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STM32MPU Embedded Software architecture overview

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines, STM32MP15x lines

1 STM32MPU Embedded Software overview[edit source]

The diagram below shows STM32MPU Embedded Software distribution main components:

  • The OpenSTLinux distribution, running on the Arm® Cortex®-A, including:
    • The OpenSTLinux BSP with:
    • The Linux middleware relies on the BSP to provide API to the Applications that typically interact with the user via the display, the touchscreen, etc.
    • On OP-TEE side, the Trusted Applications (TA) relies on the OP-TEE core for secrets operations (not visible from the Linux and STM32Cube MPU Package)
  • The STM32Cube MPU Package is running on the Arm® Cortex®-M, and so only available on STM32MP15x lines More info.png: it is based on HAL drivers and middlewares, like STM32 microcontrollers, completed with coprocessor management for interaction with the Cortex-A.

The OpenSTLinux distribution is generated with OpenEmbedded build framework : the BSP components are modified open source software components, stored on github, whereas the middleware is directly inherited from communities. See our Open Source Software (OSS) philosophy just below for further information.

The figure below is clickable so that the user can directly jump to one of the sub-levels listed above.

STM32CubeMP1 architectureOP-TEE overviewTF-A overviewU-Boot overviewSTM32 MPU Linux kernel overviewBoot chain overviewLinux application frameworks overviewOpenSTLinux BSP architecture overviewOpenSTLinux architecture overviewCategory:Platform configurationSecurity overviewArm Cortex-A7Arm Cortex-M4STM32MP13 microprocessorSTM32MP15 microprocessor
STM32MPU Embedded Software architecture overview.
OpenSTLinux OE legend.png

2 Open Source Software (OSS) philosophy[edit source]

The Open source software source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose[1].
STMicroelectronics maximizes the using of open source software and contributes to those communities. Notice that, due to the software review life cycle, it can take some time before getting all developments accepted in the communities, so STMicroelectronics can also temporarily provide some source code on github[2], until it is merged in the targeted repository.

3 References[edit source]