Affordable and flexible platform to ease prototyping using a STM32L053R8T6 microcontroller.


The STM32 Nucleo board provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller line, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption and features.

The Arduino™ connectivity support and ST Morpho headers make it easy to expand the functionality of the STM32 Nucleo open development platform with a wide choice of specialized shields.

The STM32 Nucleo board does not require any separate probe as it integrates the ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer.

Microcontroller features

Nucleo features

Nucleo pinout

Arduino-compatible headers


Shared UART on pins D0 and D1

These pins are shared with the PC Serial connection via STLink. If you need to use these pins independently, see this page:

Morpho headers

These headers give access to all STM32 pins. /media/uploads/bcostm/nucleo64_revc_l053r8_mbed_pinout_v2_morpho.png


Only the labels written in blue/white or green/white (i.e. PA_4, PB_5, A0, D14, LED1...) must be used in your code. The other labels are given as information (alternate-functions, power pins, ...).

You can find more details on the available pins and labels in the following files (link to the latest mbed-dev library version):

Supported shields

Shield nameShield typeProduct pageSupport status
/thumb?filename=components/components/RS2669_Nucleo_expansion_sensors_IKS01A1-hpr3.jpg&size=24x16X-NUCLEO-IKS01A1SensorsClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/appshield_1.png&size=24x16mbed Application ShieldDisplay, SensorsClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/lcd-shield-front-001_large.pngv1308222352&size=24x16Freetronics 16x2 LCDDisplayClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/TFT_Shield.jpg&size=24x16Seeed 2.8" TFT Touch V2DisplayClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/SD_card_shieldV4.0.jpg&size=24x16Seeed SDCard V4bStorageClick to viewSupported (1)
/thumb?filename=components/components/500px-IMG_0039.jpg&size=24x16W5200 EthernetConnectivityClick to viewSupported (1)
/thumb?filename=components/components/IMG_7577.JPG&size=24x16Seeed WifiConnectivityClick to viewSupported (2)
/thumb?filename=components/components/Bluetooth20Sld.jpg&size=24x16Seeed BluetoothConnectivityClick to viewSupported (2)
/thumb?filename=components/components/NFC20SLD.jpg&size=24x16Seeed NFC V2ConnectivityClick to viewSupported (1)
/thumb?filename=components/components/Xbeeshield_01.jpg&size=24x16Seeed XBee V2ConnectivityClick to viewSupported (2)
/thumb?filename=components/components/GPRS_ShieldV2.0.jpg&size=24x16Seeed GPRS V2ConnectivityClick to viewSupported (2)
/thumb?filename=components/components/2014-04-16_22.18.52.jpg&size=24x16Ciseco SRFConnectivityClick to viewSupported (2)
/thumb?filename=components/components/photo_2.JPG&size=24x16Sparkfun GPSSensorsClick to viewSupported (2)
/thumb?filename=components/components/Milti-axis.PNG&size=24x16Freescale Multi-SensorSensorsClick to viewSupported (3)
/thumb?filename=components/components/Motorshield.jpg&size=24x16Seeed Motor V2DriversClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/Shield_bot_01.jpg&size=24x16Seeed BotDriversClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/2a218b143711342426c968360c3f95cc.image.530x397.jpg&size=24x16Seeed ELDriversClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/Relayshield_01.jpg&size=24x16Seeed Relay V2ActuatorsClick to viewSupported
/thumb?filename=components/components/Energy_Shield.jpg&size=24x16Seeed EnergyPower supplyClick to viewSupported (4)
/thumb?filename=components/components/Seeed_Solar_Shield.jpg&size=24x16Seeed Charger V2Power supplyClick to viewSupported (4)
/thumb?filename=components/components/ae6c622dee3885e07e94e5716c732a46.image.530x397.jpg&size=24x16Seeed Grove V2Hook-upClick to viewSupported

Shields support notes

Getting started

This video shows how to get started with ARM mbed Integrated Development Environment using STM32 Nucleo platform:

Nucleo ST-LINK/V2 driver installation and firmware upgrade

  • Install the ST-LINK/V2 driver before connecting the Nucleo board to your PC the first time. Follow this LINK for all details.
  • For optimum performances, ensure that the Nucleo ST-LINK/V2 firmware is upgraded to the latest version. Follow this LINK for all details.

Technical references

For more information, please refer to:

Known limitations

The following section describes known limitations of the platform. Note that general issues are tracked into the mbed repository available on GitHub.

Note: Nucleo-L053R8 platform doesn't support RTOS due to its flash size. Please do not import mbed-rtos library into your project.

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