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Fast and Easy Access to Industry Leading ARM IP

ARM® DesignStart™ is the world's premier ARM IP online access portal, enabling users fast and easy access to trial a selection of ARM products without charge.

Products available include one of the most licensed ARM processor, the ARM Cortex®-M0 processor and an array of ARM Artisan® Physical IP solutions optimized for a wide range of foundry processes.

Cortex-M0 Processor DesignStart

  • Fast and easy access
  • Free-of-charge access to ARM IP for system design and simulation
  • Low-cost prototyping package on FPGA
  • Simplified and quick access to EDA tooling

Having completed a simple registration process, approved users can quickly access and develop proof of concept systems using ARM IP.

$40k Fast Track for Cortex-M0

For those wanting a full production license, ARM offers a fast track $40K license to use the Cortex-M0 in production devices.

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Processor IP

ARM Cortex-M0 processor DesignStart is a free-of-charge downloadable package to enable chip designers to create proof-of-concept systems based around the popular Cortex-M0 processor.

The package enables users to create a custom system based around Cortex-M0, integrate their own IP and test this as a system. Users can even develop and debug the system on hardware by downloading to a low cost ARM supplied FPGA development board.

The ARM Cortex-M0 processor DesignStart is an ideal opportunity for organizations new to ARM Processor IP to try a Cortex-M processor in a wide range of applications including IoT, sensor, control and mixed signal SoCs

To make it as easy as possible to get started, the package comprises a fully functional synthesizable full-configuration Cortex-M0 processor and a system development kit reference design. The reference design includes interconnect, peripherals, interfaces, example software, example projects and documentation.

Design Services

In addition, ARM has partnered with both Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics to provide simplified and expedited access to chip development tooling, and a free evaluation of the Cortex-M0 within these tools. Instructions on accessing this EDA tooling will be sent to approved registrants of Cortex-M0 DesignStart.

Companies wishing to supplement their own skills can use ARM Approved Design Partners who are experienced in developing SoCs using ARM IP.

Physical IP

ARM Artisan® Physical IP delivers the most comprehensive and advanced physical IP solution in the industry. DesignStart for Physical IP provides easy access to thousands of ARM's Artisan Physical IP products for download.

ARM Artisan Physical IP enables efficient implementation of SoC designs. IP products including; Logic IP, Standard Cell, Embedded Memory Compilers, Interface IP and ARM POP™ IP. All of the Artisan physical IP products are specifically optimized for each foundry and process technology.

Approved users can browse, investigate and download Artisan IP for evaluation,

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