Access Arm IP for Research

We have a range of Arm IP available for research and educational use – choose the option to suit you and your project, or contact us to find out how we might be able to help support your research needs.


Research on the world’s #1 technology ecosystem with fast and free access to proven Arm IP and subsystems, along with a wealth of resources, tools, design services and forums.

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DesignStart FPGA on Cloud

The easy-to-use, cloud-based interface enables you to prototype and debug software on advanced Arm processors without any physical board or upfront cost, giving you on-demand access for as long as you need it.

Unlock exciting new use cases with Cortex-M33:

  • Suitable for next generation IoT applications
  • Trustzone-enabled for best-in-class security
  • Advanced DSP capabilities for ML inference and other complex applications
  • Can run mbed OS and connect to Arm’s mbed cloud services (Pelion)
  • Can run CMSIS-NN for performance optimized ML applications
  • Advanced software debug capabilities with Arm DS (free license for academics)
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Other IP

We can offer access to a wide range of other IP for research use, along with the relevant interconnect and peripherals.

  • Cortex-A53
  • Cortex-A5
  • Cortex-R5
  • Cache coherent interconnect
  • Debug
  • Trace
  • Interrupt controllers
  • MMU
  • DMA
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Research Enablement Kits

Our Research Enablement Kits are designed to help researchers get the most out of widely available Arm technologies, including DesignStart UP and the gem5 open source simulator. They include software packages, models, hardware prototypes, and services to help universities worldwide harness Arm and partner-based technologies and solutions as efficiently as possible.

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