Get started on the most trusted foundation

Differentiate your product, reduce costs and conduct research; all on industry-leading Arm IP.

Faster, simpler, more accessible than ever.

Begin your chip journey today with DesignStart; choose your area of interest below to access all that Arm and the Arm ecosystem has to offer - trusted IP, expert design support, and leading software tools.

Processor IP

Instant access to evaluate. No upfront license fee to commercialize.

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ARM - DesignStart - Physical IP

Physical IP

Speed up implementation with easy access to Arm Artisan physical IP.

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ARM - DesignStart - University

University Program

Teach, learn and research free of charge with Arm technology.

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ARM - Community

Get involved and join the DesignStart Community

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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DesignStart Success Stories

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"Arm DesignStart is the ideal starting point for a custom SoC – being able to use both the Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 CPUs with a $0 license, just a success-based, royalty-only model, means that our customers can save on costs and reduce risk. Providing these in a verified subsystem allows our developers to concentrate on creating the value-add in the custom SoC, with the fastest time-to-market."

- John Tinson, VP Global Sales, Sondrel.

ARM - DesignStart - Purdue University

Purdue University 

“DesignStart enables educators to make the giant leap from incomplete, simple educational examples to real-world, industry-leading IP technology as the foundation of our future education.”

- Dr Matthew Swabey, Director of the Bechtel Innovation Design Center, Purdue University

ARM - DesignStart - UC San Diego

University of California San Diego 

“Using the Cortex-M0 DesignStart in our studies has led to industry interest in our research results.”

- Professor Andrew Kahng, University of California San Diego (UCSD)