One tool suite. Any Arm-based project.

Efficient embedded software development from tiny off-the-shelf microcontrollers to custom cluster processors

Development Studio at a glance

Versatility

Versatility

Two Integrated Development Environment (IDE) options, one for each development type: Keil µVision for smaller microcontrollers, and Eclipse-based Development Studio IDE for native cluster support and third-party integration.

A bug representing debugging.

Efficiency

End printf trial and error. With non-intrusive Arm CoreSight trace-capable debugger and the powerful Streamline system-wide analyzer, you can save time zooming in on both bugs and performance issues.

A mirrored view (Digital Signal Processing).

Performance

Highly optimized bare-metal C/C++ code generation, including industry-leading auto-vectorization techniques for Arm Neon and SVE technologies. Maximize performance for applications like DSP, machine learning, and image recognition.

Scalability

Scalability

From early SoC design stages to software testing on silicon, from tiny energy-harvesting Cortex-M0+ systems to server-grade Neoverse platforms, from start-up to enterprise projects: Development Studio is designed to scale with your projects.

Development Studio components

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Supported targets

Supported boards and devices

With more than 5,000 devices in the database, Development Studio ships with out-of-the-box support for popular off-the-shelf microcontrollers and application processors, and the commercial development boards that use them.

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Supported processors

Whether you are designing a custom SoC or developing an off-the-shelf device not yet on the tool database, the Development Studio Platform Configuration Editor (PCE) and the Debug and Trace Service Layer (DTSL) enable debug connection to virtually any design using supported processors.

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System requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation
  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition 16.04 LTS

Note: Development Studio IDE only supports 64-bit host platforms. For the Keil MDK system requirements visit Keil MDK system requirements.

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Which edition is best for me?

Bronze Edition

The Bronze entry-level edition includes a complete toolchain for all Cortex-M projects and debug for selected Cortex-A and Cortex-R cores.

Gold Edition

The Gold Edition is a fully comprehensive toolchain for all software development projects on any Arm CPU and architecture, including Armv8 processors.

Silver Edition

The Silver Edition contains all the essential tools for projects on Arm cores up to Armv7 architecture in the Cortex-R and Cortex-A families, and the entire Cortex-M range.

Platinum Edition

The Platinum Edition is reserved for Arm partners who are designing with the latest IP before it becomes available in devices. Contact Arm for more information.

Get started with Development Studio

View the following resources and get started with Arm Development Studio

Online tutorials and resources

If you are new to Development Studio, here are some resources from leading experts to help you get started:

 Title Type
Creating a new project from a software pack Video tutorial
Linux and Android performance analysis using Streamline Video tutorial 
Quvium’s Cough Monitor: ML device developed using Arm Keil MDK Case study
Getting Started with Arm Development Studio Blog
Watch the latest webinars to find out how Arm tools can help you get the most from our IP technologies. Webinars

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