Embedded Device Support Packages

VisualGDB includes out-of-the-box support for most modern embedded devices. Simply select the device in the VisualGDB project wizard and it will automatically download the necessary files on your machine.

You can check whether a specific device is supported in the table below:


VisualGDB also supports several advanced device families that come with their own SDKs:

Board Support Packages (BSPs)

If your VisualGDB machine does not have an Internet connection, you can download the packages that add support for devices and debug methods below.

Device family Package version Download link
ARM mbed 5.9.2 mbed-5.9.2.vgdbxbsp (69 MB)
Atmel ARM Cortex Devices 3.35.2R2 sam-cortex-3.35.2R2.vgdbxbsp (1983 KB)
Atmel AT91SAM7S MCUs 1.0 at91sam7s-1.0.vgdbxbsp (2136 KB)
BlueNRG-LP Devices 2020.05 bluenrg-lp-2020.05.vgdbxbsp (1346 KB)
Freescale Kinetis (KSDK) 1.3.2 kinetis_ksdk-1.3.2.vgdbxbsp (28 MB)
Freescale Kinetis MCUs (legacy) 1.3 kinetis-1.3.vgdbxbsp (6292 KB)
Infineon XMC Devices 2.1.24R2 xmc-2.1.24R2.vgdbxbsp (2818 KB)
NXP LPC Devices 2.2 nxp_lpc-2.2.vgdbxbsp (3415 KB)
Nordic NRF52 IoT 0.9 nrf5x-iot-0.9.vgdbxbsp (8630 KB)
Nordic NRF52x Devices 17.0 nrf5x-17.0.vgdbxbsp (108 MB)
Nordic NRF5x Devices (legacy) 12.0 nrf5x-legacy-12.0.vgdbxbsp (22 MB)
Raspberry Pi Pico 1.2.0 pico-1.2.0.vgdbxbsp (4978 KB)
Redpine RS14100 Devices 1.1.3 rs14100-1.1.3.vgdbxbsp (13 MB)
STM32 Devices 2021.02 stm32-2021.02.vgdbxbsp (64 MB)
STM32 W108 Device 1.0 stm32w108-1.0.vgdbxbsp (3012 KB)
STM32MP1 Devices 2020.01 stm32mp1-2020.01.vgdbxbsp (11 MB)
STM32WB Devices 2020.05 stm32wb-2020.05.vgdbxbsp (26 MB)
SiFive Freedom E Devices 1.0 sifive-1.0.vgdbxbsp (976 KB)
Silabs EFM32 Devices 5.9.8 efm32-5.9.8.vgdbxbsp (2608 KB)
TI CC3200 Devices 3.0 cc3200-3.0.vgdbxbsp (1820 KB)
TI CC3220 Devices 5.20.00 cc3220-5.20.00.vgdbxbsp (34 MB)
TI MSP432 Devices 3.21 msp432-3.21.vgdbxbsp (326 KB)
TI Tiva Devices tiva- (5499 KB)

Embedded Debug Method Packages (EDPs)

The following packages provide easy support for common debug methods:

Debug Method Package version Download link
AVR AVaRICE support package 1.0 avarice-1.0.vgdbxedp (15 MB)
ESP32 debug methods 20210716 core-20210716.vgdbxedp (7131 KB)
ESP8266 debug methods 1.4 core-1.4.vgdbxedp (12 MB)
MCUXpresso RedLink 1.1 redlink-1.1.vgdbxedp (33 KB)
OpenOCD 20210729-0.11.0 openocd-20210729-0.11.0.vgdbxedp (8166 KB)
OpenOCD (Kendryte) 20200531-0.10.0 openocd-kendryte-20200531-0.10.0.vgdbxedp (18 MB)
OpenOCD (RISC-V) 20200623-0.10.0 openocd-20200623-0.10.0.vgdbxedp (13 MB)
OpenOCD (ST Fork) 20210326-0.10.0 st-20210326-0.10.0.vgdbxedp (7153 KB)
OpenOCD (STM32MP1) 20200113-0.10.0 stm32mp1-20200113-0.10.0.vgdbxedp (18 MB)
PyOCD 1.0 pyocd-1.0.vgdbxedp (1251 bytes)
Segger J-Link 5.8 segger-dmsp-5.8.vgdbxedp (586 KB)


Embedded Framework Packages (EFPs)

Package Name Package version Download link
Embedded Profiler and Fast Semihosting 5.1 profiler-5.1.vgdbxefp (57 KB)

Test Frameworks

Framework Name Framework version Download link
CppUTest 3.8 CppUTest-3.8r2.vgdbxtfp (85 KB)
GoogleTest 20200912-1.10.0 googletest-20200912-1.10.0.vgdbxtfp (353 KB)
TinyEmbeddedTest 2.0 tinyembtest-2.0.vgdbxtfp (9605 bytes)

Installation instructions

Normally VisualGDB will download and install BSPs and EDPs automatically.

If you don't have Internet connection on your development machine, download the packages you need using the links above. Then launch Visual Studio, click Tools->VisualGDB->Manage VisualGDB Packages, select the package and click "Install a package from file":