This guide provides information and examples for software programmers who want to use Arm Helium technology. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the different approaches available, and examine real-world code examples to help you understand the key issues.

Arm Helium technology is the M-Profile Vector Extension (MVE) for the Arm Cortex-M processor series. Helium is an extension of the Armv8.1-M architecture and delivers a significant performance uplift for machine learning (ML) and digital signal processing (DSP) applications. For introductory information about Helium, please see the Introduction to Helium guide.