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MDK-Essential Edition

Learning Platform

MDK-Essential is the full-featured software development suite for ARM®-based microcontrollers. It features software development for:

  • All microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex®-M0/M0+/M3/M4/M7 processors
  • Non-secure applications based on ARM Cortex-M23/M33 processors
  • Applications requiring a real-time operating system with the integrated CMSIS-RTOS RTX
  • Various development boards from multiple vendors with a wide range of example projects

In combination with ULINK debug adapters, MDK-Essential provides advanced real-time debug, trace, and analysis capabilities from RTOS Kernel-aware debugging up to full instruction trace for capturing the complete program execution of an application.

Upgrade paths to MDK-Plus or MDK-Professional are available for applications requiring proven middleware or Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.

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MDK-Essential Components

MDK-Essential/MDK-Lite MDK Core uVision Debugger ARM Compiler 5 ARM Compiler 6 Software Packs Device Family Packs CMSIS

DS-MDK, Middleware, and ARM mbed™ IoT components are available in the MDK-Professional or MDK-Plus edition.

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