The ST7-DVP3 series emulator is the third
generation of low cost emulators, providing
powerful, affordable development solutions that
included everything you need for real-time
emulation, In-Circuit Debugging (ICD) and In-
Circuit Programming (ICP) of your ST7
In combination with ST7 Visual Develop (STVD7)
and ST7 Visual Programmer (STVP7), the DVP3
series emulators allow you to build and debug your
application, then program it to the ST7 on your
application board. STVD7 and STVP7 are free
software tools developed by ST Microelectronics.
The ST7-DVP3 series emulators offer start-to-finish
control of application development by providing
both emulation and In-Circuit Communication (ICC)
configurations from a single platform.
In the emulation configuration, the DVP3 emulator
and STVD7 software allow you to debug your
program while connected to your application board
in place of your target ST7.
The ICC configuration allows you to In-Circuit
Debug (ICD) your application while it runs on the
ST7 on your application board, and to In-Circuit
Program (ICP) your ST7 microcontrollers.
For affordability and flexibility, the DVP3 series
emulators have a modular design based on a
common Main Emulation Board and ST7 family-
specific Target Emulation Boards.
Main Emulation Board – Provides the
communication interface with the host PC via
parallel or USB connection when working in both
the Emulation and ICC configurations. Any Main
Emulation Board for the DVP3 series can be
adapted to emulate a supported ST7 with the
appropriate Target Emulation Board and
Connection kit. This board also includes the
system’s ICC connection, which allows you to
connect to the ST7 on your application board via a
10-pin ICC cable and an ICC connector that you
install on your application board.
Low Cost, Real Time Emulator Series for ST7
Target Emulation Board – Allows the system to
emulate a specific family of ST7 devices. It
connects to your application board via the adapters
and sockets furnished in Connection kits, which are
specific to the package of the target device.
Connection Kits – Provide the package-specific
adapters and sockets/connectors that allow
connection to your application board in place of the
ST7 Visual Develop – Integrated development
environment (IDE) that runs on the host PC
connected to the emulator and allows you to build
and debug your application software and then
program it to your target ST7.
ST7 Visual Programmer – Software programming
interface that runs on the host PC connected to the
emulator and allows you to program the application
to your ST7.
10-pin ICC Cable
Figure 1: ST7-DVP3 Emulator