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DS-5 Ultimate Edition »

DS-5 Ultimate Edition

At the apex of ARM technology, DS-5 Ultimate Edition gives you everything you need for ARMv8 device development. It contains all the features of DS-5 Professional Edition, plus ARM Compiler 6 and other tools specific to 64-bit ARM. We include the ARMv8 FVP for bare-metal, kernel and application development without the need for a hardware target. With Ultimate Edition, you also gain early access to new features as we develop them, allowing you to stay ahead of the curve.

Request a 30-day trial of DS-5 Ultimate Edition and get started with 64-bit.

DS-5 Professional Edition »

DS-5 Professional Edition

This is a leading-edge software development toolchain for bare-metal, RTOS, and Linux/Android™ projects. In addition to full debug support for all ARM processors and system performance analysis, it includes the highly optimizing ARM Compiler 5 and a quad-core Cortex™-A9 FVP simulation model for development of multicore software platforms in the shortest timeframe.

You can try DS-5 Professional Edition with a free 30-day eval license.

DS-5 Community Edition »

ARM DS-5 Community Edition

This is a lightweight free edition with essential debug and system analysis tools. Ideal for C/C++ development on Android and first steps into development for application processors.

DS-5 Customized Editions & Toolkits »

Customized Editions

For customers who design primarily for one specific silicon vendor, we also offer customized editions of DS-5. Currently we offer toolkits for Altera, Freescale and Renesas.

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Feature Community Professional Ultimate

IDE

DS-5 Eclipse IDE
yes
yes
yes
Debugger and Streamline plugins for third party Eclipse IDE
yes
yes
yes
Processor Support more»
ARM7   yes yes
ARM9 yes yes yes
ARM11 yes yes yes
Cortex-M   yes yes
Cortex-R   yes yes
Cortex-A (ARMv7-A) yes yes yes
Cortex-A50 (ARMv8-A)     yes

Code Generation

ARM Compiler 6     yes
ARM Compiler 5  
yes
yes
ARM Assembler  
yes
yes
ARM MicroLib run-time library  
yes
yes
Linaro GNU GCC Compiler for Linux
yes
yes
yes

Streamline Performance Analyzer

Performance counters Limited set
yes
yes
Process/task tracing
yes
yes
yes
Flat function profiling
yes
yes
yes
Hierarchical profiling  
yes
yes
Multicore analysis

 

yes
yes
External power data analysis

 

yes
yes
Call graph view

 

yes
yes
Stack usage view

 

yes
yes
Annotation log view

 

yes
yes
Timeline filtering

 

yes
yes

Debug

Linux and Android gdbserver debug
yes
yes
yes
Linux and Android Application Rewind  
yes
yes
Stop-mode multicore Linux kernel debug

 

yes
yes
Stop-mode multicore bare-metal and RTOS debug  
yes
yes
ETM instruction and data trace

 

yes
yes
PTM program trace  
yes
yes
Trace-based function profiling   yes yes
ITM/STM instrumentation and system trace   
yes
yes
Support for global trace timestamps  
yes
yes
Support for cross triggering  
yes
yes

Simulation

Cortex-A8 fixed virtual platform

 

yes
yes
Quad-Core Cortex-A9 fixed virtual platform

 

yes
yes
ARMv8 fixed virtual platform     yes
Host platform
Windows
yes
yes
yes
Linux
yes
yes
yes
Mac OS X
yes
Streamline 
only
Streamline 
only

Support

Technical Support and Maintenance

Community forums and online tutorials

ARM & distribution network technical support

ARM & distribution network technical support

 

 

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