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Embedded Software Development

Scalable and low-power technology for any embedded market.

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.

Choosing a

Learn which processor is best for delivering more features at lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency.

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For embedded applications, when does it make sense to use Versatile Express, Keil evaluation boards or Mbed microcontrollers?

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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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Explore resources for software development on Cortex-M devices. 

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.

Community Blogs

Community Activity

Comment on Analyzing the performance of RTOS-based systems using Streamline

August 01, 2018 by 章政

Hi Stephen, I translated your blog in Chinese, 

RE: Arm Linker warning L6776W

July 31, 2018 by Peterson Quadros

Hi, Thank you for the feedback. I have been able to reproduce this issue and it will be resolved in a future release. As 

RE: x86 _mm_sign_epi8(_m128i a,_m128i b) intrinsic NEON equivalent

July 30, 2018 by juagao01

Hi, NEON doesn't have the equivalent intrinsics for _mm_sign_epi8. According to Arm architects it is never the goal 

Analyzing the performance of RTOS-based systems using Streamline

July 30, 2018 by Stephen Theobald

Streamline is a Performance Analysis tool that comes with Arm's DS-5 Development Studio (DS-5) . Streamline enables 

RE: loadfile option for 32 bit access only

July 27, 2018 by claudio06

Thanks tony yes this was the missing command . With that, I can manage to download code into the Xtensa DSP memories. Bu 

Arm Linker warning L6776W

July 27, 2018 by amanning

I am using the ARM clang tool chain version 6.10.1. The linker is showing the following warning: Warning: L6776W: The de 

RE: loadfile option for 32 bit access only

July 27, 2018 by Tony Armitstead

I have now checked, and the access size mandated by the memory command is indeed honored by the code download. So the me 

RE: loadfile option for 32 bit access only

July 27, 2018 by Tony Armitstead

Hi Claude, When DS-5 loads code/data to the target it uses the DSTREAM download mechanism. This writes the data to the t