ST Nucleo F429ZI


The Nucleo F429ZI board features an ARM Cortex-M4 based STM32F429ZI MCU with a wide range of connectivity support and configurations. Here are some highlights of the Nucleo F429ZI board:

  • STM32 microcontroller in LQFP144 package
  • LSE crystal: 32.768 kHz crystal oscillator
  • Ethernet compliant with IEEE-802.3-2002
  • Two types of extension resources:
    • ST Zio connector including: support for Arduino* Uno V3 connectivity (A0 to A5, D0 to D15) and additional signals exposing a wide range of peripherals
    • ST morpho extension pin headers for full access to all STM32 I/Os
  • On-board ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer with SWD connector
  • Flexible board power supply:
    • 5 V from ST-LINK/V2-1 USB VBUS
    • External power sources: 3.3 V and 7 - 12 V on ST Zio or ST morpho connectors, 5 V on ST morpho connector
  • Three user LEDs
  • Two push-buttons: USER and RESET
Nucleo F429ZI

More information about the board can be found at the Nucleo F429ZI website.


The Nucleo F429ZI provides the following hardware components:

  • STM32F429ZIT6 in LQFP144 package
  • ARM® 32-bit Cortex® -M4 CPU with FPU
  • 180 MHz max CPU frequency
  • VDD from 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • 2 MB Flash
  • 256+4 KB SRAM including 64-Kbyte of core coupled memory
  • GPIO with external interrupt capability
  • 3x12-bit ADC with 24 channels
  • 2x12-bit D/A converters
  • RTC
  • Advanced-control Timer
  • General Purpose Timers (17)
  • Watchdog Timers (2)
  • USART/UART (4/4)
  • I2C (3)
  • SPI (6)
  • SDIO
  • 2xCAN
  • USB 2.0 OTG FS with on-chip PHY
  • USB 2.0 OTG HS/FS with dedicated DMA, on-chip full-speed PHY and ULPI
  • 10/100 Ethernet MAC with dedicated DMA
  • 8- to 14-bit parallel camera
  • CRC calculation unit
  • True random number generator
  • DMA Controller

More information about STM32F429ZI can be found here:

Supported Features

The Zephyr nucleo_f429zi board configuration supports the following hardware features:

Interface Controller Driver/Component
NVIC on-chip nested vector interrupt controller
UART on-chip serial port-polling; serial port-interrupt
PINMUX on-chip pinmux
GPIO on-chip gpio
ETHERNET on-chip Ethernet
PWM on-chip pwm
I2C on-chip i2c
USB on-chip usb
SPI on-chip spi

Other hardware features are not yet supported on this Zephyr port.

The default configuration can be found in the defconfig file: boards/arm/nucleo_f429zi/nucleo_f429zi_defconfig

Connections and IOs

The Nucleo F429ZI Board has 8 GPIO controllers. These controllers are responsible for pin muxing, input/output, pull-up, etc.

Available pins:

Nucleo F429ZI ZIO connectors (left) Nucleo F429ZI ZIO connectors (right) Nucleo F429ZI Morpho connectors (left) Nucleo F429ZI Morpho connectors (right)

For mode details please refer to STM32 Nucleo-144 board User Manual.

Default Zephyr Peripheral Mapping:

The Nucleo F429ZI board features a ST Zio connector (extended Arduino Uno V3) and a ST morpho connector. Board is configured as follows

  • UART_3 TX/RX : PD8/PD9 (ST-Link Virtual Port Com)
  • UART_6 TX/RX : PG14/PG9 (Arduino Serial)
  • I2C1 SCL/SDA : PB8/PB9 (Arduino I2C)
  • SPI1 NSS/SCK/MISO/MOSI : PA4/PA5/PA6/PA7 (Arduino SPI)
  • PWM_2_CH1 : PE13
  • ETH : PA1, PA2, PA7, PB13, PC1, PC4, PC5, PG11, PG13
  • USER_PB : PC13
  • LD1 : PB0
  • LD2 : PB7
  • LD3 : PB14
  • USB DM : PA11
  • USB DP : PA12

System Clock

The Nucleo F429ZI System Clock could be driven by an internal or external oscillator, as well as by the main PLL clock. By default System clock is driven by PLL clock at 180MHz, driven by an 8MHz high speed external clock.

Serial Port

The Nucleo F429ZI board has 8 UARTs. The Zephyr console output is assigned to UART3. Default settings are 115200 8N1.

Programming and Debugging

The Nucleo F429ZI board includes an ST-LINK/V2-1 embedded debug tool interface. This interface is supported by the openocd version included in Zephyr SDK.