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DS-5 Community Edition

Getting started using DS-5 installer 

Follow these simple steps to install ARM® Development Studio 5 Community Edition as a new Eclipse installation.

1. Download and Install

Download the latest DS-5 installer, then follow the instructions for your platform:

Windows Installation Instructions

Extract the installer files from the downloaded zip file, run setup.exe, then follow the simple on-screen installation instructions.

If you have an earlier release of DS-5 already installed, you can install this release on top of it and an upgrade is automatically performed.

Note: During installation you will be prompted to install device drivers and may receive warnings such as "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software"; you can safely ignore these warnings and continue with installation.

Linux Installation Instructions

Extract the installer from the downloaded archive file, run (not source) and follow the on-screen instructions. The installer unpacks DS-5 into your chosen directory, and optionally installs device drivers and desktop shortcuts.

It is recommended you delete any previous release of DS-5 before installing a new release; the installer guides you through this process. Alternatively, you can install it into a different directory.

Note The installer includes device drivers that require you to run with root privileges.

Development Studio
Installer Downloads

Microsoft Windows

DS-5 5.23.1 for 64 bit
1 GB

DS-5 5.23.1 for 32-bit
898.9 MB


DS-5 5.23.1 for 64-bit
1.1 GB

DS-5 5.23.1 for 32-bit
947.3 MB

System Requirements

2. License with Activation Code

Start ARM Development Studio 5 and open the license manager. If this is your first time using Development Studio, then a popup dialog will automatically ask you if you wish to open the license manager, otherwise it can be opened from the "Help" menu.

Choose "Add License...", and enter your Activation Code displayed on this page to obtain a license.

Work through the wizard to select the Host ID to lock your license to, and enter or create your ARM account details.

Once complete, the license manager can be closed as the product is ready to use.

Activation Code:

Use this activation code to license the DS-5 Community Edition:

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