ST Visual Develop (STVD) provides aneasy-to-use, efficient environment for start-to-finish control of application development, from building and debugging the application code up to microcontroller programming.
STVD is delivered as part of the free ST MCU Toolset, which also includes the ST Visual Programmer (STVP) programming interface and the ST Assembler Linker.
To build applications, STVD provides seamless integration of C and Assembly tool chains for ST 8-bit microcontrollers, including the Cosmic and Raisonance C compilers and the ST Assembler Linker.
During debug, 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 emulators for ST7 microcontrollers, and the STice advanced emulator for STM8 microcontrollers.
In the programming phase 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 (STVP), and supports all the target devices and programming tools supported by STVP.