Examples and demos
Various examples are provided for fast library evaluation on embedded systems. These are prepared and maintained for
2 platforms, but could be easily extended to more platforms:
WIN32 examples, prepared as CMake projects, ready for MSYS2 GCC compiler
ARM Cortex-M examples for STM32, prepared as STM32CubeIDE GCC projects. These are also supported in Visual Studio Code through CMake and ninja build system. Dedicated tutorial is available to get started in VSCode.
Library is platform agnostic and can be used on many different products
There are many platforms available today on a market, however supporting them all would be tough task for single person.
Therefore it has been decided to support (for purpose of examples)
2 platforms only, WIN32 and STM32.
Examples for WIN32 are CMake-ready and VSCode-ready. It utilizes CMake-presets feature to let you select the example and compile it directly.
Make sure you have installed GCC compiler and is in env path (you can get it through MSYS2 packet manager)
Install ninja and cmake and make them available in the path (you can get all through MSYS2 packet manager)
Go to examples win32 folder, open vscode there or run cmd:
cmake --preset <project name>to configure cmake and later
cmake --build --preset <project name>to compile the project
Application opens COM port, set in the low-level driver. External USB to UART converter (FTDI-like device) is necessary in order to connect to GSM device.
GSM device is connected with USB to UART converter only by RX and TX pins.
Device driver is located in
Embedded market is supported by many vendors and STMicroelectronics is, with their STM32 series of microcontrollers, one of the most important players. There are numerous amount of examples and topics related to this architecture.
Examples for STM32 are natively supported with STM32CubeIDE, an official development IDE from STMicroelectronics.
You can run examples on one of official development boards, available in repository examples.
Pins to connect with GSM device:
MTX: MCU TX pin, connected to GSM RX pin
MRX: MCU RX pin, connected to GSM TX pin
RST: MCU output pin to control reset state of GSM device
Other pins are for your information and are used for debugging purposes on board.
MDTX: MCU Debug TX pin, connected via on-board ST-Link to PC
MDRX: MCU Debug RX pin, connected via on-board ST-Link to PC
Baudrate is always set to
Here is a list of all examples coming with this library.
Examples are located in
/examples/ folder in downloaded package.
Check Download library section to get your package.
Do not forget to set PIN & PUK codes of your SIM card before running any of examples.
/snippets/sim_manager.c and update
Simple example which prints basic device information:
Device serial number
Device revision number
MQTT Client API
Similar to MQTT Client examples, but it uses separate thread to process events in blocking mode. Application does not use events to process data, rather it uses blocking API to receive packets
Netconn client is based on sequential API. It starts connection to server, sends initial request and then waits to receive data.
Processing is in separate thread and fully sequential, no callbacks or events.
Call example answers received call. If GSM device supports calls and has microphone/speaker connected to module itself, it can simply communicate over voice.
Call & SMS
This example shows how to receive a call and send reply with SMS. When application receives call, it hangs-up immediately and sends back SMS asking caller to send SMS instead.
When application receives SMS, it will send same SMS content back to the sender’s number.
SMS Send receive
It demonstrates sending and receiving SMS either in events or using thread processing.