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Learning Platform
Feature MDK Edition
Professional Plus Essential Community

All-in-one solution
including Middleware
Supports all microcontroller cores and Middleware Supports selected
Free for non-commercial use

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Fixed Virtual Platforms Simulation Models

Arm Virtual Hardware

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

Functional Safety Support and Extended Maintenance

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

Arm Cortex-M23/M33/M35P/M55

Armv8-M Architecture Models
including FastModel

Arm SecurCore® SC000, SC300

Arm7, Arm9, Arm Cortex-R4*

RTOS and Middleware
Keil RTX5 (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 Only via forum

*All legacy cores are supported by Arm Compiler 5 only.

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.

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 Holtek Cortex-M0+:
The MDK for Holtek Cortex-M0+ is a license paid by Holtek. It is free-to-use for software developers working with Holtek devices based on the Arm Cortex-M0+ cores.

MDK for Nuvoton Cortex-M0/M23:
The MDK for Nuvoton Cortex-M0/M23 is a license paid by Nuvoton. It is free-to-use for software developers working with Nuvoton devices based on the Arm Cortex-M0 and Arm Cortex-M23 cores.

MDK for STMicroelectronics STM32F0, STM32G0, and STM32L0:
The MDK for STMicroelectonics STM32F0, STM32G0, 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
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 64-bit variants of Microsoft Windows and have the same system requirements

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