Arm is constantly looking to improve how it provides access to its technology. Our aim is to make it easier for partners to take advantage of Arm's technology and reach their goals quicker. We are transforming our IP delivery systems to adapt to changes in how Arm licenses IP, moving away from legacy platforms and providing our partners with a modern and responsive user experience.
Connect will be replaced by the Product Download Hub (PDH). PDH is a much simpler IP delivery interface which enables customers to download their IP with one click. It is already being used to support downloads for the Arm Flexible Access and DesignStart programs. Eventually, PDH will be the one place to download all your Arm IP.
We will also move to product-based downloads, as opposed to parts – making it easier for you to browse, search, select and ultimately download IP.
Product notifications will be simpler, more informative and also at the product level. It will be easier for you to know when products have changed, what the changes are and if you need to download an update.
My Services, an additional capability being developed by Arm, will also provide you with self-management of IP download rights and notifications. For more information on My Services read the blog "Everything I Have From Arm In One Place".
This is a strategic transformation program and will run for the next few quarters. There will be various iterative releases, the first change you will see will be in August 2021. A large portion of the IP available with Connect will be accessible to download through the Product Download Hub (PDH). Further iterations will see all products migrate from Connect, with Connect being decommissioned at the end of the year. Connect will continue to be available in the transition period. This should give plenty of opportunity for you to start using PDH as the primary IP delivery platform before Connect is switched off.
Look out for more updates over the next few months. If you have any questions or feedback related to this transformation program, please contact email@example.com.