Arm Musca-A1 development board

Arm development boards

Arm development boards are the ideal platform for accelerating the development and reducing the risk of new SoC designs. The combination of ASIC and FPGA technology in Arm boards delivers an optimal solution in terms of speed, accuracy, flexibility and cost.

Key benefits:

  • Evaluate, benchmark and start software development using the latest Arm processors.

  • Prototype, validate and develop software drivers for new SoC IP blocks.

  • Test custom logic blocks or system IP in an FPGA, connected to an Arm core running at ASIC speed.

IoT Test Chip Boards

Arm create a range of boards, which are built around Arm-developed test chips. These boards enable easier development or evaluation of the Arm IP in real-life conditions. The Arm powered IoT test chips are based on subsystem IP, which offer a foundation for your future designs.

FPGA Prototyping Boards

The Arm MPS2 and MPS3 FPGA Prototyping Boards enable FPGA prototyping for Arm Cortex-based designs or IoT subsystems, with a range of debug options.


Juno Arm Development Platform

The Juno Arm Development Platform (ADP) is a software development platform for Armv8-A. It includes the Juno Arm Versatile Express board and an Armv8-A reference software port available through Linaro.

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LogicTile Expansion

LogicTiles provide custom logic expansion capability for the Juno and Versatile Express systems. They enable peripheral prototyping, validation and software device driver development alongside an Arm processor - prior to the SoC returning from the foundry.

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Soft Macro Models

The Logic Express daughter-boards are used together with the Motherboard Express µATX to make Soft Macro Models (SMMs) for evaluation, benchmarking and prototyping with Arm processors.

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IP Juno Arm Development Platform  Motherboard Express + LogicTile Express (Soft Macro Model) MPS2+ FPGA Prototyping board MPS3 FPGA Prototyping board  Musca IoT board  Beetle IoT board 
Cortex-A72  Yes          
Cortex-A53  Yes          
Cortex-R7    Yes        
Cortex-R5    Yes        
Cortex-M33      Yes      
Cortex-M23      Yes      
Cortex-M7      Yes      
Cortex-M4      Yes      
Cortex-M3     Yes      
Cortex-M1      Yes      
Cortex-M0 Plus      Yes      
Cortex-M0      Yes      
Cortex-M3 DesignStart /
CoreLink SSE-050 subsystem
(based on Cortex-M3)
    Yes     Yes
CoreLink SSE-200 subsystem
(based on Cortex-M33)
    Yes Yes Yes  

Tools support

DS-5 Development Studio fully supports all Arm processors and IP as well as a wide range of third-party tools, operating systems and EDA flows. DS-5 represents a comprehensive range of software tools to create, debug and optimize systems built on Arm development boards. Keil MDK is the ideal partner when prototyping with the Cortex-M Prototyping System or Arm's Beetle IoT Evaluation Platform.