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STM32F401RE Timer setup

Question asked by David on Dec 24, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2016 by David

I'm getting started with the 'F401 device, I'm trying to blink the LED on the Nucleo-F401RE board when Timer2 triggers. I know this is just register level stuff and I'm probably making things harder for myself doing this, but I'd like to get a feel for what's actually happening.

This is what I have so far - I know I'm missing something, but I can't see what. Any thoughts?

// The LED pin shares with TIM2_CH1 / TIM2_ETR alternate functions AF01 according to the data sheet
#include "stm32f4xx.h"
int main (void)
    RCC->AHB1RSTR |= RCC_AHB1RSTR_GPIOARST;              // Reset GPIOA
    RCC->AHB1RSTR = 0;                                   // Exit reset state
    RCC->AHB1ENR |= RCC_AHB1ENR_GPIOAEN;                 // Enable GPIOA clock
    RCC->APB1ENR |= RCC_APB1ENR_TIM2EN;                  // Enable Timer Clock
    GPIOA->MODER |= GPIO_MODER_MODER5_1;                 // Set GPIOA.5 to Alternate function (Took some digging to find this!)
    GPIOA->AFR[0]|= 0x100000;                            // Set Alternate function AF01 on pin 5 (defines seem to be missing?)
    TIM2->PSC = 29999;                                   // I think the counter clock is 84Mhz, divide it down a bit. Prescale = PSC +1
    TIM2->ARR = 1;                                       // Auto start at 1 on roll over
    TIM2->CCR1 = 500;                                    // Value to compare with, 500 seems a nice number...
    TIM2->CCMR1 = TIM_CCMR1_OC1M_0 |TIM_CCMR1_OC1M_1;    // Output changes on channel 1 compare match. Also took some finding!
    TIM2->CCER = TIM_CCER_CC1E;                          // Enable compare
        return 0;