STM Discovery Board for Makers

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The STM32F769I-DISCO is a discovery kit with STM32F769NI microcontroller. This MCU has 2Mbytes of flash, 512+16+4 Kbytes of RAM & comes in 216 pin BGA package. Discovery kit allows user to develop, share applications with STM327 series microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex-M7 core. Kit enables a wide diversity of applications taking benefit from audio multi sensor support, graphics, security, video and high speed connectivity features. The Arduino connectivity support provides unlimited expansion capabilities with a large choice of specialized add-on boards. It has on-board ST-LINK/V2-1 supporting USB reenumeration capability, USB ST-LINK functions such as virtual COM port, mass storage and debug port, 2 audio line jacks, 1 for input & 1 for output and stereo speaker outputs, 4 ST MEMS microphones on DFSDM inputs, 2 SPDIF RCA input & output connectors, 2 push buttons (user and reset), 512Mbit quad-SPI flash memory, 128Mbit SDRAM, connector for microSD card.







  • USB OTG HS with Micro-AB connector, SAI audio codec
  • Ethernet connector compliant with IEEE-802.3-2002
  • 5 power supply options, ST LINK/V2-1, USB HS connector, 5V from RJ45 (power over Ethernet)
  • Power over Ethernet based on IEEE 802.3af (powered device, 48V to 5V, 3W)
  • 5V from Arduino or external connector, USB charger
  • Power supply output for external applications is 3.3V or 5V, Arduino Uno V3 connectors
  • Compatible with windows OS (XP, 7, 8) or linux 64-bit or OS X
  • Supports Keil, IAR and GCC-based IDEs (free AC6: SW4STM32, Atollic TrueSTUDIO) development tools
  • WIFI or Ext-EEP daughterboard connector


Additional Information

Discovery kit with STM32F769NI MCU

Important Dates

Enrollment Begins: Sept 15 2017

Enrollment Ends: Nov 1 2017

RoadTesters Selected: Oct 8 2017

Product Shipped: Nov 2 2017

RoadTesting Begins: Nov 9 2017

Reminder/Update Email: Dec 9 2017*

Submit Reviews By: Jan 8 2018**


*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


The following applicants were selected as official roadtesters:


Terms & Conditions


Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the 32F769IDISCOVERY RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.


(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on Nov 1 2017

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Nov 8  2017


Prize:  32F769IDISCOVERY

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:   
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly. 

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest; 

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned. 

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Reviews for this Roadtest
Comment List
  • Gotta say the journey so far has been fun.

  • Its in Mumbai(and shipment status is unknown now). And they had contacted for KYC form. And now they are not picking up call and when pick up they are just transferring to security and go on. No email response from them. But before this i never came across such incident when I got shipment from element14.


    And from reviews it seems, UPS has worst customer service experiences for many people similar to me.

  • Welcome to India! Use your tracker to check status and leave a message on twitter and someone will be in touch. If you are in the northern part of India then your shipment is in Delhi else in Bangalore or Mumbai. Let me know if you need any help with contact number since I know most of these blokes by now and vice versa.

  • UPS shipment guys asked some information to clear it from customs and I am trying to follow up with them but they are not responding. both over email or call.

  • Let me check to see what's going on with your shipment.



  • Very nice to see someone getting off the ground so fast. I am eager to see what you guys produce since this little kit is a lot more powerful than a lot of the other out there. Awesome stuff





  • Awesome...!! I am yet to receive the board.

  • I will enjoy! and guess what its pretty sweet just going through software and playing around with it before I start my project.   the demo software I wont be going into on it at all.  As that's all I ever see on the internet is the demo software being used.

  • I'm not sure how you can call the folks associated with the Element14 RoadTests Scammers.   Element14 is not asking you for any money or buy anything and just ask the selected RoadTesters to post their experience and opinion of the product. You even get to keep the product for free after the RoadTest. How cool is that?



    Randall and the folks that run this are awesome and do a great job keeping things on track despite the number of RoadTests and other Projects that Element14 is running.  That must be a tough job.


    As far as the selection of the RoadTesters, it was my understanding that the Product vendor and others outside of Element14 were involved in selecting the folks that partake in a RoadTest.  If certain folks are selected repeatedly, I suspect it is due to both the Application they provided as well as other content they have posted on the Element14 web site.  It's sort of a guarantee that at least some folks that receive the RoadTest device will actually post something by the assigned due date, which can be quite challenging at times.


    I would suggest rather than get frustrated, look at the 3 repeat RoadTesters and see what they have posted in the past.  Heck, maybe even contact them to get advice as to how to improve your own application thus increasing your chances of being selected next time.  

  • Wow ..... I was not aware of thr numbers of applications that were so badly put together.

    You have to wonder if that is the application, then what are the chances of getting a review.


    Good advise.

    I think people have forgotten how to sell themselves and their idea.


    Enjoy your test and don't worry about those that have nothing useful to add.