The Proven Path to Custom Silicon Chip Success

Whether you are a seasoned silicon developer or a product designer looking for a complete solution to replace existing discrete components, we offer the world’s most proven IP and the industry’s most robust SoC development resources. From simulation to emulation to FPGA prototyping and bring-up, here is where you will find the right services and tools to design and validate your Arm-based SoC and achieve custom SoC success.

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Why Build a Custom Chip?

The demand for ever-smarter devices has manufacturers looking for ways to add new features and intelligence to their products. Today, many companies are turning to custom SoCs that can offer more choice and flexibility. Watch this video to learn about the benefits of custom SoCs.

Why Arm for Custom SoCs?

Arm offers a comprehensive solution of highly integrated, industry-proven Cortex processors, System Design Kits and Artisan Physical IP for the ideal compute platform. Whether you are looking to create a chip from scratch, or looking for a complete solution — Arm can help every step of the way with specific products, tools and services, which include:  

  • Proven, trusted processor and system IP 
  • Arm IoT SoC solutions in order to accelerate time-to-security for SoC designers 
  • Integration of analog and sensor IP for smaller, lower-cost, more power-efficient custom SoCs  
  • Comprehensive IoT solutions for security, power efficiency, standard-based communication and scalability  
  • Support, services and tools from the world’s No.1 ecosystem

Arm DesignStart

Arm Offers More Than a CPU

No matter your technical expertise, you can get the right level of design support you need and access loads of resources, training, software and tools through the Arm ecosystem.


Arm Approved Design Partners help companies who are new to custom SoCs (and simply ‘just want a chip’) or who need to supplement their in-house skills. They even offer complete turn-key designs, where finished, packaged, tested chips are supplied or supplemental services, to complete a customer’s own design team. 

Arm DesignStart Offers the Fastest, Simplest Route to Proven IP

Get access to our industry-leading Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors, which are shipped in half a million SoCs every hour. Get started quickly with a simple click-through agreement and no upfront license fee.

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