What is DesignStart?
DesignStart is the fastest and most supported route to a custom system-on-chip (SoC) with industry-leading Arm processor and system IP.
Choose a route to access all that Arm and the Arm ecosystem has to offer - trusted IP, expert design support and leading software tools.
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Access Arm IP with DesignStart
Arm DesignStart provides instant access to the industry-leading Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors.
The Cortex-M0 processor
The smallest Arm processor available, enabling developers to achieve 32-bit performance at an 8-bit price point, bypassing the step to 16-bit devices.
- Minimal code footprint of the processor.
- Exceptionally small silicon area.
- Lowest power for the most constrained applications.
The Cortex-M3 processor
Industry-leading 32-bit processor for deterministic, real-time applications, specifically developed for high-performance, low-cost platforms.
- Outstanding computational performance
- Exceptional system response to events
- Highly configurable, enabling a wide range of implementations
Build a complete system with a full SoC toolbox
DesignStart gives you free access to key components to support your custom SoC design. The Arm System Design Kits (SDK) help you get your system to market even faster, with pre-verified modifiable subsystems, which pre-integrate the processor and foundation system components.
SDK-100 System Design Kit
Cortex-M3 users have access to the new Arm SDK-100 System Design Kit, including the efficient and expandable Arm SSE-050 Subsystem. The System Design Kits help you reduce risk and effort for the implementation of custom SoCs. The kit includes a validated, customizable subsystem, plus many other key system IP components.