I got one of these cheap STM8 boards from China and was hoping to find a way to use this with arduino code. STM8 development board Does anyone know of an arduino boot loader and board package that works with them ?

  • you get nothing with these links !!!!
    – modou
    Oct 14 '20 at 12:29

Start the Arduino-IDE. In File->Preferences, Settings tab, enter


Open Tools->Board:...->Boards Manager

Find Sduino by typing 'sd' into the search line

Click on the list entry

Click on Install.

This link is more comprehensive



There is a bootloader on those chips to slow serial programming. A much easier way to to get a stlink debugger.

There are also some packages that allow Arduino styled programming on those chips. I wrote one myself that runs on iar and I think at least one on sdcc.

Those chips are really nice.

  • Hi, thanks for your reply. So how would I get started with programming this in the arduino IDE? There is a whole community around the STM32 and it's use with the arduino IDE, I followed some simple instructions from stm32duino.com to get going with the stm32. Is there an equivalent with this STM8 board? Aug 30 '17 at 20:14
  • Not to my knowledge, unfortunately. The stm32duino site has links to my stm8duino port on GitHub if you wish to try. It does require the iar workbench however .
    – dannyf
    Aug 30 '17 at 20:22

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