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23 May 2014

MDK Editions for Atmel, Freescale, Infineon, Spansion, and Toshiba

Cambridge, UK – ARM® today announced the availability of special editions of the Keil® MDK Development Kit for ARM-based microcontrollers from Atmel, Freescale, Infineon, Spansion and Toshiba. These offerings are specifically focused on the respective vendor's devices and enable customers to use a professional tool at a low price point.

Keil MDK is the complete software development environment for ARM Cortex™-M based microcontrollers. MDK includes the uVision IDE/Debugger, ARM C/C++ Compiler and comprehensive support for more than 3000 microcontrollers. The recently launched MDK Version 5 introduced Software Packs as a new way to handle device support, board support and the management of software components. The MDK Professional Edition includes royalty-free middleware components for TCP/IP networking, USB connections, file system access, and graphical user interfaces.

The MDK Atmel Edition supports all ARM-based SAM microcontrollers and ships with example applications for numerous Atmel evaluation kits. Detailed step-by-step tutorials for getting started with the Atmel SAM3 and SAM4 series are available on

The MDK Freescale Edition supports all Kinetis microcontrollers and has been selected as a Kinetis featured IDE by Freescale, making it the ideal choice for developers transitioning from CodeWarrior. Detailed tutorials for the Freescale Freedom boards and the Kinetis K and L series are available on

The MDK Spansion Edition supports all Spansion microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex-M processors, including the latest FM0+ family for low-power and cost-sensitive applications. More details are available on

The MDK Toshiba Edition supports all Toshiba TX series microcontrollers with ARM-based processors. Visit for details or for a list of supported boards.

The MDK Infineon XMC1000 Edition supports the Infineon XMC1000 series, enabling the transition from 8 and 16-bit architectures to 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0 processors. This edition is available free of charge, removing a barrier for budget-limited projects. Visit for more details and to get your free license.

MDK Vendor Edition

Supported Device Series


Recommended Price

MDK Atmel Edition

Atmel SAM3, SAM4, SAM7, SAM9,

1 year term


MDK Freescale Edition

Freescale Kinetis K, E, L, M, V, W

1 year term


MDK Spansion Edition

Spansion FM0+, FM3, FM4

1 year term


MDK Toshiba Edition

Toshiba TX00, TX03, TX04, TX09

1 year term


MDK Infineon XMC1000 Edition

Infineon XMC1000


Free of Charge

Visit now to download MDK-Lite Version 5 for evaluation, and request a quote for one of the products described above.

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