I'm a student in university, my team will tapeout a SoC in the future.
We get the free Cortex-M0/M3 DesignStart Eval for learning.(www.arm.com/.../designstart-university)
I realized I need move to DesignStart Pro for tapeout. But I find this page shows Arm Cortex-M3 DesignStart Pro is a FE Bundle. (https://www.arm.com/products/designstart/dashboard.php?tab=processor)
FAQs tell me only FB Bundle include GDSII files. (https://developer.arm.com/support/arm-ip-downloads/arm-connect-faq)
I want to know whether Arm Cortex-M3 DesignStart Pro include GDSII files. If not, where can I apply for cortex m0/m3 IP with GDSII files?
The Cortex-M3 DesignStart Pro doesn't contain the GDSII files, however it contains the Cortex-M3 RTL files that allow you to use EDA tools from Synopsys or Cadence to synthesize the processor to produce a GDSII.
You can find further information of what is included in the Cortex-M3 DesignStart Pro package below:
Information about the University program can be found here: