hardware development tools

What is ARM?

ARM stands for Advanced RISC Machines, and the company that creates it licenses the technology to other businesses. In other words, companies like Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm can design processors which they can then sell in commercial devices.

ARM, unlike x86 (a CISC processor popularized by Intel), offers superior performance-per-watt ratio. This makes scaling a processor much simpler.

What are the ARM Development Tools?

ARM development tools enable programmers to create applications running on ARM microcontrollers. These programs are compiled using either C or GNU compiler, then linked together in order to produce an executable program image file (PEI).

The ARM programming language is an intuitive high level language that enables users to write applications with clarity and precision. This makes ARM programming a perfect choice for embedded software developers.

ARM processors are widely used in mobile devices, home and consumer electronics, networking infrastructure as well as automotive in-vehicle infotainment and driver automation systems. These processors boast an array of features like versatile connectivity, comprehensive code reuse and cutting-edge energy efficiency.

What are the ARM Development Studio?

ARM Development Studio is an advanced software development suite for designing and creating bare-metal embedded systems. It provides a comprehensive set of tools to assist developers in writing optimized C/C++ code on any Arm processor.

For Arm architecture-specific software engineering, this accelerator helps you create more robust and efficient products. It features the industry-leading ARM C/C++ compiler, multi-core and OS aware debugger, optimization tools, simulation models and platform connectivity as well as software packs to give you access to over 5,000 devices (including all STM32 devices), royalty free middleware* and RTOS integration based on CMSIS for efficient code portability and reuse.

It provides support for all kinds of software development projects, from architecture exploration to the creation of real-time applications and code for edge devices. With it, you can get higher quality products to market more quickly and cost effectively.

What's in ARM Architecture?

The ARM architecture is a set of rules that dictates how hardware and software interact when an instruction is executed. It plays an integral role in device design, allowing companies to design products with minimal effort and expense.

ARM processors are commonly found in smaller electronics like mobile phones and tablets, but they can also be integrated into other products like digital cameras, home networking modules and wireless communication technologies.

One major advantage of ARM architecture is its RISC design, which is less complex than the more prevalent CISC model. This makes devices smaller and more cost-effective to produce.

Furthermore, ARM cores are capable of processing instructions rapidly and efficiently due to their Load/Store Architecture design. This allows them to complete millions of instructions per second (MIPS).