AnsweredAssumed Answered

Comprehension on DMA(concurrent stream, FIFO, burst mode,double buffer)

Question asked by chen.richie on Jun 5, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 6, 2014 by chen.richie

The DMA for stm32F4 series has some advanced functions, could I ask for clarification here?


    Concurrent stream: Can two streams transmit data at the same time? Since one byte transfer is allowed. If the bus width is 32bit, 4 concurrent transmission is possible. Btw, what is the width of the AHB bus for STM32?


    FIFO mode: If concurrent transmission is not possible, I guess FIFO could be used here. FIFO would help to wait data ready from low speed peripherals to DMA without occupying the AHB bus. When a certain amount of data are ready, the chunk of data will be sent to memory together. Is my understanding correct?


Four-word depth 32 first-in, first-out memory buffers (FIFOs) per stream

What does that mean? How many data can be stored in the FIFO? 4 or 4*32?


    Burst mode: What does actually burst mode do? It says in datasheet that 65535 data can be transmitted. What is the relation between 65535 with the burst mode?


    Double buffer mode:


Double-buffer type transactions: double buffer transfers using two
memory pointers for the memory (while the DMA is reading/writing
from/to a buffer, the application can write/read to/from the other
buffer). -----From reference manual of STM32F4

My question is: During the DMA transmission, the AHB bus is not available for Cortex M4, how could the application read from the other buffer?