Embrace New Opportunities with
Arm Flexible Access

Companies racing to participate in the next wave of computing need the agility to accelerate design on a world-class foundation. Arm Flexible Access lowers the barriers to rapid innovation and opens the doors to leading technology with access to a wide range of Arm IP, support, tools, and training.

With the Arm Flexible Access Program you have the agility to evaluate and fully design solutions before committing to production. Jumpstart your concept-to-compute journey and join one of the world’s largest, most prolific and creative communities of technology leaders.

"For Synaptics the name of the program says it all. It's all about flexibility in terms of access to the Arm IP and design enablement infrastructure that we need to develop our SoCs. We appreciate the straightforward business terms and ability to experiment freely before we commit our designs to silicon."

Saleel Awsare, SVP & GM, IoT Division, Synaptics


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Agility, Speed, and Expertise

Arm Flexible Access offers a simple way to evaluate and fully design system-on-chip (SoC) solutions with a wide-ranging mix of Arm IP before committing to production, paying only for what is used at manufacture.

Freedom to Design and Innovate

  • Access a wealth of proven Arm IP on demand
  • Annual access fee covering design rights, tools and support
  • Download any or all of the IP package, at any time

Lower Barrier to Entry

  • Pay for the IP used at tape out, not before
  • Pause, change, or stop projects … before committing to license payment
  • Simple, straight-forward business terms
Included in Arm Flexible Access
Fast and easy access to a broad selection of technologies

IP Products

Access a vast range of proven technology for your SoC, including Arm Cortex CPUs, Mali GPUs, System IP, Security IP, Physical IP, and more.


Support and Maintenance

Receive expert support, knowledge and online training at your fingertips to help optimize your projects.


Tools and Models

Fast track your SoC design and development with tools and models. Take advantage of Arm Development Studio Gold, Socrates, and system models (both cycle accurate and fast models) for CPUs.

Read the Arm Flexible Access FAQ to learn more.

Flexible Options to Meet Your Needs

Depending on your requirements, Arm Flexible Access offers two IP usage options:

Entry Package

$75K per annum

  • Limited to one tape-out per year
  • License fees are calculated per design on included IP
  • Royalties are calculated per unit on included IP

Standard Package

$200K per annum

  • Unlimited tape-outs per year
  • Additional seats for online training and tools
  • Included credit towards design services, design reviews or onsite training
  • License fees are calculated per design on included IP
  • Royalties are calculated per unit on included IP
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How Arm Flexible Access Works
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Explore Additional Ways to Access Arm IP

Arm-powered solutions have been supporting innovation for more than 30 years and are deployed in over 140 billion chips to date. Arm offers a number of licensing options to provide companies the freedom to rapidly and flexibly innovate with terms and costs that best suit their needs. Explore your choices.

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