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    The ARM tools range offers two software development families that provide you with all the necessary  tools for every stage of your software development workflow; ARM Development Studio (DS-5) and Keil MDK ARM. ARM Development Studio (DS-5) provides best-in-class tools for the broadest range of ARM processor-based platforms, including application processors and multicore SoCs. Keil MDK ARM offers a specialized software development toolkit for ARM embedded microcontrollers.




    ARM DS-5 Development Studio 5

    Developed by ARM architecture experts, DS-5 toolchain is designed to help you develop software applications which are highly optimised for ARM application processors such as the Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 series. Combining a powerful C/C++ editor and project manager in an Eclipse based environment with a Linux/Android aware debugger, the DS-5 suite also offers extra tools such as the ARM Streamline performance analyser. If you have used an Eclipse based environment before DS-5 will feel user-friendly, though comprehensive support is offered by ARM in the form of technical documentation, videos, blogs and online seminars.

    Everything You Need


    The complete suite of software development tools for ARM processor-based ASICs and standard devices.

    Shorten Development Cycles


    DS-5 accelerates your software development by providing an easy-to-use, integrated, and validated toolchain. Including Integration with the industry-standard Eclipse IDE, which provides a large ecosystem of 3rd party plug-ins.

    ARM Expertise


    DS-5 Professional Edition is the only commercial compiler co-developed with the ARM processors and specifically designed to optimally support the ARM architecture.

    Amazing Convenience


    DS-5 Debugger brings together the convenience and productivity of integrated embedded development tools with the power and flexibility of open source tools for Linux and Android™.



    Streamline is the Linux and Android performance analysis tool in DS-5. Through a small driver running on the target, Streamline captures the target's performance information and displays it in an easy to understand graphical interface.

    DSTREAM + DS-5 BUNDLESDSTREAM + DS-5 BUNDLES: We’ve combined DSTREAM hardware and DS-5 software tools into a complementary solution-package to save you money. The ARM DSTREAM high performance, debug and trace unit enables powerful software debug and optimization on any ARM processor-based hardware target. Learn More about DS-5 & DSTREAM>>

    Keil MDK-ARM Microcontroller Development Kit

    The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex™-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7™ and ARM9™ processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn and use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications. MDK-ARM is available in four editions: MDK-Lite, MDK-Cortex-M, MDK-Standard, and MDK-Professional. All editions provide a complete C/C++ development environment and MDK-Professional includes extensive middleware libraries.


    • Complete support for Cortex-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7 and ARM9 devices
    • Industry-leading ARM C/C++ Compilation Toolchain
    • µVision4 IDE, debugger, and simulation environment
    • Keil RTX deterministic, small footprint real-time operating system (with source code)
    • TCP/IP Networking Suite offers multiple protocols and various applications
    • USB Device and USB Host stacks are provided with standard driver classes
    • Complete GUI Library for embedded systems with graphical user interfaces
    • ULINKpro enables on-the-fly analysis of running applications and records every executed Cortex-M instruction
    • Complete Code Coverage information about your program's execution
    • Execution Profiler and Performance Analyzer enable program optimization
    • Numerous example projects help you quickly become familiar with MDK-ARM's powerful, built-in features
    • CMSIS Cortex Microcontoller Software Interface Standard compliant




    MDK-Cortex-MMDK-Cortex-M: Discover the same functionality found in the Standard Edition – yet supporting only Cortex-M devices. It’s a complete software development environment for Cortex™-M, processor-based devices, specifically designed for microcontroller applications. Learn More >>