Access Arm IP with More Choice and More Flexibility

As the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, Arm licenses its technology to a vast network of partners, from leading semiconductor companies to niche custom design companies.

Depending on your needs, choose the best way to access Arm IP, tools and support.

Choose a Licensing Plan That’s Right for Your Business

Arm DesignStart
Access a select mix of IP products and tools
Arm Flexible Access
Access IP products, support, tools and training
Standard Licensing
Full product portfolio, support and training

Upfront Costs
Upfront Costs $0 for the Cortex-M0, Cortex-M1 and Cortex-M3 CPUs
$75K for the Cortex-A5 CPU
$0K entry package annual access fee for qualifying startups
$75K entry package annual access fee
$200K standard package annual access fee
Upfront license fees based on license terms

Licensing
Licensing No additional license fee for the Cortex-M0, Cortex-M1, and Cortex-M3 CPUs
$50K license fee for the Cortex-A5 CPU at tape out
Per product license fees due at tape out Upfront license fees based on license terms

Includes
Includes
  • Arm Cortex-A5, Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M0 CPUs
  • FPGA-optimized Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M1 soft CPU IP
  • Corstone foundation IP
  • Supporting system IP
  • Artisan physical IP libraries
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  • A wide range of Cortex-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M CPUs
  • Mali GPUs
  • Corstone foundation IP
  • System IP
  • Security IP
  • Artisan physical IP libraries
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  • Access to the most advanced Arm IP
  • Locked-down system-on-chip (SoC) roadmaps with multiple uses of specific Arm IP products

Tools and Models
Tools and Models
  • Arm DS Gold One
  • Arm Socrates
  • Arm System Models
  • Software, IP tooling and models are all licensed as additional products

Support and Maintenance
Support and Maintenance Community-based support Standard support and maintenance for all included products Standard support and maintenance for licensed products

Enhanced support options
Enhanced support options Yes Yes Yes

Success-based royalties
Success-based royalties Yes Yes Yes
Are You a Silicon Startup or Research Institution?

You may be eligible for the entry-tier benefits of the Arm Flexible Access program at zero cost with our specially adapted programs.

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