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B-U585I-IOT02A/BG96#

Integrate your B-U585I-IOT02A Discovery kit board along with the default-provided Quectel BG96 modem.

Prerequisites#

  • The STM32U585I-IOT02A/BG96 board with a USB cable.
  • Installed minicom (for Linux) or RealTerm or PuTTy (for Windows) or other serial communication program.
  • A user with access to the Coiote IoT Device Management platform.
  • Optional: installed STM32CubeIDE.

Prepare binaries#

Use an already built binary#

To get the latest binary file and flash the board:

  1. Go to Anjay-freertos-client.
  2. Download the Anjay-freertos-client-B-U585I-IOT02A-BG96.bin file.
  3. To flash the board, open your File manager and drag the downloaded .bin file to your DIS_U585AI external device.
  4. You will see a blinking diode on your board. The diode stops blinking as soon as the flashing is finished.

The board is now flashed: you can go to the Connecting to the LwM2M Server step.

Start development using samples#

Note

This step is optional. If you've gone through the Use an already built binary step, you can jump to Connecting to the LwM2M Server.

Part 1: Cloning the Anjay FreeRTOS client repository#

Enter the command line interface on your machine and paste the following command:

git clone --recursive https://github.com/AVSystem/Anjay-freertos-client

Part 2: Compiling the board#

  1. Connect the STM32U585I-IOT02A board to a USB port of your machine.
  2. Go to the STM32CubeIDE.
  3. Import the project cloned in the previous step to your workspace:
    • From the navigation bar, select File and click Import.
    • From the General list, select Existing Projects into Workspace and click Next.
    • In Select root directory, indicate the catalog containing the cloned Anjay freeRTOS client repository.
    • In the Projects field, select Anjay-freertos-client-B-U585I-IOT02A-BG96 and click Finish. Import project
  4. In the Project Explorer, navigate to the Anjay-freertos-client-B-U585I-IOT02A-BG96 project:
    • Right-click on the project name and select Build Project. The build should take less than one minute to complete.
    • After the build is finished, right-click on the project name, select Run As and click the 1 STM32 Cortex-M C/C++ Application option.
      • In the Launch Configuration Selection, choose the Anjay-freertos-client-B-U585I-IOT02A-BG96 option and click OK.
  5. After the build and run steps are done, the board is now flashed and ready for next steps.

Connecting to the LwM2M Server#

To connect to Coiote IoT Device Management LwM2M Server, please register here.

Note

If you use BG96-based configuration, you must upgrade the firmware of the modem to at least the BG96MAR02A08M1G revision. Older versions may cause unexpected loss of connection.
To upgrade this firmware please download the folowing .zip files:
- Pack_BG96MAR02A08M1G_01.012.01.012,
- Quectel_LTE_Windows_USB_Driver_V2.0,
- QFlash_V4.10.
In Pack_BG96MAR02A08M1G_01.012.01.012 you will find step-by-step instruction. Step 2 and step 4 in this instruction doesn't work. For that reason you will need to download Quectel_LTE_Windows_USB_Driver_V2.0 file, as a required file for step 2, and QFlash_V4.10 file, as a required file for step 4.

To connect the board:

  1. Log in to Coiote DM and from the left side menu, select Device Inventory.
  2. In Device Inventory, click Add device.
  3. Select the Connect your LwM2M device directly via the Management server tile. Add via Mgmt
    1. In the Device credentials step:
      • In the Device ID enter your board endpoint name, e.g. test_device. Device credentials step
      • In the Security mode section, select the PSK (Pre-Shared Key) mode:
        • In the Key identity field, type the same name as in the Endpoint name field
        • In the Key field, type the shared secret used in the device-server authentication.
    2. Click the Add device button and Confirm in the confirmation pop-up.
    3. In the Connect your device step, follow the next section to run the client and connect it to the server.

Configuring the Client#

  1. With the board still connected to a serial port interface, open a serial communication program.
  2. Press the reset button located on the board. This should trigger the following prompt:

    Press any key in 3 seconds to enter config menu...

  3. Press any key, and in the configuration menu, change the default credentials to your data by following the instructions presented in the program, then save it.

    Tip

    LwM2M Server URI, endpoint name and other information you can be found in the configuration tab.

    Client configuration

    Important

    APN (Access Point Name) is the name of a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G and 4G mobile network and another computer network. If you use a built-in truphone eSIM card, change the APN to iot.truphone.com.

    Note

    If you use an external eSIM card, you need to verify the APN used by your SIM card provider.

  4. Go to Coiote DM to check if your device connected. Click Next, then Go to Summary, then Finish. You will see your Device Center view:

    Registered device


Last update: November 7, 2022