STM32H7 performance software expansion for STM32Cube (AN4891)

The X-CUBE-PERF-H7 firmware aims to demonstrate the performance of the STM32H7x3 architecture with its Cortex®-M7 able to run at 400 MHz, and its instruction and data caches that unleash core performance with 0-wait-state-like execution from different memories, either internal or external, scattered across different domains (D1, D2, and D3) and accessed by the core either through the TCM buses or the AXIM bus.

The firmware is provided with several project configurations for the STM32H743I-EVAL evaluation board. Each project allows the execution of application code and data storage in different memory locations such as internal memories as well as external memories located in different domains (D1, D2 and D3). Firmware results demonstrate that performance is almost the same when internal memories or external memories or different domains are used for code execution or data storage. An FFT use case (provided by the CMSIS library) is proposed as an example with several toolchains: Keil® (MDK-ARM), IAR™ (EWARM), and System Workbench (SW4STM32). It can easily be ported to any other toolchain.

Key Features

  • STM32H7x3 performance demonstrator
  • Code execution and data storage in different memory locations
  • Cortex® -M7
  • Instruction cache (I-Cache)
  • Data cache (D-Cache)
  • D1, D2, and D3 domains
  • AXI and AHB bus matrices


Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
Description Version Size
STM32H7x3 performance software expansion for STM32Cube 1.0 150 KB
Application Notes
Description Version Size
STM32H7x3 system architecture and performance software expansion for STM32Cube 1.0 1 MB
User Manuals
Description Version Size
Development checklist for STM32Cube Expansion Packages 1.0 283 KB
Development guidelines for STM32Cube Expansion Packages 1.0 485 KB

Publications and Collaterals

Description Version Size
STM32 Open Development Environment Brochure 15.10 4 MB


License Agreement
Description Version Size
Mix Ultimate Liberty+OSS+3rd-party V1 - SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT 3.1 104 KB

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Part Number Software Version Marketing Status Supplier Order from ST
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