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USART reception giving problem

Question asked by joshi.vinayak on May 25, 2015

I am using STM32F407 USART HAL driver. I want to receive data one by one using the HAL_UART_Receive_IT() which sets up the device to run an interrupt function when data is received.

Problem is that you have to specify the length of data to read before the interrupt triggers. I plan on sending console like commands of varying length so can't have a fixed length. I assume the only way to do this would be to read single characters at a time and build up a separate string.

The HAL driver seems to have a problem where if you set the HAL_UART_Receive_IT() to receive xnumber of characters, and then try to send more than x characters, there will be an error.