The Fastest Route to Custom SoCs

Whether you are a seasoned silicon developer or a product designer at a manufacturing company (OEM) and ‘just want a chip’ to replace your existing discrete components, you can take advantage of the simplest, fastest, lowest-risk route to the world’s most proven IP. It’s never been easier for developers to create Arm-based system on chips SoCs.

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What Are Custom SoCs?

Custom SoCs typically integrate a processor along with analog functionality to create a unique integrated chip that is smaller, lower cost and lower power than discrete alternatives. They offer increased functionality and differentiation, and are a powerful way to protect your design, as they are much harder to clone than printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Read our blog: Enhanced Arm DesignStart: the fastest and lowest-risk path to custom SoCs

The Benefits of Custom SoCs:

  • Cost savings
  • Increased functionality
  • Product differentiation
  • Idea protection
  • Improved reliability

Arm Offers the Simplest Route to Custom SoC Design – No Matter Your Experience

Fastest, No-risk Access to Proven and Trusted Processor IP

Arm offers a comprehensive solution of highly-integrated, industry-proven Cortex processors, subsystems, system IP, and Artisan physical IP for the ideal compute platform. Fast track your SoC design by using a range of SoC design products. These include fully validated CoreLink System Design Kits and free system guidance packages. Integrate your analog and sensor IP for smaller, lower-cost, lower-power and more capable custom SoCs.

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Arm DesignStart offers the fastest, simplest route to proven IP. Get quick access to our industry-leading Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors – shipped in half a million SoCs every hour. Design with these CPUs and deploy in commercial applications for no upfront license fee, just a success-based royalty model.


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Arm Offers More than a CPU

Arm offers custom SoC assistance services to help companies who are new to custom SoCs (and simply ‘just want a chip’) or who need to supplement their in-house skills. Arm helps companies access the full spectrum of design services through Arm Approved design service partners worldwide – whether complete turn-key designs, where finished, packaged, tested chips are supplied; or whether supplemental services, to complete a customer’s own design team.

Access the tools, support and expertise you need through the Arm ecosystem

  • Reduce time-to-market
  • Lower your development risk
  • Optimize your design
  • Utilize the most proven route to silicon
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Arm Offers a Comprehensive IoT Solution

Custom SoCs play an essential part in the growth of The Internet of Things (IoT). IoT solutions are much more than creating a chip, however; security, power efficiency, standard-based communications and scalability are essential.

Arm technology is used across the IoT whether being connected using Arm Cordio radio IP, powered by Arm Cortex processors, or secured with Arm TrustZone technology. The Arm Mbed IoT Device Platform enables the creation, connection and management of IoT devices at scale.

Why Others Choose Arm for Custom SoCs

Arm DesignStart is the ideal starting point for a custom SoC – being able to use both the Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 CPUs with a $0 license, just a success-based, royalty-only model, means that our customers can save on costs and reduce risk. Providing these in a verified subsystem allows our developers to concentrate on creating the value-add in the custom SoC, with the fastest time-to-market.
John Tinson, VP Global Sales, Sondrel
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