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STM32F746_Discovery: bug in touch screen library?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:20 am
by jremington
The TS library appears to perform unexpected, unauthorized writes to at least two distinct RAM memory locations, when the first call to .getPoint() is executed.

I'm using this branch of the 1.9.0 core: https://github.com/fpistm/Arduino_Core_ ... TEST_1.9.0

The offending code is the unmodified TS library example, TouchDisplayTemplate. Upon program startup, I consistently observe two white pixels appear, center left on the screen, immediately after the first call to ts.getpoint(). I suspect that the touch routine is writing directly to the screen RAM. Subsequent calls to .getPoint(), following screen erase, do not generate those white pixels.

I've looked through the library source code and can't see how this might be happening. As far as I can tell, the touchscreen driver has no access to display memory. Uninitialized pointer?

Code follows:

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*
   Touch example for STM32F476 Discvery

   using Adafruit compatible API

   June 2017, ChrisMicro
*/

#include "LTDC_F746_Discovery.h" // TFT
#include "TouchScreen_F7_Discovery.h" // TOUCH

LTDC_F746_Discovery tft;
TouchScreen         ts;

void setup()
{
  // The buffer is memory mapped
  // You can directly draw on the display by writing to the buffer
  uint16_t *buffer = (uint16_t *)malloc(LTDC_F746_ROKOTECH.width * LTDC_F746_ROKOTECH.height);

  tft.begin((uint16_t *)buffer);
  
  tft.fillScreen(LTDC_BLACK);
  //tft.setRotation(0);
  tft.setCursor(0, 0);
  tft.setTextColor(LTDC_BLUE);  tft.setTextSize(3);
  tft.println("STM32F746 Discovery Touch");
}

#define CURSOR_SIZE 100

TSPoint OldPoint;

void loop()
{
    TSPoint p = ts.getPoint();
    
    if( OldPoint != p )
    {
      OldPoint=p;
      
      tft.fillScreen( LTDC_BLACK );

      tft.setCursor(0, 0);

      tft.print(p.x); tft.print(" , "); tft.print(p.y);
      tft.print(" pressure: "); tft.println( p.z );

      if ( p.z )
      {
        tft.fillRect(p.x - CURSOR_SIZE/2, p.y - CURSOR_SIZE/2, CURSOR_SIZE, CURSOR_SIZE, LTDC_GREEN);
      }

      delay(10);
    }
}

Re: STM32F746_Discovery: bug in touch screen library?

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:03 pm
by fpiSTM
Hi
this branch is only for test/example purpose and provided as it is using the LCD and TS libraries from @danieleff and @ChrisMicro.

Your best bet is to try to debug them.