I have been reading up on handshaking and hardware flow control for serial communication and I have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to.
If you set up hardware flow control for a serial port on cubeMX it will set the pins up that are required. I know you can use alternative pins as well and this can be done through cubeMX.
My question is, could you set up hardware flow control manually by using different pins or do you strictly have to use the implemented pins?
I am using a STM32F207ZETx and I am using USB as well as serial - however when using the USB peripheral it blocks the hardware flow control pins for USART1 which I need, and I need hardware flow control for my project! The alternate pins for hardware flow control are also already used so I'm in a bit of a pickle.