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Arm Software Tools Overview

Arm® provides you with powerful tools for every development stage.

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Development Stages

For Silicon Design the chip architects require software tools along with accurate simulation models to identify potential hardware bottlenecks.

During Silicon Bring-Up software experts develop and verify device start-up code, drivers, firmware, OS adaptations, and board support.

Once silicon is released, most of the Software Development happens. Easy-to-use tools with software building blocks, powerful debugging, and device awareness help you to speed up your application development.

Which Arm Software Tool is right for you?

Microcontrollers, Embedded

Arm Keil MDK

  • Supports over 6,000 devices
  • Software building blocks: CMSIS, middleware, and mbed components
  • Out of the box support for many development boards
  • Connects to third-party debug adapters
  • ULINK family of debug and trace adapters

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SoC, Bare-Metal, Kernel & Applications

Arm Development Studio

  • Supports all Arm processor-based devices and MALI GPUs
  • Eclipse-based
  • Helps to bring-up your SoC design with models and simulation
  • Multicore analysis and profiling
  • DSTREAM and ULINKpro debug and trace adapters

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System Simulation

Arm Models

  • Cycle or functional accurate models
  • Modeling of complex Arm-based SoCs and subsystems
  • Software development without a hardware target required
  • Fixed Virtual Platforms for MDK and Arm DS


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