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Size of buffer, used by DMA

Question asked by Khetag Goiaev on Feb 17, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 20, 2018 by Khetag Goiaev

Hello there!


I want to create a library to maintain work of led-strip based on SK6812

The fastest way to make it work (according to some resources: Протокол WS2812B на STM32 без пустых циклов и прерываний. И как сделать правильную радугу / Geektimes (Russian)) is to use PWM timer with DMA.


So, currently, I'm trying to start properly work of led on stm32f4discovery in the following way:

- I used timer TIM4 with PWM on channel 1 (PD12 pin)

- I configured DMA by next way

- I created buffer with data to compare in timer and transmitted it to properly register


int k = 125;
uint32_t buf[k];
uint16_t i;
for(uint16_t i =0; i<k; i++){

buf[i] = i*3;


HAL_TIM_PWM_Start_DMA(&htim4, TIM_CHANNEL_1, (uint32_t *)buf, sizeof(buf));


There are some problems, but PWM lighting exists.

The main problem is that I can't use a buffer with a size bigger than 125. When I try to use bigger buffer led didn't work.


Is there any fundamental error I don't see? I tried to use other settings in DMA and Timer, but nothing changed.


Thank you for answers!