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Hardware and host platform requirements

For the best experience with Arm® Development Studio, your hardware and host platform should meet the minimum requirements.

Hardware requirements

To install and use Arm Development Studio, your workstation must have at least:

  • A dual core x86 2GHz processor (or equivalent).
  • 2GB of RAM.
  • Approximately 3GB of hard disk space.

To improve performance, Arm recommends a minimum of 4GB of RAM when you:

  • Debug large images.
  • Use models with large simulated memory maps.
  • Use Arm Streamline.

Host platform requirements

Arm Development Studio supports the following host platforms:

  • Windows 7 SP1 Professional Edition
  • Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation
  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition 18.04 LTS


Arm Development Studio only supports 64-bit host platforms.

Arm® Compiler host platform requirements

Arm Development Studio contains the latest versions of Arm Compiler 5 and Arm Compiler 6. The release notes for each compiler version provide information on host platform compatibility:

For information on adding other versions of Arm Compiler 5 and Arm Compiler 6 to Arm Development Studio, see register a compiler toolchain.