Technical resources for DesignStart Eval

Help get your teams up-to-speed by exploring useful documentation, training videos and software tools when developing with Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors using Arm DesignStart.  

Our latest online training course, DesignStart - An introduction to Armv7-M provides an in-depth overview of the architecture, to help you develop software for for the Arm DesignStart Cortex-M3 processor.

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Cortex-M0 DesignStart Eval

Free Cortex-M0 Eval

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MPS2+ FPGA Prototyping Board

The MPS2+ FPGA Prototyping Board is built specifically for the Cortex-M processors - the platform of choice for DesignStart.

  • Impressive, low-cost, feature-rich, development platform.
  • Quick and easy to prototype with the Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors.
  • Out-of-the-box support for mbed OS (available for Cortex-M3 only).

Learn more and get the Cortex-M Prototyping System FPGA.

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Instantly access information and support from Arm experts, ecosystem partners and other DesignStart designers: whitepapers, blogs, Q&A and more. Share your successes, ideas, and challenges, and get the latest news about custom SoC design.

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Arm Keil MDK

Arm Keil MDK is the perfect development toolchain for your software development on Cortex-M based platforms. With DesignStart Eval you can access a 90-day license of Keil MDK Essential, which includes the following:

  • Leverage CMSIS to scale your device support across the Arm ecosystem.
  • Get the best out of your Cortex-M SoC with the highly optimized Arm Compiler.
  • Write, build and debug software for your platform with just a few clicks.

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Design, debug and optimize with cycle-accurate models

Arm Cycle Models are a fast and convenient way to design your system.

  • Easy to set up and run in place of RTL in a simulator, with a significantly faster execution
  • Software visualization and debug with trace data
  • 100% cycle accurate

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Useful documentation and resources

Type Title
Documentation Designing a SoC with an Arm Cortex-M Processor
Documentation Cortex-M System Design Kit Technical Reference Manual
Documentation Armv7-M Architecture Reference Manual
Documentation Versatile Express Cortex-M Prototyping System Technical Reference Manual
Video Arm DesignStart for custom silicon
Webinar Upgrade to a custom ASIC
Blog Designing a custom SoC: 9 next steps after downloading your Arm IP
Blog Cortex-M resources
White paper An era of affordability for the Custom System-on-Chip (SoC)
Web page Embedded development tools for Cortex-M series