Develop and Manufacture Commercial SoCs

DesignStart Pro provides access to Arm IP for no upfront fee, just a success-based royalty model so you can start developing your commercial SoC.

By joining DesignStart Pro, you will have access to the design support and training opportunities your team needs.
DesignStart Pro Processor and System IP

Access a range of Arm IP:

  • Cortex-M0 processor and the Cortex-M System Design Kit (CMSDK)
  • Cortex-M3 processor and Corstone-100 foundation IP, including the SSE-050 subsystem
DesignStart Pro Software and Tools

Take advantage of software development tools:

  • 90-day license of Keil MDK Professional, a full-featured software development suite for Arm-based microcontrollers
  • IAR Embedded Workbench for high-performance development tools

Arm training will get your teams up to speed quickly. We have hardware, software and system courses available in private, online and public classrooms.

Technical Support

Discover a wide range of technical resources and documentation to aid in your custom chip development.

Design Services

We can help turn your ideas into reality in partnership with the Arm Approved Design Partners, offering design advice and assistance with specifications. Let us help you select the best design partner for your needs. 

DesignStart RTL Review

For customers that design their own SoC, we can help verify the design and reduce risk before tape out. The review includes memory system arrangement, debug system, clock and power domains, and more.

Get Started with DesignStart Pro

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“DesignStart Pro has proven invaluable to us. It tackles the pain points typically experienced by early stage startups when funding is extremely tight. At this point in our journey we had to spend our money wisely, taking the custom approach in areas we wanted to really differentiate in while using readily available, high-quality IP and tools everywhere else.”

Orr Danon, Co-founder