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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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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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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Keil MDK

Keil MDK is the perfect development toolchain for your software development on Cortex-M based platforms.

  • 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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Arm Cycle Models for DesignStart

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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