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
DesignStart

Arm DesignStart
Access a select mix of IP products and tools
 
 
Arm Flexible Access

Arm Flexible Access
Access a wide range of IP products, support, tools and training

 

Standard Licensing

Standard Licensing
Full product portfolio, support and training
Upfront Costs Upfront Costs Upfront Costs
$0 for the Cortex-M0, Cortex-M1 and Cortex-M3 CPUs

$75K for the Cortex-A5 CPU

$75K entry package annual access fee

$200K standard package annual access fee

Upfront license fees based on license terms
Licensing 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 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 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 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 Enhanced support options
Yes Yes Yes
Success-based royalties Success-based royalties Success-based royalties
Yes Yes Yes
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