Open Source Software and Platforms
AI and ML forum
Architectures and Processors forum
Arm Development Platforms forum
Arm Development Studio forum
Arm Virtual Hardware forum
Compilers and Libraries forum
Graphics, Gaming, and VR forum
High Performance Computing (HPC) forum
Infrastructure Solutions forum
Internet of Things (IoT) forum
Operating Systems forum
SoC Design and Simulation forum
AI and ML blog
Architectures and Processors blog
Graphics, Gaming, and VR blog
High Performance Computing (HPC) blog
Infrastructure Solutions blog
Internet of Things (IoT) blog
Operating Systems blog
SoC Design and Simulation blog
Tools, Software and IDEs blog
Works on Arm blog
Arm Support Services
Arm Approved program
Arm Design Reviews
Videos & Files
DesignStart requires membership for participation - click to join
Subscribe by email
By view count
By comment count
Pre-silicon Software Development with Arm Models for Cortex-A5 DesignStart
Cortex-A5 DesignStart: Take advantage of the fast simulation models of the CPU with a pre-validated, configurable reference (subsystem) design to reduce device complexity and speed-up software development…
September 23, 2019
Case study: RelChip turns up the heat with Arm DesignStart
Learn how RelChip developed an Arm Cortex-M based microcontroller with the widest operating temperature range in the world to be used for applications in extreme conditions, from geothermal to aerospace…
May 20, 2019
Case study: accelerated chip design for drones and cameras with Arm DesignStart
Find out how NeoWine turned to the Arm DesignStart program to create a secure encryption ASIC and high performance MCU for drones, based on the Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors.
May 13, 2019
Case study: Evolving intelligent devices for immersive experiences
Discover how Inuitive developed a highly capable computer vision processor with the smallest possible footprint for use in AR,VR, drones and robotics applications with the Arm Cortex-A5 processor.
April 1, 2019
Case study: Start-up uses DesignStart Pro to create proof of concept, securing $16m in funding
Find out how this start-up uses Arm DesignStart to create proof of concept and secures $16m in funding
March 5, 2019
Case study: From concept to tape-out in six months using DesignStart
Find out how EigenCOMM developed a low-power, high-performance solution with DesignStart in just 6 months.
March 5, 2019
Designing a custom SoC: 9 next steps after downloading your Arm IP
Step-by-step guide to designing a system-on-chip (SoC), from initial IP download, to design, software creation and commercialization.
January 7, 2019
A look inside the Cortex-A5 CPU, available through DesignStart
Arm expanded its fast-access IP program to include the Linux-capable Arm Cortex-A5 processor. Find out the four big aspects that make Cortex-A5 DesignStart stand out and what is included in the program…
December 12, 2018
7 reasons why fast, low-cost access to a Linux-capable, Arm CPU is great news
By adding Cortex-A5 to the DesignStart program, developers now have fast, low-cost access to a high-performing, ultra-efficient CPU that is ideal for a wide range of embedded and IoT applications.
October 22, 2018
Expanding Innovation: Bringing Arm to Programmable FPGA
DesignStart FPGA will address growth in application-optimized designs by providing access to Arm Cortex-M1 and Cortex-M3 soft processor IP for integration with Xilinx Vivado Design Suite.
October 1, 2018
Software code coverage with Arm Cortex-M3 DesignStart
This blog shares a practical example of how to ensure embedded software is fully exercised and tested, creating rudimentary instruction coverage and source line coverage for software running on the Arm…
August 23, 2018
New online training course - DesignStart Cortex-M3, An introduction to Armv7-M
Following on from the launch of our new online training service, we have recently published a new video-based training course for developing software for the Arm DesignStart Cortex-M3 processor.
March 8, 2018
FAQ: Is Quartus Prime Partial Reconfiguration license required to customize/build Arm DesignStart FPGA image?
Older versions of Cortex-M0 DesignStart required obtaining an Intel Altera Quartus Prime partial reconfiguration license. However this is no longer necessary with the latest DesignStart packages
November 24, 2017
Arm and BaySand make custom SoC/ASIC design easier
BaySand license Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors through the Arm DesignStart Pro program.
October 13, 2017
Whitepaper: Lowering the barriers to entry for ASICs
TIRIAS Research discusses why OEMs are choosing custom SoCs and how they can get to silicon faster, simpler, and with confidence, using Arm DesignStart.
September 28, 2017
Training and resources: custom SoCs and Arm DesignStart
Get started on the fastest, simplest route to a custom SoC with Arm DesignStart (no upfront fee) with blogs, whitepapers, seminars, and webinars below.
September 28, 2017
Enhance your product with industry-leading processors – for no upfront license fee
It has never been easier or more cost effective to begin your custom chip journey with the enhanced Arm DesignStart - the fastest, easiest route to evaluate and commercialize custom chips - now with the…
July 19, 2017
Are you maximizing your product design? See how a custom ASIC can help
Many different companies are seeing the benefits of developing a custom chip. Last week we ran two webinars on “Are you maximizing your product design? See how a custom ASIC can help?”
June 23, 2017
Enhanced Arm DesignStart: the fastest and lowest-risk path to custom SoCs
Arm accelerates innovation in smart embedded devices with significant enhancements to DesignStart that provide the fastest, simplest access to proven, trusted IP, and the most comprehensive route to silicon…
June 20, 2017
Extra help along the DesignStart road
Arm DesignStart now includes the Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors, with no upfront license fee. This will inspire more embedded designers, start-ups and OEMs to design their own custom SoC.
June 20, 2017
Enhanced Arm DesignStart eliminates upfront license fees for Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors
Arm DesignStart program expanded to include ARM Cortex-M3 processor
June 20, 2017