Which edition is right for me?
This entry-level edition includes a complete toolchain for all Cortex-M projects as well as complete debug for selected Cortex-A and Cortex-R cores. Fixed Virtual Platforms are provided for all supported cores.
This edition features Keil MDK Essential Edition, and so does not include middleware.
Silver contains all the essential tools for debugging, compiling, modelling and performance analysis on Arm cores up to Armv7 architecture in the Cortex-R and Cortex-A families, as well as the entire Cortex-M range. For systems based on Armv8 Cortex-A and/or Cortex-R architecture, this edition also supports debug and performance analysis – which is ideal for those running Linux on these cores.
Silver also features Keil MDK Professional for dedicated MCU development, which includes full middleware.
Gold edition is ideal for those seeking a fully comprehensive toolchain for all software development projects on any Arm CPU and architecture, including Armv8 processors. All cores are supported with debuggers, compilers, performance analysis tools and virtual prototypes.
This edition also features Keil MDK Professional for dedicated MCU development, including full middleware.
Platinum edition is reserved for Arm partners developing the latest IP before it becomes available in devices. It includes all the features of Gold, but support for the latest announced IP from Arm.
Please contact Arm for more information.