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STM32F4 Bootloader

Question asked by gulden.thomas on Mar 19, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2015 by Edje
Hi,

this is my first post here so I'd like to introduce myself to this community. I'm a development engineer for analog and digital electronics doing a lot of software work, too, especially on Atmel 8bit, PIC 8 and 32bit platforms.
Due to processing power requirements I'd like to give the STM32F4 family a try.

Unfortunately I lack a problem I couldn't find solutions for:

The STM32F4 family contains a hardcoded bootloader which requires to "bootstrap" the boot0 and boot1 pins to choose between starting the application in flash or the bootloader.
Our devices work another way, all my recently used bootloaders for the processor families mentioned above enter the bootloader automatically at every start and wait for a programmable time to receive a "hello"-string from the computer running the firmware update tool. If there is no hello-string received the bootloader goes into timeout and jumps to the application. With this kind of bootloader it is possible to update devices on remote sites cause I don't have to press any buttons / use jumpers for bootstrapping of any pins.

Is there any open source bootloader available for the STM32F4 family using "this way of bootloading"?

Best regards and thanks in advance!

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