Dell USB Keyboard] on usb-5800d000.usbh-ehci-1.3/input0


When connecting an Ethernet cable, the following information is displayed by the Terminal program:

[ 1215.356377] stm32-dwmac 5800a000.ethernet end0: Link is Up - 1Gbps/Full - flow control rx/tx
[ 1215.363377] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): end0: link becomes ready
[ 1215.391068] Link is Up - 1000/Half

or on STM32MP13x lines More info.png for the second Ethernet interface

[  117.370989] stm32-dwmac 5800e000.eth2 end1: Link is Up - 100Mbps/Full - flow control rx/tx
[  117.377950] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): end1: link becomes ready

10. Remote and local Terminal programs[edit source]

As already explained in the step 6 above, a remote Terminal program can be installed and configured on your host PC in order to communicate with the board through a serial link or an Ethernet link: see How to get Terminal.

The remote Terminal on your host PC can be used to enter command lines, as shown below with the ip command to query the network interface parameters:

Example of command (ip) executed on the remote Terminal program


A local Terminal program can be launched directly on the board. Click on the small icon at the top left corner of the display (see the red arrow on the figure below):

Icon to launch a local Terminal program
Wayland Terminal program


Then the on-board Wayland Terminal can be used to directly enter command lines as shown below, still with the ip addr command to query the network interface parameters:

Example of command (ip addr) executed on the Wayland Terminal program


Consequently, unless an explicit restriction is mentioned, command lines can be run from both Terminals.

Note: in this article, any command executed on the board (through the remote Terminal or the Wayland Terminal) starts with , while any command executed on the host PC starts with .

11. Executing basic commands[edit source]

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The outputs of the commands executed below are examples; the outputs obtained might differ.

11.1. Having a look at the OpenSTLinux directory structure[edit source]

The directory structure and directory contents in the OpenSTLinux distribution is standard. Some details are available in the OpenSTLinux directory structure article.

11.2. Identifying the software running on board[edit source]

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Obviously, what you obtain might differ from what is displayed on the Output example column.

For ecosystem release v5.1.0 More info.png[edit source]

Software How to get its version Output example
TF-A TF-A Version number

NOTICE: BL2: v2.8-stm32mp1-r1.1(debug):lts-v2.8.15-dirty

U-Boot See the version displayed in the console

2022.10-stm32mp-r2 [...]

Linux kernel
cat /proc/version

Linux version 6.1.82 (xxxx@yyyy) (arm-ostl-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) 12.3.0 ) [...]

GCC
cat /proc/version

Linux version 6.1.82 (xxxx@yyyy) (arm-ostl-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) 12.3.0) [...]

Yocto Project
grep DISTRO_CODENAME /etc/build

DISTRO_CODENAME = mickledore

Weston
weston --version

weston 11.0.1

GStreamer
gst-play-1.0 --version

GStreamer 1.22.6

GPU (only on STM32MP15x lines More info.png)
cat /sys/kernel/debug/gc/version

6.4.15.6.691815 built [...]

11.3. Configuration tips[edit source]

11.4. Getting board IP address[edit source]

Prerequisite: your board is connected to your local network through the Ethernet connector (see step 3).

ip addr show end0                                                                           
3: end0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet xx.xx.xx.xx/xx brd xx.xx.xx.xx scope global dynamic end0
       valid_lft 159045sec preferred_lft 159045sec
    inet6 xxxx::xx:xx:xx:xx/xx scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
  • Get the IP address of your board with the ifconfig Linux command line (a deprecated but well-known command):
ifconfig end0
end0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
          inet addr:xx.xx.xx.xx  Bcast:xx.xx.xx.xx  Mask:255.255.252.0
          inet6 addr: xxxx::xx:xx:xx:xx/xx Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2619 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1311 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:353250 (344.9 KiB)  TX bytes:118305 (115.5 KiB)
          Interrupt:247

11.5. Copying a file from your host PC to your board (and reciprocally)[edit source]

11.6. Miscellaneous commands[edit source]

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The outputs of the commands executed below are examples; the outputs that you obtain might differ.

