Supporting Academic Innovation

Arm empowers your academic research with access to a range of commercial Arm IP, tools and resources. Explore the options below to find the program that best suits you and your project, or contact us to find out how we might be able to support your research needs.

Choose the Package That’s Best for You

DesignStart Eval
Instant access to Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3
DesignStart Pro Academic
Full RTL for Cortex-M0, M3 and Cortex-A5 and their systems
Arm Academic Access
Our widest range of IP and tools for academic research

Suitable for
Suitable for Teaching and research Advanced research with a subset of Arm IP Advanced research

Available to
Available to Academics and students Researchers, Educators and research students Researchers within academic research institutions

License End-user license agreement End-user license agreement Institutional license agreement

Access Instant access Register using university email address Submit access request

Technology Package
Full subsystem RTL and fixed-configuration, synthesizable CPU RTL for Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 CPUs Access to the full RTL for Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, and Cortex-A5 CPUs and their systems. Full subsystem and CPU RTL Access to the full RTL for a wide range of Cortex-A, Cortex-R, and Cortex-M CPUs, GPUs, subsystems and tools for academic research use

Design and Production Rights
Design and
Production Rights
None Up to 1,000 chips for internal use Agreed on a per-project basis

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Additional Resources

Our Research Enablement Kits help researchers get the most out of widely available Arm technologies. They include integrated examples of software packages, models, hardware prototypes, and services to help users harness Arm and partner-based technologies and solutions.

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Achieve Your Research Goals

If your project requires a more specialised set of IP, including physical IP, tools, or support, get in touch with our dedicated team who will be happy to discuss the options.

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