ARC Development Tools & Ecosystem

ARC Ecosystem

DesignWare® ARC® processors are supported by a broad range of commercial and open-source tools and software to accelerate the development of ARC-based embedded systems.

Synopsys Development Tools, Operating Systems and Software

Synopsys offers a complete suite of development tools, ARC development systems and operating systems, providing everything a developer needs to efficiently develop their embedded software application for ARC processor-based systems.

  • DesignWare ARC Development Tools - ARC MetaWare Toolkit, ARC MetaWare EV Development Toolkit, free GNU toolchain for ARC, ARC nSIM and xCAM simulation tools, ARC EM Starter Kit, ARC HS Development Kit, ARC IoT Development Kit and ARC Software Development Platforms
  • DesignWare ARC Operating Systems - Synopsys ARC MQX RTOS and Linux for ARC
  • embARC Open Software Platform - Easily accessible and productive solution for developing ARC processor-based embedded software

Third-Party Tools and Software

Synopsys also works in close cooperation with embedded hardware and software vendors to provide a complete development environment for ARC-based embedded systems. These partners offer developers a choice of tools, drivers, operating systems and middleware through the ARC Access Program. Click on the logos below for the software development tools, drivers, operating systems, middleware, audio codecs and services you need to accelerate your ARC-based design. 

Software Development Tools


Operating Systems


Audio Codecs


Industry Consortiums