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Arm Compiler provides the earliest, most complete, and most accurate support for the latest architectural features and extensions of the Arm architecture. Arm Compiler supports all the latest Arm Cortex, Neoverse, and SecurCore processors, including cores that are in development.
Arm Compiler is a mature toolchain that is tailored to the development of bare-metal software, firmware, and Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) applications. Arm Compiler is used by leading companies in a wide variety of industries, including automotive (ISO 26262), consumer electronics, industrial (IEC 61508), medical (IEC 62304), networking, railway (EN 50128), storage, and telecommunications. For HPC and scientific applications, see the Linux user-space C/C++ Compiler and Linux user-space Fortran compiler.
The Arm Compiler includes many powerful space-saving and performance-enhancing optimization techniques, including low-level microarchitecture-specific instruction scheduling, unused section elimination, and aggressive Link-Time Optimization (LTO).
- Is built on modern LLVM and Clang technology
- Supports GNU syntax assembly
- Is highly compatible with source code originally written for GCC
- Implements specifications including ANSI/ISO C and C++, ABI for the Arm architecture, ABI for the 64-bit Arm architecture, and Arm C Language Extensions (ACLE)
- armlink: Feature-rich dedicated embedded linker that combines objects and libraries to produce an executable
- Arm C libraries: Optimized by Arm for performance and code density, and include the tiny MicroLib for deeply embedded applications.
- Arm C++ libraries: Libraries based on the LLVM libc++ project
- fromelf: Image conversion utility and disassembler
- armar: Archiver that enables sets of object files to be collected together
Develop efficient software
From low-cost, memory-constrained embedded systems to high-end complex heterogeneous systems, Arm Compiler is optimized for a range of embedded workloads, with performance and code density that can be tuned for your specific target application.
Verify system design
Developed in collaboration with Arm processor and architecture projects, Arm Compiler is the ideal toolchain for verifying your design. Arm Compiler provides the earliest, most complete, and most accurate support for the latest Arm cores and architectural extensions.
Build safety-critical code
Developing complex safety-related applications can be challenging and time-consuming. Specific releases of Arm Compiler and the C Libraries have been certified by TÜV SÜD for development to the most demanding Safety Integrity Levels (SIL), accelerating your certification process.
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Try Arm Compiler
Get a free 30-day license for Arm Compiler in Development Studio, or through a seven-day evaluation of Keil MDK Professional.
Extensive Arm Compiler documentation is available. This documentation includes a comprehensive Migration and Compatibility Guide that enables a smooth transition if you are migrating from a legacy Arm Compiler toolchain, like armcc and armasm, to armclang.