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Compare MDK Editions

Learning Platform
Feature MDK Edition
Professional Plus Essential Lite

All-in-one solution
including Middleware
and Cortex-A
Supports all microcontroller cores, Heterogeneous devices and Middleware Supports selected
Free with code size limit:
32 KBytes

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IDE with Editor, Pack Installer


32 KByte
Fixed Virtual Platforms Simulation Models
Cortex-M only

ARM® C/C++ Compiler
Compiler, Linker, Libraries, and Utilities

32 KByte
Functional Safety Support and Extended Maintenance

DS-MDK (Windows + Linux Hosts)
Support for Heterogeneous Devices

Streamline System Analysis

Device Support
ARM Cortex-M0/M0+/M3/M4/M7

ARM Cortex-M23/M33
Non-secure only

ARM Cortex-M23/M33
Secure and non-secure

ARMv8-M Architecture Models
including FastModel

ARM SecurCore®

ARM7, ARM9, ARM Cortex-R4

RTOS and Middleware
CMSIS-RTOS RTX (with full source code)

IPv4 Network, USB Device, File System, Graphics

IPv6 Network, USB Host, mbed TLS

Debug and Trace Support
ULINK Debug Adapters

Streaming Instruction Trace,
Embedded Trace Buffer, Micro Trace Buffer

Advanced Analysis Tools
Code Coverage, Performance Analyzer,
Execution Profiler, Logic Analyzer

Support and Maintenance
Updates and Technical Support Included 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months

License Types

A node-locked license allows using MDK by exactly one person on a maximum of two computers (single-user). No network connection required.

A Floating-User License allows developers to use MDK on multiple computers. Floating-User Licenses require a file server hosting a license file. A network connection to check out the floating-user license is required.

FlexLM Floating:
A FlexLM License allows developers to use MDK on multiple computers. A network connection to check out a FlexLM license is required.

MDK for STMicroelectronics STM32F0 and STM32L0:
The MDK for STMicroelectonics STM32F0 and STM32L0 is a license paid by STMicroelectronics. It is free-to-use for software developers working with STM32 devices based on the ARM Cortex-M0 and ARM Cortex-M0+ cores.

License Type MDK Edition
Professional Plus Essential
Package, perpetual MDK-PRO MDK-PLUS MDK-ARM-ES
Download, perpetual MDK-PRO-LC MDK-PLUS-LC MDK-ARM-ES-LC
Package, 1 year limited MDK-PRO-T MDK-PLUS-T MDK-ARM-ES-T
Download, 1 year limited MDK-PRO-T-LC MDK-PLUS-T-LC MDK-ARM-ES-T-LC
Package, perpetual MDK-PRO-F MDK-PLUS-F MDK-ARM-ES-F
Download, perpetual MDK-PRO-F-LC MDK-PLUS-F-LC MDK-ARM-ES-F-LC
FlexLM Floating
Package, perpetual MDKPR-KT-40000 MDKPL-KT-40000 MDKES-KT-40000
Download, perpetual MDKPR-KD-40000 MDKPL-KD-40000 MDKES-KD-40000
Package, 1 year limited MDKPR-KT-40001 MDKPL-KT-40001 MDKES-KT-40001
Download, 1 year limited MDKPR-KD-40001 MDKPL-KD-40001 MDKES-KD-40001

System Requirements

All MDK editions are designed for 32-bit and 64-bit variants of Microsoft Windows and have the same system requirements. DS-MDK also runs on Linux hosts.

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