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Question regarding RS232 Serial data output with STM32F4

Question asked by anton.bogdan on Aug 16, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2014 by beardsley.reginald

my experience with serial comunication is very poor,  after six months of "pain" trying to implement some AHRS algorithms, now i want to port that data to matlab for example, but i need every dataset to be in its own separate row when i send it to serial

#define GPIO_RS232_TX             GPIO_Pin_6
#define GPIO_RS232_RX             GPIO_Pin_7
#define baudrate 9600
void serial_init(){    // serial usart module & pins initialization
GPIO_InitTypeDef GPIO_InitStruct;
USART_InitTypeDef USART_InitStruct;
GPIO_InitStruct.GPIO_Pin =  GPIO_RS232_TX | GPIO_RS232_RX ;
GPIO_InitStruct.GPIO_PuPd = GPIO_PuPd_UP;
GPIO_InitStruct.GPIO_Speed = GPIO_Speed_50MHz;
GPIO_InitStruct.GPIO_OType = GPIO_OType_OD;
GPIO_InitStruct.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_AF;
GPIO_Init(GPIOB, &GPIO_InitStruct); 
//Pins modules asigment
GPIO_PinAFConfig(GPIOB, GPIO_PinSource6, GPIO_AF_USART1); // Serial TX
GPIO_PinAFConfig(GPIOB, GPIO_PinSource7, GPIO_AF_USART1); // Serial Rx
USART_InitStruct.USART_BaudRate = baudrate;             // the baudrate is set to the value we passed into this init function
USART_InitStruct.USART_WordLength = USART_WordLength_8b;// we want the data frame size to be 8 bits (standard)
USART_InitStruct.USART_StopBits = USART_StopBits_1;     // we want 1 stop bit (standard)
USART_InitStruct.USART_Parity = USART_Parity_No;        // we don't want a parity bit (standard)
USART_InitStruct.USART_HardwareFlowControl = USART_HardwareFlowControl_None; // we don't want flow control (standard)
USART_InitStruct.USART_Mode = USART_Mode_Tx | USART_Mode_Rx; // we want to enable the transmitter and the receiver
USART_Init(USART1, &USART_InitStruct);                  // again all the properties are passed to the USART_Init function which takes care of all the bit setting
// Usart_interrupt_enable()    
//// function just to send data
void serial_out(USART_TypeDef* USARTx, volatile char *s){
        // wait until data register is empty
        while( !(USARTx->SR & 0x00000040) );
        USART_SendData(USARTx, *s);
    }  }

for example i have 3 sets of chars
char txt1;
char txt2
char txt3
for each of them i use the serial out function like bellow:
serial_out(USART1, txt1);
serial_out(USART1, txt2);
serial_out(USART1, txt3);
The data is recived by the PC trough a serial-usb converter, and the problem is how to align every character ser in separate row
for example i want every txtX on its own raw

At the moment if i read the data, they are all on the same row... How can i separte them?

My current code using inemo and output via chars and then to serial
float RoLl=xEulerAngles.m_fRoll* 180.0f / 3.141592f;
float Pici=xEulerAngles.m_fPitch * 180.0f / 3.141592f;
float YaW=xEulerAngles.m_fYaw * 180.0f / 3.141592f;
//converts to string
//sends the strings to rs-232