Build a Secure IoT System-on-Chip: Arm Corstone

Arm Corstone provides everything you need to start your SoC design, helping you build SoCs faster and more securely, with the right architecture choice, integration and verification

At the heart of Corstone is one of the subsystem reference designs. Each one is an implementation of an Arm-defined subsystem architecture. It is a complete solution for architecting the system, making it secure and able to handle the complex power-control infrastructure, while balancing trade-offs between performance and power.

  • Arm has integrated the processor(s), system IP, memory system, debug, security IP and other Arm IP together, simplifying the design process and handling the power control, security and performance in an optimised way.
  • Hundreds of hours of verification work has been dedicated to these subsystems, allowing you to benefit from getting to market quickly.
  • Each subsystem is configurable, modifiable, enabling you to focus on differentiation by customizing the system to meet your unique needs.
  • Corstone has been designed to be extensible so you can build the rest of your SoC on top of the system.
  • Simplify software development with easier porting of open-source Trusted Firmware-M (TF-M) for an accelerated route to PSA Certified.
  • Design confidently with FPGA and Fixed Virtual Prototyping (FVP) platforms based on Corstone. Choose from well supported RTOSs such as as RTX, FreeRTOS, Zephyr and Mbed OS to further reduce software development cost.

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Corstone was formerly referred to as SDKs, System Design Kits or CoreLink SDKs.

Select the right Corstone for your application below:

Corstone-100

Cortex-M0/M0+/M3/M4

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The essential system design kit to accelerate your designs and add a first level of security.



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Corstone-101

Cortex-M0/M0+/M3/M4

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Contains all the elements of the Corstone-100 with an additional Flash Controller IP to ease designing your SoC for IoT and automotive applications.

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Corstone-200

Cortex-M0/M0+
Cortex-M3/M4/M23/M33

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The full design toolbox, with support for TrustZone technology and the latest Cortex-M processors. It also contains all the elements of Corstone-100.

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Corstone-201

Cortex-M0/M0+/M3/M4/M23/M33

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Contains all the elements of the Corstone-200 and provides a reference design for Arm Cortex-M23.


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Corstone-300

Cortex-M55

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The Arm Corstone-300 reference design helps you build secure SoCs quickly – it is the fastest way to incorporate Arm’s most AI-capable Cortex-M processor, the Arm Cortex-M55 processor, into an SoC design.

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Corstone-700

Cortex-A and Cortex-M

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Corstone-700 integrates both Cortex-M and Cortex-A processors in one handy, flexible subsystem. It includes support for system peripherals, plus a broad spectrum of security counter-measures.

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