ARM Extends Its Tool Reach Through the Embedded Software Store and Avnet Electronics Marketing

PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 27, 2013Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the availability of ARM embedded development tools on the Embedded Software Store (ESS). Launched in 2011 by Avnet Electronics Marketing and ARM, the online Embedded Software Store provides customer solutions in the embedded software community, providing easy access to available software that supports ARM architecture. The offering will include the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5™) tool chain, DSTREAM™ debug and trace unit, MDK-ARM™ microcontroller development kit and ULINK™ family of debug adapters.

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In addition, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., will become an ARM authorized distributor for ARM developer tool products. Customers can now purchase ARM products through their local sales representative.

“With the addition of the ARM tools to the Embedded Software Store, our mutual customers can now access the leading embedded tools from ARM online,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president, design chain global business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Being able to acquire enablement IP through the Embedded Software store will accelerate engineers to develop robust and highly optimized embedded software for ARM devices. Through this franchise, Avnet will be able to provide support for ARM tools to ARM silicon partners who are targeting the embedded market segment with their solutions.”

“Embedded developers need more advanced software tools to move from 8-bit to 32-bit solutions,” said John Cornish, executive vice president and general manager, System Design Division, ARM. “These tools need to address complex design challenges to deliver always-on connectivity and dynamic graphical user interfaces, which are now commonplace in the embedded systems space. Delivering tools that are optimized for ARM processor-based embedded platforms, via Avnet’s distribution channels, enables more developers to meet next-generation design requirements and reduce design cycles.”

The ESS ARM tools offering can be used by any customer using an ARM core processor. They include:

  • ARM DS-5™, tool chain is a flexible and powerful suite of software development tools for ARM application processors and System-on-Chip (SoC) devices
  • Keil MDK-ARM™, a software development toolkit for ARM processor-based microcontrollers

Debug Adapters

  • DSTREAM enables JTAG, SWD, and Trace connection for DS-5™, RVD and third-party debuggers to ARM-based devices
  • Keil ULINK is a complete family of Debug Adapters for ARM processor-based microcontrollers

For more information and pricing on ARM’s tool suite, visit the Embedded Software Store.

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Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group’s website is located at

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit


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