ST Visual Develop (STVD) provides an easy-to-use, efficient environment for start-to-finish control of application development: from building and debugging the application code to programming the microcontroller. STVD is delivered as part of the free ST MCU toolset, which also includes the ST Visual Programmer programming interface and the ST Assembler Linker.
To build applications, STVD provides seamless integration of C and assembly toolchains for STM8 microcontrollers including the Cosmic and Raisonance C compilers and the ST Assembler Linker. When debugging, STVD provides an integrated simulator (software) and supports a complete range of hardware tools including low-cost RLink and ST-LINK in-circuit debugger/programmers, the cost-effective ST7-DVP3 and the high-end ST7-EMU3 series of emulators for ST7 microcontrollers and the STice advanced emulator for STM8 microcontrollers.
To program applications to an ST microcontroller, STVD also provides an interface for reading, writing and verifying the microcontroller Flash memory without leaving STVD. This interface is based on ST Visual Programmer, and supports all the target devices and programming tools supported by ST Visual Programmer.
The ST MCU toolset with ST Visual Develop, ST Visual Programmer and Assembler Linker toolchain are available for free download from the www.st.com website.