DS-5 Licenses

DS-5 Development Studio is license managed. You must install a valid license file to use DS-5. A license is a text file containing information about the type, duration, and the features enabled by the license.

DS-5 Editions

DS-5 editions range from the Ultimate Edition to the free Community Edition, or to vendor-specific editions that are useful for development on silicon from a specific silicon vendor. Your license unlocks the functionality of a specific DS-5 edition. Once you have added your license, select it in ARM License Manager to activate it.

Review and compare DS-5 editions or the customized toolkits. If you would like to evaluate DS-5, you can try the free 30-day evaluation version of DS-5 Ultimate.

DS-5 license types

The following license types are available for DS-5:

Read the Installing floating licenses tutorial for more information.

Node-locked and floating licenses can be purchased with different length terms. All new licenses include one year of support and maintenance, entitling you to technical support, updates, and upgrade patches. You can still use DS-5 if support and maintenance entitlement expires (permanent licenses only), but you cannot activate new updates or patches.

ARM License Manager and ARM Licensing Portal

When you buy a license for DS-5, you are provided with a serial number or activation code unique to your license and toolkit. Use this to generate your license file using the ARM License Manager (for node-locked licenses) or from the ARM licensing portal (for floating licenses).

ARM License Manager

The ARM License Manager is used to request, install, or view licenses from within DS-5. To display the ARM License Manager, start Eclipse for DS-5, then select Help > ARM License Manager.

ARM License Manager with DS-5 Professional Toolkit selected

Using the Add license option in the ARM License Manager, you can:

Once you have installed your license, select the toolkit from the list of toolkits.

ARM Licensing Portal

The ARM Licensing Portal is used to manage your licenses and support entitlements.

Using the ARM Licensing Portal, you can:


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