Custom SoC Development Tools

Arm Development Studio is the most complete end-to-end development environment for all Arm-based SoC projects. From fast IP evaluation to shipping an optimized board support package (BSP) for your SoC, Arm’s flagship tool suite provides a single solution for semiconductor companies to adopt throughout the product lifecycle.

Tools for Every Stage of Your Project


Development Studio C++ IDE

With an improved user experience compared to previous generation tools, Development Studio contains the flexible Eclipse IDE. It enables intuitive source code editing, project management and integration for several productivity plugins, such as version control. Best of all, it is just as effective working on Linux or Windows host platforms.



Arm Compiler

Arm C/C++ Compiler leads the way in performance, code density, architectural accuracy and safety for bare-metal and real-time OS applications on Arm. Based on over 25 years of investment in compiler technology and developed alongside the Arm architecture means that the Arm Compiler builds the most efficient code possible for Arm processors.


Arm Debugger

This single debug environment allows developers to test, verify, and optimize code. Arm Debugger enables the seamless development on virtual and physical prototypes, simple and complex SoC detection and high-speed CoreSight trace capabilities when used in conjunction with DSTREAM Family of hardware debug probes.



Streamline performance analyzer

Streamline is a system-wide analysis tool for Linux, Android and bare-metal embedded systems. It captures performance information from the CPU, GPU and OS, giving developers better insight into how software executes. Streamline helps developers quickly zoom in on bottlenecks, multi-threading issues and inefficient resource usage.


Connection to virtual prototypes

Developers can co-design software before hardware availability when connecting to Arm Fast Models to power accelerated SoC design.

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Second-generation high-performance debug probe, enabling maximum visibility into Arm processors with 2.4 Gbps parallel trace over 4 pins. Streams trace data directly to host PC, and includes system auto-detection with Arm Development Studio and a wide range of target connectors.

Fast Models

Fast Models

Fast Models are accurate, flexible programmer’s view models of Arm IP, allowing you to develop software such as drivers, firmware, OS, and applications prior to silicon availability.

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Keil MDK

For development of Arm-based microcontroller applications, Keil MDK includes all the components to create, build, and debug embedded applications plus software packs to accelerate development.