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MDK-ARM Microcontroller Development Tool Kits (MDK-ARM) generate embedded applications for many popular ARM-powered devices. The tools allow engineers to write software programs in assembly language or in a high-level language (like C or C++) and to create a complete application that can be programmed into microcontrollers or other memory devices. MDK-ARM tools are designed for the professional software developer, but any level of programmer can use them to get the most out of ARM-powered devices.

The Getting Started user's guide explains how to create applications for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers. The book starts with the installation of MDK and describes the software components along with the complete workflow from starting a project to debugging on hardware.

The Microcontroller Development Kit Version 5 web page provides videos that explain the installers for MDK Core and Software Packs, and the usage of the Run-Time Environment for installing Software Components when building a project.

This primer includes explanations about the:

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