Software Tools

The ARM tools range offers two software development families that provide you with all the necessary tools for every stage of your software development workflow:
  • ARM DS-5 Development Studio provides best-in-class tools for the broadest range of ARM processor-based platforms, including application processors and multicore SoCs
  • Keil MDK-ARM is a complete software development toolkit for ARM processor-based microcontrollers. It is the right choice for embedded applications based on the ARM Cortex™-M series, ARM7™, ARM9™, and Cortex-R4 processors

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DS-5 is a suite of professional software development tools for all ARM processors.


Keil MDK-ARM™ supports more than 1200 devices based on the ARM Cortex™-M series, ARM7™, ARM9™ and Cortex-R4 processors. It includes numerous examples, project templates and middleware libraries, with extensive TCP/IP software stack, flash file system, USB Hose and Device stack, CAN access, and a comfortable solution for graphical user interfaces.

The easy-to-use IDE and the fully featured debugger with advances analysis functionality help developers to get started quickly with their project and concentrate on the differentiating features of their application.



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