Software development for embedded applications includes anything which uses a microcontroller or microprocessor to execute dedicated tasks on its own or within a larger system. Arm supports embedded software development at every stage of the project workflow.
Learn which processor is best for delivering more features at lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency.
For embedded applications, when does it make sense to use Versatile Express, Keil evaluation boards or Mbed microcontrollers?
Software Development Tools
Arm offers a range of tools to help developers debug, analyze, and optimize their applications throughout the development cycle.
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Software Development Tools
Arm offers Keil MDK-Arm which is best suited for commercial, off-the-shelf embedded microcontrollers. There is also DS-5 Development Studio for software development on Arm application processors and custom SoC designs.
Alternatively, the Arm Mbed Device OS and Arm Pelion IoT Platform provides the operating system, cloud services, tools and developer ecosystem for commercial, standards-based IoT solutions. Some of Arm’s ecosystem partners also provide development tools, and a range of partners also offer RTOS supporting the Arm architecture.
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Tutorials for Embedded Software Developers
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