Designed specifically for the Arm architecture, Development Studio is the most comprehensive embedded C/C++ dedicated software development solution on the market. Development Studio accelerates software engineering while helping you build robust and efficient products.
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Development Studio at a glance
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.
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.
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.
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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Arm Development Studio includes:
- Arm debugger and Keil µVision debugger
- Embedded C/C++ Arm Compiler 6 including backwards compatible license
- Streamline performance analyzer for system-wide optimization on Linux, Android or bare-metal
- Royalty-free CMSIS-compliant middleware blocks for MCUs
- Armv7 and Armv8 Fixed Virtual Platforms for software development without a hardware target
- Graphics debugger compatible with OpenGL ES, Vulkan and OpenCL
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.
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.
Which edition is best for me?
The Bronze entry-level edition includes a complete toolchain for all Cortex-M projects and debug for selected Cortex-A and Cortex-R cores.
The Gold Edition is a fully comprehensive toolchain for all software development projects on any Arm CPU and architecture, including Armv8 processors.
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.
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.
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Get started with Development Studio
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Online tutorials and resources
If you are new to Development Studio, here are some resources from leading experts to help you get started:
Get support with Arm Training courses and design reviews. You can also open a support case or manage existing cases.
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