Install on macOS

Arm Mobile Studio is provided as a dmg package. To mount it, double-click the dmg package and follow the instructions. The directory tree is copied to the Applications folder on your local file system for easy access.

Launch Arm Mobile Studio tools on macOS

Launch the tools directly from the Arm Mobile Studio directory tree in your Applications folder.

  1. To launch Streamline, go to the <installation_directory>/streamline folder, and open the Streamline.app file.

    Note: To use Streamline with an Arm Mobile Studio professional edition license, you must open this file from within a Terminal shell that has the correct licensing environment variables set. For example:
    cd /streamline/
    open Streamline.app

    Refer to Adding a professional license for instructions.

    Refer to Get started with Streamline for step-by-step instructions on how to capture a performance profile of your application.
  2. To launch Graphics Analyzer, go to the <installation_directory>/graphics_analyzer/gui folder, and open the Graphics Analyzer.app file.

    Note: To use Graphics Analyzer with an Arm Mobile Studio professional edition license, you must open them from within a Terminal shell that has the correct licensing environment variables set. For example:
    cd /graphics_analyzer/gui/
    open Graphics\ Analyzer.app

    Refer to Adding a professional license for instructions.

    Refer to Get started with Graphics Analyzer for step-by-step instructions on how to trace an application.
  3. To launch Performance Advisor:
    1. Navigate to the <installation_directory>/performance_advisor directory, and double-click the performance_advisor_launcher file.
    2. Your computer will ask you to allow Performance Advisor to control the Terminal application. Confirm this.

      Performance Advisor opens the Terminal application, and sets your PATH environment variable so you can run the pa command from any directory.
    3. (Optional) To use Performance Advisor with an Arm Mobile Studio professional edition license, you must set the correct licensing environment variables from within this shell's context. Refer to Adding a professional license for instructions.
    Use the pa --help command to list all the available command options.
    Refer to Get started with Performance Advisor for step-by-step instructions on how to generate a report.
  4. To launch Mali Offline Compiler, navigate to the <installation_directory>/mali_offline_compiler directory, and double-click the mali_offline_compiler_launcher file.

    Mali Offline Compiler opens the Terminal application and sets your PATH environment variable so you can run the malioc command from any directory.

    Use the malioc --help option to list all the available command options.
    Refer to Get started with Mali Offline Compiler for step-by-step instructions on how to analyze a shader program for a device with a Mali GPU.

    Note: On some versions of macOS, you might see a message that Mali Offline Compiler is not recognised as an application from an identified developer. To enable Mali Offline Compiler, cancel this message, then open System Preferences > Security & Privacy, and select  Allow Anyway for the "malioc" item.

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