One tool suite. Any Arm-based project.

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

Designed specifically for Arm architecture, Development Studio is the most comprehensive embedded C/C++ dedicated software development solution on the market. It accelerates software engineering whilst helping you build robust and more efficient products. 

Development Studio at a glance

Versatility

Versatility

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

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Efficiency

Say goodbye to printf trial-and-error. With non-intrusive Arm CoreSight trace-capable debugger and the powerful Streamline system-wide analyzer, you can save time quickly 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 such as DSP, machine learning and image recognition.

Scalability

Scalability

From early SoC design stages through 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.

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Supported Targets

Supported boards and devices

With well over 5000 devices in the database, Development Studio ships with out-of-the-box support for popular off-the-shelf microcontrollers and application processors, and commercial development boards using them.

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Supported processors

Whether you are designing a custom SoC or developing on off-the-shelf device not yet on the tool database, Development Studio’s 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 7 SP1 Professional Edition
  • Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation
  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition 16.04 LTS

Note: Development Studio only supports 64-bit host platforms.

Full requirements

Which edition is best for me?

Bronze Edition

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

Silver Edition

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

Gold Edition

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

Platinum Edition

Platinum edition is reserved for Arm partners designing with the latest IP before it becomes available in devices. Please contact Arm for more information

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Resources


Online tutorials and resources

Are you new to Development Studio? If so, here are some great resources available online from some of the leading experts in the field to get you started: 

Type  Title
Video tutorial Creating a new project from a software pack
Video tutorial Linux and Android performance analysis using Streamline
Case study Quvium’s Cough Monitor: ML device developed using Arm Keil MDK
Blog Getting Started with Arm Development Studio

Get in touch

If you would like to get in contact with us about Development Studio, please do so through our online enquiry form.


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