11.6.1. Printing distribution specific information[edit source]

cat /etc/os-release 
ID=openstlinux-weston
NAME="ST OpenSTLinux - Weston - (A Yocto Project Based Distro)"
VERSION="4.2.4-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26 (Mickledore)"
VERSION_ID=4.2.4-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26
VERSION_CODENAME="mickledore"
PRETTY_NAME="ST OpenSTLinux - Weston - (A Yocto Project Based Distro) 4.2.4-openstlinux-6.1-yocto-mickledore-mpu-v24.06.26 (Mickledore)"

Where:

ID A lower-case string identifying the operating system
NAME A string identifying the operating system
VERSION A string identifying the operating system version, including a release code name
VERSION_ID A lower case string identifying the operating system version
VERSION_CODENAME Code name for the distribution
PRETTY_NAME A full pretty name of the release

11.6.2. Printing system information[edit source]

uname -a
Linux stm32mp1 6.1.82 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 15 18:27:50 UTC 2024 armv7l GNU/Linux

Where:

Linux Kernel name
stm32mp1 Network node hostname
6.1.82 Kernel release
#1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 15 18:27:50 UTC 2024 Kernel version
armv7l Machine hardware name
GNU/Linux Operating system

11.6.3. Printing Linux kernel and GCC versions[edit source]

cat /proc/version
Linux version 6.1.82 (oe-user@oe-host) (arm-ostl-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) 12.3.0, GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.40.0.20230703) #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 15 18:27:50 UTC 2024

Where:

Linux Kernel name
version 6.1.82 Kernel release
(xxxx@yyyy) Person (xxxx) who compiled the kernel, and machine (yyyy) where it happened
(arm-ostl-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) 12.3.0 ) Version of the GCC compiler used to compile the kernel
#1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 15 18:27:50 UTC 2024 Kernel version; type of kernel (SMP) and date and time of the kernel compilation

11.6.4. Printing the amount of disk space available on all mounted file systems[edit source]

df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs         116M     0  116M   0% /dev
/dev/mmcblk0p10  684M  453M  184M  72% /
tmpfs            195M  176K  195M   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs             78M  8.8M   70M  12% /run
tmpfs            4.0M     0  4.0M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs            195M   16K  195M   1% /tmp
/dev/mmcblk0p8    55M   39M   12M  77% /boot
/dev/mmcblk0p9    14M  5.9M  6.8M  47% /vendor
tmpfs            195M   96K  195M   1% /var/volatile
/dev/mmcblk0p11   14G   45M   13G   1% /usr/local
tmpfs             39M  4.0K   39M   1% /run/user/1000
tmpfs             39M     0   39M   0% /run/user/0

Where:

Filesystem Source of the mount point, usually a device
Size Total size in human readable format (e.g. 1K, 234M, 2G)
Used Used size in human readable format
Available Available size in human readable format
Use% Percentage of used size divided by the total size
Mounted on Mount point


Note: the user file system (userfs) and the boot file system (bootfs) are accessible respectively through the /usr/local mounting point, and the /boot mounting point (see Flash partitions for a description of the file systems).


12. Examples[edit source]

12.1. Examples running on Cortex-A7[edit source]

The table below gathers links towards articles proposing examples of peripherals usage.

Link to the example
Playing an audio/video local file
Playing an audio/video stream
Displaying an image
Running a simple 3D example (GPU usage)
Displaying a fullscreen camera preview
Taking a picture

12.2. Examples running on Cortex-M4[edit source]

Please read STM32CubeMP15 Package article.

13. Fast links to essential commands[edit source]

If you are already familiar with the Starter Package for the STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution, fast links to the essential commands are listed below.

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Link to the command
Download and install the latest image
Set boot switches
Flash the image on the microSD card
Start a remote Terminal with Minicom
Get the board IP address
Start a remote Terminal over Ethernet
Copy a file from the host PC to the board over Ethernet

14. How to go further?[edit source]

Now that the image is flashed on the STM32MP15 Evaluation board, you might want to switch to the STM32MPU Developer Package, in order to modify or tune the STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution with your own developments.