Supporting Academic Innovation

Arm empowers your academic research with access to a range of commercial Arm IP, tools and resources. Explore the options below to find the program that best suits you and your project, or contact us to find out how we might be able to support your research needs.

Choose the Package That’s Best for You

Arm Flexible Access for Research
Our widest range of IP and tools for academic research
DesignStart Pro Academic
Full RTL for Cortex-M0, M3 and Cortex-A5 and their systems
DesignStart Eval
Instant access to Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3

Suitable for
Suitable for Advanced research Advanced research with a subset of Arm IP Teaching and research

Available to
Available to Researchers within academic research institutions Researchers, Educators and research students Academics and students

License Institutional license agreement End-user license agreement End-user license agreement

Access Submit access request Register using university email address Instant access

Technology Package
Access to the full RTL for a wide range of Cortex-A, Cortex-R, and Cortex-M CPUs, GPUs, subsystems and tools for academic research use Access to the full RTL for Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, and Cortex-A5 CPUs and their systems. Full subsystem and CPU RTL Full subsystem RTL and fixed-configuration, synthesizable CPU RTL for Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 CPUs

Design and Production Rights
Design and
Production Rights
Agreed on a per-project basis Up to 1,000 chips for internal use None
Additional Resources

Our Research Enablement Kits help researchers get the most out of widely available Arm technologies. They include integrated examples of software packages, models, hardware prototypes, and services to help users harness Arm and partner-based technologies and solutions.

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Achieve Your Research Goals

If your project requires a more specialised set of IP, including physical IP, tools, or support, get in touch with our dedicated team who will be happy to discuss the options.

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