A New, Transparent Way of Working with Arm


Low-cost access to a broad range of world-leading Arm IP, software tools, training and engineering support. Providing System on Chip (SoC) designers the freedom to confidently design, innovate and manufacture with the lowest risk and complete commercial transparency so you can make your ideas a reality.

How Arm Flexible Access Works

Simple Access to the SoC Design IP You Need

Accelerate your SoC development projects by building on a wide selection of proven, verified, compatible IP. SoC design teams can start, pause, pivot their projects with no commercial impact, and innovate quickly and with confidence.

$0 Access Physical IP to Manufacture your SoC Access Physical IP to Manufacture your SoC

Thousands of Arm Artisan Physical IP’s are accessible at $0.

The wide choice foundries and process nodes gives flexibility in manufacturing choices.  Evaluation files  can be supplied within hours so you can get started straight away

Training, Tools and Support

Use a suite of advanced tools to compare and configure IP.

Build team strength and expertise with a rich library of on-demand technical training.

Arm engineers are ready to offer technical advice and support to make your project a success and help you meet the commitments to your customers.

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Flexible Options to Meet Your Needs
Entry Package
$75K per annum
$0 for qualifying startups
  • Access to full Flexible Access IP portfolio
  • License fees are calculated per design on included IP
  • Royalties are calculated per unit on included IP
  • Limited to one tape-out per year
Standard Package
$200K per annum
  • Access to full Flexible Access IP portfolio
  • License fees are calculated per design on included IP
  • Royalties are calculated per unit on included IP
  • Unlimited tape-outs per year
  • Additional seats and credits for training, tools and design support services
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Included in Arm Flexible Access
Fast and easy access to a broad selection of technologies

IP Products

Access a vast range of proven technology for your SoC, including Arm Cortex CPUs, Mali GPUs, System IP, Security IP, Physical IP, and more.


Support and Maintenance

Receive expert support, knowledge and online training at your fingertips to help optimize your projects.


Tools and Models

Fast track your SoC design and development with tools and models. Take advantage of Arm Development Studio Gold, Socrates, and system models (both cycle accurate and fast models) for CPUs.

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Are You a Silicon Startup or Research Institution?

You may be eligible for the entry-tier benefits of the Arm Flexible Access program at zero cost with our specially adapted programs.

What Partners Are Saying

"For Synaptics, the name of the program says it all. It's all about flexibility in terms of access to the Arm IP and design enablement infrastructure that we need to develop our SoCs. We appreciate the straightforward business terms and ability to experiment freely before we commit our designs to silicon."

Saleel Awsare, SVP & GM, IoT Division, Synaptics


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