Tracing on ST STM32L476

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This article describes how to get started with trace on the ST STM32L476 MCU. This article assumes that there is already a basic knowledge about trace in general (what is trace, what different implementations of trace are there, etc.). If this is not the case, we recommend to read Trace chapter in the J-Link User Manual (UM08001). The ST STM32L476 MCU implements tracing via pins , so a J-Trace can be used for tracing.

Minimum requirements

In order to use trace on the ST STM32L476 MCU devices, the following minimum requirements have to be met:

  • J-Link software version V6.22d or later
  • Ozone V2.54a or later (if streaming trace and / or the sample project from below shall be used)
  • J-Trace PRO for Cortex-M HW version V1.0 or later

Sample project

Streaming trace

The following sample project is designed to be used with J-Trace PRO and Ozone to demonstrate streaming trace. The project has been tested with the minimum requirements mentioned above and a ST STM32L476G - EVAL. The sample project comes with a pre-configured project file for Ozone that runs out-of-the box. In order to rebuild the sample project, SEGGER Embedded Studio can be used.

To enable trace support on that particular board some hardware modifications are necessary. More information can be found in the section Specifics/Limitations.

ST_STM32L476_2MHz_TraceExample.zip

Specifics/Limitations

The STM32L476G - EVAL board does not have the trace pins connected to the debug header by default. So some hardware modifications are necessary as the trace pins are shared with on board memory. Consult the board specific user manual for detailed information.

Tested Hardware

ST STM32L476G - EVAL