Free Access to Arm Processor IP

DesignStart Eval provides free and instant access to Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors (via a simple click-through end-user license agreement) so you can design and prototype a custom SoC.

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To get started, simply choose the Arm processor IP, software, technology, and resources that are right for you.
FeatureCortex-M0 ProcessorCortex-M3 Processor
Footprint
  • Exceptionally small area
  • Minimal code footprint of the processor
  • Small Area
Performance
  • Low power consumption
  • Invisible processing
  • Balanced performance & efficiency
  • Exceptional system response to events
  • Highly deterministic
Suitable for
  • Energy-sipping devices, from small sensors to smart pills
  • For mainstream embedded devices, from whitegoods to connected light bulbs and industrial controllers 
Technology
  • Design with a fixed-configuration, synthesizable Cortex-M0 RTL 
  • Use the Cortex-M System Design Kit (CMSDK) to quickly get started 
  • Prototype with Cortex-M Prototyping System, including out-of-the-box support 
  • Design with a fixed-configuration, synthesizable Cortex-M3 RTL 
  • Customize your design with your own IP and use the Corstone-100 foundation IP that includes the fully-verified SSE-050 subsystem
  • Prototype with the MPS2+ FPGA Prototyping Board
  • Connect IoT devices with Mbed OS 
  • Simulate with a 1-year license of Cortex-M3 Cycle Model 
Support

Instantly access information and support from Arm experts, ecosystem partners and other DesignStart designers via the DesignStart Community

Instantly access information and support from Arm experts, ecosystem partners and other DesignStart designers via the DesignStart Community

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