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[FAQ] SW-TM4C: How to prevent the program from going into FaultISR when using a new peripheral

Part Number: SW-TM4C

Case 1: Adding a function call for a new peripheral or a new GPIO port caused the program to go into FaultISR

Case 2: After properly enabling a peripheral, the program still goes into FaultISR

  • Solution for Case 1: Each peripheral needs to be enabled, including each individual GPIO port. The following TivaWare API can be used to enable the peripheral being used. 


    The full list of SYSCTL_PERIPH_ #define's can be found in sysctl.h in the driverlib folder in TivaWare.

  • Solution for Case 2: The Enable Function writes to the SYSCTL.RCGCxxx Register for the xxx Peripheral. It takes 5 System Clock Cycles after which the peripheral will be addressable. It is advised to put a delay or even better get the Status of Ready from the Peripheral. The following code does the latter: