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  2. Contact Details

The MDK-ARM Microcontroller Development Kit supports software development and debugging for ARM-based microcontroller devices. A detailed description of MDK-ARM may be found in Complete User's Guide Selection which may be accessed on the µVision Project Workspace — Books page. The Getting Started User's Guide gives you a good starting point, since it introduces you to MDK-ARM and gives guidelines for programming ARM devices.

What's New in MDK-ARM

The following sections list the changes instituted in each release of the Keil ARM toolset.

MDK Version 5 is capable of using MDK Version 4 projects after installation of the Legacy Support. This adds support for ARM7, ARM9, and ARM Cortex-R4 processor-based devices.

MDK-ARM Version 5.32

Release Date: 6th October, 2020

  • [μVision updated to V5.32.0.0]
    • µVision Editor
      • Enhanced: Reduced memory consumption of Dynamic Syntax Checking and Source Browser Information collection.
      • Enhanced: Added missing trigger points for updating Dynamic Syntax Checking and Source Browser Information.
      • Corrected: Including 'define' attribute of 'compile' elements in device description for collecting Dynamic Syntax Checking and Source Browser Information.
    • µVision Project Manager and Run-Time Environment
      • Added: Support for the Custom Datapath Extension (CDE) for Cortex-M33 based devices.
      • Added: Treating Markdown files (.md) as 'Text Document file' type, displayed as standard text files.
      • Enhanced: Allow addition of assembler files with C-preprocessing (file ending '.S') in Add New Item dialog.
    • µVision Debug
      • Enhanced: EXIT command in INI script before Flash Download cancels the Flash Download request at end of INI script.
      • Corrected: Stepping over C++ STL container methods.
    • µVision Product License Manager
      • Corrected: Displayed number of seats for FlexNet licenses.
    • Pack Installer
      • Corrected: Allow removal of Local Repository that were deleted from user's file system.
    • µVision CPRJ Format Support
      • Enhanced: Configuration dialog for Project and Software Layer Information.
      • Added: Menu entry "Project - Import - Import Project from CPRJ Format" instead of "File - Open".
      • Added: Import of software layer definitions and assignments from CPRJ file.
      • Added: Import - Prepopulate default debugger selection and settings for On-board debugger from the package description of the board referenced in CPRJ file.
      • Added: Import - Add board specific external flash programming algorithms to debugger configuration from package description of the board referenced in CPRJ file.
  • [Arm Compiler included]
    • Arm Compiler 5 version 5.06u7 - see Release Notes for further details.
    • Arm Compiler 6 version 6.14.1 - see Release Notes for further details.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • Keil - MDK-Middleware 7.12.0
      • Updated File System Component to version 6.13.8
        • Corrected bug in fwrite for EFS which could cause a write error in multithreaded environment.
        • Corrected bug in fdelete for EFS which could cause that files could not be deleted.
      • Updated Network Component version to version 7.14.0
        • Fixed a problem in the netUninitialize function that active BSD sockets remain blocked when the function is called by a low priority thread.
        • Fixed a problem with the HTTP server when uploading files from the Firefox browser.
        • Corrected OS layer timeouts for RTOS2, if the RTOS tick frequency is not 1000 Hz.
        • Fixed a build error when IPv6 was disabled in all LAN interfaces.
        • Fixed "no route found" error when sending broadcast frames.
        • Added netUDP_OptionInterface option to change the default interface for sending broadcast frames.
        • Updated the netFTPs_ffind function in the File System interface of the FTP server.
        • Added configuration option to prevent sending ping response (no echo reply).
        • Added blocking functions netARP_ProbeX and netNDP_ProbeX for easy use.
      • Updated USB Component to version 6.14.1
        • USB Host
          • USB Host: Corrected enumeration of a CDC device if it is a part of a composite device.
        • USB Device
          • USB Device: Corrected RNDIS (incomplete type is not allowed).
      • Unchanged Graphics Component version 6.10.8
      • Unchanged Board Support Interface specification.
    • Arm - CMSIS 5.7.0 - same as in MDK version 5.31.
    • Arm - CMSIS-Driver 2.6.1
      • Updated ESP8266, ESP32 and WizFi360 WiFi drivers:
        • Added auto protocol selection in SocketCreate.
        • Fixed socket default timeout (zero == no time out).
        • Fixed SocketRecv/RecvFrom non blocking mode when received less than buffer length.
      • Updated Inventek ISM43362 WiFi driver (version 1.9.0):
        • Corrected Initialize function failure if called shortly after reset.
        • Corrected default protocol selection in SocketCreate function.
        • Detected STM firmware limitation: SocketConnect does not work if any of IP address octets is 255 (for example IP like x.y.z.255).
    • Keil - Arm Compiler 1.6.3 - same as in MDK version 5.31.
  • [Target debugging]
    • ULINKpro:
      • Added: JTAG and SWD support for DAP-Lite2 shipped with Arm Cortex-M55 r0p2.
      • Corrected: Switch out of dormant state for SW-DPv2 and later for devices with CMSIS pack debug description.
    • ULINKplus:
      • Added: ETB support for ITM and ETM trace.
      • Added: SWD support for DAP-Lite2 shipped with Arm Cortex-M55 r0p2.
      • Corrected: Switch out of dormant state for SW-DPv2 and later for devices with CMSIS pack debug description.
    • ULINK2:
      • Corrected: Switch out of dormant state for SW-DPv2 and later for devices with CMSIS pack debug description.
    • CMSIS-DAP:
      • Added: SWD support for DAP-Lite2 shipped with Arm Cortex-M55 r0p2.
      • Corrected: Switch out of dormant state for SW-DPv2 and later for devices with CMSIS pack debug description.
    • Segger J-Link updated debug driver to version 6.86.
    • STMicroelectronics ST-LINK:
      • updated debug driver to version 3.0.8.0.
      • updated firmware upgrade utility ST-LinkUpgrade.exe to version 2.5.4.
    • Nuvoton NU-Link updated debug driver to version 3.04.7130.
  • [Cortex-M Architecture models]
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.31

Release Date: 2nd July, 2020

  • [μVision updated to V5.31.0.0]
    • μVision Editor
      • Enhanced: Performance of Dynamic Syntax Checking and Source Browser Information collection improved.
    • μVision Run-Time Environment
      • Added: Support for condition attribute in api element.
    • μVision Build Engine
      • Corrected: '-D_RTE_' added to compiler command line despite no RTE components being selected in project.
      • Changed: Default optimization level setting for AC6 has been changed from -Oz to -O1.
    • μVision Debug
      • New: Source Browser information snapshot remains available while debugging also when using Arm Compiler 6.
      • New: Extended support for handling up to 480 external interrupt sources.
      • Improved: Display of STL container datatypes in Call Stack + Locals window.
    • μVision Product Licensing
      • Corrected: Displayed product version for MDK Plus FlexNet license.
      • Fixed: Code generation for ARMv8m targets and building secure projects with MDK Lite product variant fails.
  • All other component versions remain unchanged compared to MDK 5.30 and are listed below for convenience:
  • [Arm Compiler included]
  • [Software Packs included]
  • [Target debugging]
  • [Cortex-M Architecture models]
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.30

Release Date: 4th May, 2020

  • [uVision updated to V5.30.0.0]
    • Added support for Arm Cortex-M55 based devices.
    • Added M-Profile Vector Extension debug dialog for configurable data vector display.
    • Updated the product editions MDK-Lite and MDK-Essential to support secure/non-secure build and debug of Armv8-M and Armv8.1-M compliant processor based devices.
    • Added debug functions for conversions between raw integer and floating point values: F32ToRawF16, F32ToRawF32, F64ToRawF64, RawF16ToF32, RawF32ToF32, and RawF64ToF64.
    • Arm Compiler 6 gets selected by default when creating a New Project for Arm Cortex-M based devices.
    • Arm Compiler 6 assembler ('armclang') gets selected by default instead of legacy 'armasm', when selecting Arm Compiler 6 toolchain. For backwards compatibility there are new Language/Code Generation Assembler Options to choose from.
    • Default Compiler Version configuration has been simplified to configure one version for Arm Compiler major version 5 and 6 each, which is independent from the processor of the selected device. Note that some processors are exclusively supported by a major version of the Arm Compiler.
    • Disabled dynamic syntax checking for files opened in the editor that do not belong to the active project of a multiproject workspace.
    • Added new Editor window icon to indicate that a file does not belong to the active project of a multiproject workspace. In addition the filename is displayed in grey.
    • Added support for import and export of the CMSIS-Build project format (*cprj).
    • Added support for Project Information and Layers used by CMSIS-Build tools.
    • Discontinued support for the toolchain independent project description format (*.cpdsc).
  • [Arm Compiler included]
    • Updated Arm Compiler 6 to version 6.14 - see Release Notes for further details.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • Keil - MDK Middleware 7.11.1
      • Updated File System Component to version 6.13.5
        • Corrected bug in FAT name cache which could cause a cache miss situation on file entry scan.
        • Corrected bug in FAT name cache which could cause a long file name entry overwrite.
        • Corrected bug in fwrite for EFS which could cause invalid file allocation order.
        • Corrected bug in fseek for EFS which caused invalid setting of the file position pointer.
        • Corrected bug in fchdir which failed to operate in case of single character foldernames and FAT.
        • Minor optimizations and fixes in fdefrag (EFS only).
      • Updated Network Component to version 7.13.1
        • Corrected backward compatibility with a few older versions of network configurations, causing build failures.
        • Updates from version 7.12.0 to 7.13.0:
          • Added support for multiple LAN interfaces (Ethernet, WiFi) that can be used simultaneously.
          • Added netCGI_CustomHeader function to add a custom HTTP header to the web server response.
          • Added netHTTPs_CalcHashHA1 function to calculate MD5 hash HA1 for HTTP Digest authentication.
          • Corrected IGMP checksum check error if the IGMP message is longer than 8 octets.
          • Corrected possible memory corruption in HTTP server, when a long HTTP URL request is received and Root Folder is used.
          • Corrected memory issue when BSD stream socket keeps sending data on half-closed connection.
          • Corrected DHCPv6 client issue to discard address offers, if preferred lifetime is equal to valid lifetime.
          • Corrected modem driver issue with modem initialization string length limited to 64 characters.
          • Reworked network system viewer in debugger, added status view for multiple network interfaces.
          • Updated HTTP server to also add custom HTTP headers to internally generated server error messages.
      • Updated USB Component to version 6.14.0
      • Updated Graphics Component to version 6.10.8.
      • Unchanged Board Support Interface specification.
    • ARM - CMSIS 5.7.0
      • Updated: CMSIS-Core (Cortex-M) to version 5.4.0.
        • Added: Cortex-M55 cpu support.
        • Enhanced: MVE support for Armv8.1-MML.
        • Added: L1 Cache functions for Armv7-M and later.
      • Updated: CMSIS-Core (Cortex-A) to version 1.2.0.
        • Added: missing DSP intrinsics.
        • Reworked: assembly intrinsics volatile, barriers and clobbers.
        • Corrected: GIC_SetPendingIRQ to use GICD_SGIR instead of GICD_SPENDSGIR for compliance with all GIC specification versions .
      • Updated: CMSIS-DSP to version 1.8.0.
        • Added: support for the M-Profile Vector Extensions (MVE) "Helium".
        • Added: example functions for Vector Machine programming in folder ./DSP/Examples/ARM/arm_svm_example/.
        • Added: example functions related to Bayesian Probability programming in folder ./DSP/Examples/ARM/arm_bayes_example/.
        • Added: new folder with Distance Functions to cluster algorithms in folder ./DSP/Source/DistanceFunctions/.
        • Added: Statistic Functions arm_entropy_f32, arm_kullback_leibler_f32, arm_logsumexp_f32 and arm_logsumexp_dot_prod_f32 in folder ./DSP/Source/StatisticsFunctions/.
      • Updated: CMSIS-NN to version 1.3.0.
        • Added functions for int8 operators with symmetric quantization.
      • Updated: CMSIS-RTOS2 to version 5.5.2.
        • Added: support for Cortex-M55 cpu
        • Corrected: thread priority restore on mutex acquired timeout. This is the case when priority inherit is used.
        • Enhanced: support for Armv8-M by specifying the thread TrustZone module identifier as optional.
        • Updated: configuration default values for Global Dynamic Memory and Thread Stack.
      • Utilities
        • Updated SVDConv to version 3.3.35.
        • Updated PackChk to version 1.3.90.
    • ARM - CMSIS-Driver 2.6.0 (Software Pack)
      • Updated ESP8266, ESP32 and WizFi360 WiFi drivers:
        • API V1.1: SocketSend/SendTo and SocketRecv/RecvFrom (support for polling).
        • Added DHCP setting before station Activate.
        • Added read of DHCP assigned IPs after station activate.
        • Fixed serial tx busy flag handling.
        • Fixed function AT_Resp_ConnectAP for NULL argument.
        • Enhanced serial communication startup procedure.
      • Updated Inventek ISM43362 WiFi driver (version 1.8.0):
        • API V1.1: SocketSend/SendTo and SocketRecv/RecvFrom (support for polling).
        • Corrected GetModuleInfo return string termination.
        • Corrected functionality when DATARDY line is used in polling mode.
        • Corrected SocketConnect function never returning 0 in non-blocking mode.
        • Corrected SocketRecv/SocketRecvFrom function polling if called without previous Bind.
        • Corrected delay after module reset.
        • For non-STM firmware variant only firmware version 6.2.1.7 is supported.s
      • Documented firmware update procedure for Inventek ISMART43362-E WiFi shield.
    • Keil - Arm Compiler 1.6.3 (Software Pack)
      • Added ARMCM55 to the list of supported processors.
      • Updated Event Recorder documentation describing the concept of heart beat events.
      • Updated SCVD examples to Arm Compiler 6.
  • [Target debugging]
    • ULINKpro:
      • Added debug and trace support for Arm Cortex-M55 based devices.
      • Added debug and trace support for Armv8.1-M Unprivileged Debug Extensions (UDE).
      • Corrected missing invocation of CMSIS debug sequence "DebugCoreStop".
      • Corrected "Trace HW not present" errors after repeated connection to ST devices with trace.
      • Corrected instruction trace support based on ETMv4 and enhanced performance.
    • ULINKplus:
      • Added debug and trace support for Arm Cortex-M55 based devices.
      • Added debug and trace support for Armv8.1-M Unprivileged Debug Extensions (UDE).
      • Added support for TraceDataPoint and TraceAccessPoint debug commands previously only available for ULINKpro.
      • Corrected missing invocation of CMSIS debug sequence "DebugCoreStop".
      • Corrected "Trace HW not present" errors after repeated connection to ST devices with trace.
    • ULINK2:
      • Added support for TraceDataPoint and TraceAccessPoint debug commands previously only available for ULINKpro
      • Corrected missing invocation of CMSIS debug sequence "DebugCoreStop".
      • Corrected "Trace HW not present" errors after repeated connection to ST devices with trace.
    • CMSIS-DAP:
      • Added debug and trace support for Arm Cortex-M55 based devices.
      • Added debug and trace support for Armv8.1-M Unprivileged Debug Extensions (UDE).
      • Added support for TraceDataPoint and TraceAccessPoint debug commands previously only available for ULINKpro.
      • Corrected missing invocation of CMSIS debug sequence "DebugCoreStop".
      • Corrected "Trace HW not present" errors after repeated connection to ST devices with trace.
    • Updated Segger J-Link debug driver to version 6.70e with
      • Added support for debugging ARM China STAR core based devices.
      • Added support for instruction trace based on the Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETM) version 4.
      • Added support for trace stored into the optional on-chip Embedded Trace Buffer (ETB).
      • Corrected defects in the Code Coverage feature.
    • Updated Nuvoton NULink debug driver to version 3.02.6990.
  • [Cortex-M Architecture models]
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.29

Release Date: 18th November, 2019

  • [uVision updated to V5.29.0.0]
    • Added: option in License Manager to request a 30-day evaluation license of the MDK Professional edition.
    • Added support for v8.1-M architecture extensions (requires MDK Professional).
    • Enhanced: auto-generated scatter files can manage multiple modules with the same name.
    • Enhanced: librarian is skipped in build if all contained objects are up to date shortening the build times.
  • [Arm Compiler included]
    • Included Arm Compiler 5 version 5.06u6 - unchanged: see Release Notes for further details.
    • Updated Arm Compiler 6 to version 6.13.1. See release notes inside the installer for further details.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • Keil - MDK Middleware 7.10.0
      • Updated File System Component to version 6.13.0
        • Added ftime_set and ftime_get functions used to manage the file or directory timestamps.
        • Added status codes fsAlreadyExists and fsNotDirectory that allow more control when using fmkdir, frmdir and fchdir.
        • Added debug configuration for debugging with Event Recorder.
        • Added second instance of the RAM drive (drive R1).
        • Corrected bug in FAT file name compare for names with equal root and 13 characters in length (LFN).
        • Corrected bug in FAT cluster handling when deleting file which could cause false out of space error.
        • Corrected bug in fmedia which could cause non-initialized pointer access when using uninitialized drive.
      • Updated Network Component to version 7.12.0
        • Added support for Digest access authentication in HTTP server.
        • Added support for user accounts in HTTP server Digest authentication.
        • Added support for passwords stored as MD5 hash value HA1.
        • Added support for the WiFi interface.
        • Added send frame buffering, if the MAC address in the IPv6 NDP cache is not resolved (the first call to the netUDP_Send function does not fail anymore).
        • Corrected possible memory corruption in CHAP authentication, when PPP interface used in client mode, and the server generates CHAP challenges of less than 16 bytes.
        • Corrected memory issue when receiving fragmented broadcast message.
        • Corrected return code from BSD_EINVAL to BSD_ESOCK if BSD socket is not created.
        • Corrected filtering for link-layer addressed UDP messages (datagrams with correct MAC address and invalid IP address are no longer received).
        • Corrected Neighbor Discovery failure, when the requested global IPv6 address is on-link.
        • Corrected problem in BSD socket timeouts, when the blocked receiving and blocked sending in the socket are simultaneously used from two threads.
        • Corrected problem, that the device is not accessible to IPv6 after changing the MAC address.
        • Corrected possible TCP socket retransmission failure in keep-alive mode for very short time limits, when the keep-alive timer expired before the retransmission timer.
        • Corrected CHAP authentication failure in the PPP interface, when used in client mode.
        • Improved and optimized network core processing.
        • Improved versioning, added library version to a map file (i.e.: "network_ip4_release_v7.10.6").
        • Improved access to ethernet, serial and modem drivers.
        • Improved Event Recorder debug support and updated documentation for the debug events available in the Network Services.
        • Optimized send_frame functions for network interfaces.
        • Updated IGMP multicast address filtering.
        • Updated lease renewal in the DHCP client also updates the default Gateway.
      • Updated USB Component to version 6.13.7
        • Added thread name for all threads created by the USB stack.
        • USB Host
        • USB Device
          • Corrected delay on USB out transfer when multiple USB devices are used.
          • Corrected handling if endpoint configuration in driver fails.
          • Corrected MSC class support for sector size different than 512.
          • Corrected MAC_str_to_addr function in Ethernet RNDIS driver.
          • Corrected MAC_str_to_addr function in USBD_User_CDC_ACM_RNDIS_ETH.c and USBD_User_CDC_ACM_RNDIS_VETH.c templates.
          • Improved USB input buffers alignment (aligned to 32 bytes, support cache up to 32 bytes per cache line).
      • Unchanged Graphics Component to version 5.50.
      • Unchanged Board Support Interface specification.
    • ARM - CMSIS 5.6.0
      • Updated: CMSIS-Core (Cortex-M) to version 5.3.0.
        • Added provisions for compiler-independent C startup code.
        • Corrected a compilation issue in cmsis_armclang_ltm.h introduced in 5.2.0.
      • Updated: CMSIS-Core (Cortex-A) to version 1.1.4.
      • Updated: CMSIS-DSP to version 1.7.0.
        • Modified arm_math.h .
          • Removed dependance on cores.
          • Deprecated __SIMD32 and introduced new functions for SIMD accesses.
        • Added compilation flags for FFT. It is now possible to include only the tables required for FFTs.
      • Updated: CMSIS-NN to version 1.2.0.
      • Updated: CMSIS-RTOS to version 4.82.
        • Corrected: Recursive Mutex 16-bit lock counter is now checked to not overflow.
      • Devices
        • Generalized C startup code for all Cortex-M family devices.
        • Updated Cortex-A memory regions and system configuration files.
      • Utilities
        • Updated SVDConv to version 3.3.27.
        • Updated PackChk to version 1.3.87.
    • ARM - CMSIS-Driver 2.4.1
    • Keil - Arm Compiler 1.6.2 (Software Pack)
      • Added ARMV81MML to the list of supported processors.
      • Updated EventRecorder.scvd:
        • using level 'Detail' for start/stop A event group to not show in red.
        • adding prefix attribute to enable linking the event property to the doxygen documentation.
  • [Target debugging]
  • [Cortex-M Architecture models]
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.28a

Release Date: 5th June, 2019

MDK-ARM Version 5.28

Release Date: 28th May, 2019

MDK-ARM Version 5.27

Release Date: 21th March, 2019

  • [MDK installation]
    • With this MDK release the default directory for pack installation has been changed from C:\Keil_v5\ARM\PACK to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Arm\Packs.
    • The End User License Agreement is now unified across all Arm software development tools and links to product specific license information.
  • [uVision updated to V5.27.1.0]
    • Improved µVision multi-core debugging support using CMSIS-DAP and ULINK debug adapters. The first connected instance of the debugger is the master; every other instance now displays Client Mode in the status bar.
    • The System Analyzer shows statistical information for exceptions and Event Recorder events, for example Keil RTX5 thread switches.
    • The Event Statistics window shows thread execution statistics based on events from the RTOS.
    • µVision breakpoint management was extended with the action to Kill All Breakpoints in active Project and Kill All Breakpoints in Multi-Project Workspace.
    • Corrected: µVision set incorrect ERRORLEVEL when Flex license checkout fails.
  • [Arm Compiler included]
    • Included Arm Compiler 5 version 5.06u6 - same as in MDK version 5.26: see Release Notes for further details.
    • Updated Arm Compiler 6 to version 6.12: see Release Notes for further details.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • ARM - CMSIS 5.5.1
        The following folders have been removed:
        • The folder .\CMSIS\Lib\ has been superseded by .\CMSIS\DSP\Lib\.
        • The folder .\CMSIS\DSP_Lib\ has been superseded by .\CMSIS\DSP\.
      • The following folder is deprecated:
        • The folder .\CMSIS\Include\ has been superseded by .\CMSIS\DSP\Include\ and .\CMSIS\Core\Include\.
      • Updated: CMSIS-Core (Cortex-M) to version 5.2.0.
      • Updated: CMSIS-Driver to version 2.4.0.
        • Added specification for WiFi Driver API version 1.0.0-beta.
        • Added "Custom" components for project specific driver implementations.
      • Updated: CMSIS-RTOS2 to version 2.1.3.
        • Updated: Keil RTX5 to version 5.5.0
          • Updated and enhanced generated events (reorganized components).
          • Updated configuration (Event Recorder).
          • Updated Component Viewer (improved performance).
      • Updated: CMSIS-DSP_Lib to version 1.6.0.
        • Reworked DSP library source files and documentation.
        • Updated Arm DSP libraries using Arm Compiler 6.12 for improved performance.
        • Added component variants 'Source' and 'Library'. 'Library' variant is selected by default.
        • Moved DSP libraries from .\CMSIS\Lib\ to .\CMSIS\DSP\Lib\.
    • Keil - MDK-Middleware 7.8.0
      • Added support for Arm Cortex-M1 based devices.
      • Added Event Recorder configuration in debug configuration.
      • Network Component v7.10.0
        • Added Virtual LAN (VLAN) support in the Ethernet interface.
        • Added dynamic port range settings in TCP and UDP sockets.
        • Improved Ethernet debugging.
      • USB Component 6.13.0
        • USB Host
          • Added unsupported state for a mounted device in the Component Viewer if no driver is available for this device.
          • Corrected EHCI driver for handling transfers larger than 16kB.
          • Corrected Component Viewer display when ARM Compiler 6 is used.
        • USB Device
          • Implement application specific behavior for a CDC ACM class by using the RNDIS protocol.
          • Increased the number of available CDC instances to 8.
    • Keil - Arm Compiler Extensions 1.6.1
  • [Cortex-M Architecture support]
    • Updated Fixed Virtual Platform (FVP) support to version 11.6.36 adding new models for:
      • MPS2_Cortex-M35P
      • MPS2_SecureCore-SC000
      • MPS2_SecureCore-SC300
      Note: some models added new parameters or updated parameter names. You may need to update project specific configuration files. Updated default configuration files are located in C:\Keil_v5\ARM\FVP\MPS2_Cortex-M or C:\Keil_v5\ARM\FVP\MPS2_AEMv8M.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-LINK debug driver to version 3.0.6.0.
      • ST-Link now supports Pack settings that access debug definitions provided in Software Packs.
      • NOTE: It might be required to update the ST-Link firmware using ST-LinkUpgrade.exe provided in the folder \Keil_v5\Arm\STLink.
    • Updated: Segger J-Link debug driver to version 6.44a.
    • Updated: NULink driver to version 2.06.6875.
  • [FlexNet Floating Licenses]
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.26

Release Date: 10th September, 2018

  • [uVision updated to V5.26.2.0]
    • Improved Event Recorder performance and stability.
    • Enhanced System Analyzer displaying RTX5 RTOS threads and thread events as well as long-term and cursor marker based energy measurement (ULINKplus).
    • Added support for flash programming of Microchip SAML11 devices using debug sequences from the pack description instead of flash programming algorithms loaded into and executed from on-chip RAM.
    • Updated PackInstaller supporting configuration of individual pack versions from local folders. This simplifies the workflow during the development and test of packs as it avoids the processing steps for pack generation and installation.
    • Updated uVision's Customize Tools Menu ... with an Export/Import capability for sharing tools menu customization across PCs via a file.
  • [ARM Compiler included]
    • Included Arm Compiler 5 version 5.06u6 - same as in MDK - Version 5.25: see Release Notes for further details.
    • Updated Arm Compiler 6 to version 6.10.1: see Release Notes for further details.
      Note: This release of the Arm Compiler 6 resolves the licensing issue caused by the Windows 10 update V1803. All previous versions of Arm Compiler 6 fail to checkout a license when used with Keil Single-User or Keil Floating licenses.
  • [Software Packs included]
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link debug driver to version 6.32i.
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-LINK debug driver to version 3.0.5.0 adding option for integrated firmware updates.
    • Updated: P&E Micro debug driver to version 6.83.
    • Updated: NULink driver to version 2.04.6725.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.25

Release Date: 22nd March, 2018

  • [uVision updated to V5.25.2]
    • New: System Analyzer shows relevant execution information over time in a single window. It displays program events, interrupt execution, data trace, and power consumption (when using ULINKplus).
    • New: Event Statistics Window displays execution time and current consumption (when using ULINKplus) between corresponding start and stop events. It provides statistics for average values across a number of executions and captures minimum and maximum time/current events.
    • Added: Event Recorder debug commands: event file logging, filter setup save/restore, and statistic reset/file logging.
    • New: Editor Improvements: grey text shows inactive source code between #if/#endif statements; underlined text shows help links for symbols, types and functions. Press the F1 key to open the corresponding documentation.
    • New: Energy Measurement without Debug disables the CoreSight debug hardware for pure power measurement of the target hardware using ULINKplus.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Added: Arm ULINKplus debug adapter support. See the ULINKplus User's Guide for further information. The User's Guide also covers the uVision features introduced for Power Measurement and Test Automation using ULINKplus.
    • Updated: P&E Micro debug driver to version 6.78.
    • Updated: Segger J-Link debug driver to version 6.30h.
    • Updated: NULink driver to version 2.03.6674.
  • [ARM Compiler included]
    • Updated ARM Compiler 5 to version 5.06u6: see Release Notes for further details.
    • Updated ARM Compiler 6 to version 6.9: see Release Notes for further details.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • ARM - CMSIS 5.3.0
    • Keil - ARM Compiler Extensions 1.4.0
      • Added dedicated start/stop events to the Event Recorder component. These events enable the MDK debugger's Event Statistics dialog to display minimum, maximum and average execution time, number of passes and current consumption in between these events.
    • Keil - MDK Middleware 7.6.0
      • The File System Component: remains unchanged to version 6.10.0.
      • Updated: the Network Component: to version 7.8.0.
        • Added: netUninitialize function to uninitialize the Network component.
        • Corrected: a failure in netSMTPc_SendMail function, when sending an email with a large attachment.
        • Corrected: netSMTPc_SendMail functionality, if the requested attachment does not exist, the function fails with error code netFileError, rather than send a dummy attachment.
        • Changed: return code netError to netFileError where appropriate in TFTP client.
        • Corrected: quoted-printable encoding for the character '=' in netSMTPc_SendMail function.
        • Documented: possible return codes for Network API functions.
      • Updated: the USB Component to version 6.12.4.
        • USB Host
          • Corrected: timer, semaphore and mutex section location for debugging purposes.
          • Improved: robustness by adding 2 retries for failed driver operations.
          • Corrected: USART_CDC_ACM.c CMSIS UART driver receive function returning invalid data in receive buffer.
          • Improved: USB Flash disk unmount procedure.
        • USB Device
          • Corrected: timer, semaphore and mutex section location for debugging purposes.
          • Improved: robustness by adding 2 retries for failed driver operations.
      • Updated: the Graphic Component to version 5.46.5 (5.46e).
        • Added new set of functions for runtime rotation.
        • Added new function GUI_SetClearTextRectMode() to manage the background drawing behavior of GUI_DispStringInRect()
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.24a

Release Date: 05th July, 2017

MDK-ARM Version 5.24

Release Date: 30th June, 2017

  • [ARM Compiler]
  • [Software Packs included]
    • ARM - CMSIS 5.0.1 same as in MDK - Version 5.23.
    • Keil - MDK Middleware 7.4.1
      • Updated the FileSystem Component to version 6.9.8.
        • Added: for memory cards connected via SPI a bus frequency adaptation algorithm is implemented.
        • Enhanced: debug messaging for Event Recorder.
      • Updated the USB Component to version 6.11.0.
        • Added: support for ARMCLANG compiler version 6.
        • USB Host
          • Corrected: enumeration of USB HID devices which stall SetIdle request.
        • USB Device
          • Added: Mass Storage Class support for multiple Logical Units (up to 4).
      • Updated the Network Component to version 7.5.0.
        • Added: support for IPv4 fragmentation and reassembly.
        • Added: configurable MTU parameter at runtime.
    • Keil - ARM Compiler Extensions 1.3.1
      • Updated SCVD examples to build without warnings for use with ARMCLANG compiler.
      • Updated SCVD Event Recorder documentation.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Nuvoton NULink debug driver to version 2.01.6592.
    • Updated: P&E Micro debug driver to version 6.42.
    • Updated: Segger J-Link debug driver to version 6.16c adding support for ARMv8-M based devices.
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-LINK debug driver to version 3.0.1.0 adding support for ST-Link V3.
  • [uVision updated to V5.24.1.0]
    • Updated: Feature map of the MDK Editions are reflected by the product i.e.:
      • Introduction of MDK Essential superseding MDK Cortex-M.
      • MDK Plus supporting secure mode application development and debug of Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 based devices.
    • Added: Source Browse information is now available in project targets using ARM Compiler 6:
      • Information is generated dynamically, does not require a successful project build and is updated as the source code is edited.
      • While the source code is processed, the status bar displays: Creating Browse Information ….
    • Improved: Source Browser window redesign for better usability for project targets using the ARM Compiler 6.
    • Improved: Dynamic Syntax Checker for project targets using the ARM Compiler 6:
      • Warning level configured for the build is also considered by dynamic syntax checking.
      • Warning and Errors are now consistent with the build output window.
    • Added: ARM Compiler 6 warning level MISRA Compatible suppressing compiler warnings contradicting MISRA rules. Warning level Moderate Warnings got renamed to AC5-like Warnings.
    • Improved: PC-Lint setup:
      • separate configuration settings for C and C++ modules.
      • the generated lint command files are stored in the output folder configured for object files.
    • Extended: the ARM-Compiler version selection in Options for Target dialog adds the option to select the latest installed version of ARM Compiler 5 and ARM Compiler 6.
    • Improved: the MDK-ARM installer creates a backup of the TOOLS.ini file in case an existing installation folder is used.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.23

Release Date: 10th February, 2017

  • [ARM Compiler]
  • [Software Packs included]
  • [FlexNet Floating Licenses]
    • Customers using FlexNet floating licenses should update the FlexNet License Server to version 11.14.1.0. This FlexNet server version is mandatory for upcoming tool releases.
    • FlexNet Version 11.14.1.0 License Server tools for Windows are located in the directory ..\Keil\UV4\FlexNet. Refer the FlexLM licensing knowledgebase article for more information.
    • FlexNet Version 11.14.1.0 License Server tools are also available on developer.arm.com for other hosts platforms.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: ULINKpro firmware to version 1.58, which corrects connectivity issues for low supply voltage targets.
    • Improved: Multi-Core debug stability for CMSIS-DAP debuggers.
    • Improved: download of large applications into RAM at low debug clock frequencies of the ULINKpro debugger.
    • Enhanced: Reset Type selection in the Debug Setup Dialog. The setup is now based on the CMSIS Pack information.
    • Updated: P&E Micro driver to version 6.27.
  • [PackInstaller]
    • Improved: PackInstaller can import Software Components from other sources located on your computer or on a mapped network drive and manage them as separate software packs.
    • Added: option Check for Updates on Launch to download any updated PDSC file form www.keil.com when the PackInstaller is started.
  • [uVision updated to V5.23.0.0]
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.22

Release Date: 11th November, 2016

    This release includes support for Cortex-M33 and Cortex-M23 devices based on the ARMv8-M architecture. For using Cortex-M33 and Cortex-M23 a MDK-Professional Edition is required.
  • [ARM Compiler]
  • [Software Packs included]
  • [FlexNet Floating Licenses]
    • Customers using FlexNet floating licenses should update the FlexNet License Server to version 11.14.0.0. This FlexNet server version is mandatory for upcoming tool releases.
    • FlexNet Version 11.14.0.0 License Server tools for Windows are located in the directory ..\Keil\UV4\FlexNet. Refer the FlexLM licensing knowledgebase article for more information.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 6.10i.
    • Updated: P&E Micro driver to version 6.03.
    • Updated: NULink driver to version 2.00.6561.
    • Added: Event Recorder Support.
    • Improved: support for V8M based CPUs.
    • Improved: Core peripheral dialogs.
  • [uVision updated to V5.22.0.0]
    • Added: Event Recorder that shows dynamic execution status and event information which helps to analyze the operation of software components. The required annotations are implemented in debug variants of the MDK middleware.
    • Added: Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 processor support.
    • Enhanced: Core peripheral dialogs (Secure/Non-Secure MPU, SysTick, SAU, NVIC) for ARMv8-M based devices
    • Enhanced: Debug status bar displays Debug and Core security status for TrustZone for ARMv8-M enabled devices
    • Enhanced: New PC-Lint configuration option to add project target and compiler specific preprocessor symbols
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.21a

Release Date: 18th August, 2016

MDK-ARM Version 5.21

Release Date: 12th August, 2016

MDK-ARM Version 5.20

Release Date: 9th May, 2016

  • [ARM Compiler]
    This release includes two ARM Compiler Versions.
    • ARM Compiler 5.06u2: should be used for Cortex-M devices. Refer to Compiler Specific Release Notes for details.
    • ARM Compiler 6.4 (LLVM technology): should be used for ARMv8-M processors (currently not supported in MDK-Lite). The usage for Cortex-M devices is possible, however requires CMSIS Version 5 that is currently available as beta version. Refer to ARMCLANG Specific Release Notes for details.
  • [Software Packs included]
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 5.12e.
    • Added: debug support for the Texas Instruments XDS110 debug probe that is used on the TI MPS432 Launchpad.
    • Updated: P&E Micro driver for Freescale Kinetis devices to version 2.4.6.0.
  • [uVision updated to V5.20.0.0]
  • [ARMv8-M Architecture support] (MDK-Professional Edition only)
    Software Development for the ARMv8-M Architecture is fully supported with:
    • ARM Compiler 6.4 (LLVM technology): that includes ARMv8-M Security Extensions for TrustZone.
    • Fixed Virtual Platform: with complete simulation model for ARMv8-M Baseline and ARMv8-M Mainline.
    • ARM - CMSIS 5.0.0: with support for ARMv8-M processor architecture. Currently available as beta version via PackInstaller or www.keil.com/pack.
    • Keil - V2M-MPS2_CMx_BSP 1.3.0: is the ARM V2M-MPS2 Board Support PACK for Cortex-M System Design Kit Devices and contains ARMv8-M with example projects. Available via PackInstaller or www.keil.com/pack.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.18a

Release Date: 22nd March, 2016

  • [uVision Debugger]
    • Corrected: potential stability issues introduced in version 5.18 when using trace features of the debugger.
    • Corrected: ULINKpro, ULINK2, and CMSIS-DAP interface drivers to correct the stability issues.

MDK-ARM Version 5.18

Release Date: 5th February, 2016

  • [ARM Compiler]
  • [Software Packs included]
    • ARM - CMSIS 4.5.0 adds CMSIS-Driver CAN and corrects issues in CMSIS-RTOS RTX.
    • Keil - ARM Compiler Extensions 1.0.0 enables I/O re-targeting via File System, UART, ITM debug channel, or user-defined functions.
    • Updated: Keil - MDK-ARM Professional Middleware 7.0.0 introducing Network Dual Stack (IPv4/IPv6) Version 7.0 and updated Graphic Library, File System, and USB Host.

      Note: The API of the Network 7 component is not backwards compatible to version 6. When loading projects that use Network 6, uVision will report:
            
          Error #540: 'Keil.MDK-Pro::Network:CORE:Release:6.5.0' component is not available for target ...
            
      There are two ways to resolve this issue:
      1. Install Keil - MDK-ARM Professional Middleware 6.6.0 and open the dialog Select Software Packs to select the version of the pack.
      2. Migrate the application to Network 7 as described in the user's guide of the Network Dual-Stack Component - Migration. Using the Compatibility Mode simplifies the migration of existing projects.
      Example projects of existing Device Family Packs (DFP) are based on the Network 6 component and currently the following software packs are affected:
            
          Keil.EFM32GGxxx_DFP.2.2.0.pack
          Keil.SAM-ESV7_SFP.2.2.0.pack
          Keil.Kinetis_SDK_DFP.2.2.0.pack
          Keil.LPC1700_DFP.2.2.0.pack
          Keil.LPC1800_DFP.2.6.0.pack
          Keil.LPC4000_DFP.2.0.0.pack
          Keil.LPC4300_DFP.2.6.0.pack
          Keil.STM32F1xx_DFP.2.0.0.pack
          Keil.STM32F2xx_DFP.2.5.0.pack
          Keil.STM32F4xx_DFP.2.7.0.pack
          Keil.STM32F7xx_DFP.2.4.0.pack 
            
      These example projects are based on the Network 6 component: BSD Client, BSD Server, FTP Server, HTTP Server, HTTP Upload, SMTP Client, SNMP Agent, Telnet Server. Future releases of DFPs will be based on the Network 7 component.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 5.10i.
    • Implemented multicore support for CMSIS-DAP debugger. It is possible to debug two different cores on the same device by using two instances of µVision.
  • [uVision updated to V5.18.0]
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.17

Release Date: 30th October, 2015

  • [ARM Compiler]
  • [Software Packs included]
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 5.02f.
    • Updated: the STMicroelectronics ST-LINKIII-KEIL_SWO.dll to version 2.0.18.
    • Updated: the NuLink Keil driver to version 1.30.6491.
    • Added: the NuLink USB driver version 1.1.
  • [uVision updated to V5.17.0]
    • Added: new option to limit the Find in Files utility to the "Current Document".
    • Added: new option Stop after Reset in Debug driver configuration to stop program execution on reset (Reset Vector Catch).
    • Enhanced: editor now supports Arabic, Baltic, Eastern European, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese character sets.
    • Corrected: Bookmark navigation is now working only on the "Current Document".
    • Corrected: System and Thread Viewer shows now also the stack usage of os_idle_demon.
    • Corrected: while creating a project and selecting different devices, device startup files of previous selected devices are renamed to filename.NNNN to provide a backup.
    • Corrected: STM32CubeMX for configuration of the STM32Cube framework sometimes failed to start.
    • Corrected: opening struct elements in the Watch Window did not always show up-to-date values.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.16a

Release Date: 27th August, 2015

  • [ARM Compiler]
    • The ARM Compiler 5.05u2 must be used for ARM7, ARM9 and Cortex-R4 processor based targets due to a regression in ARM Compiler 5.06. This defect will be fixed in MDK Version 5.17. This MDK release installs:
      • ARM Compiler 5.06 (default for Cortex-M targets) which includes support for STM32L4 Series. All compiler related files located in ..\ARM\ARMCC\ directory. Details can be found in the Compiler specific Release Notes.
      • ARM Compiler 5.05u2 (default for ARM7, ARM9, Cortex-R4). All compiler related files located in ..\ARM\ARMCC_505u2\ directory. Details can be found in the Compiler specific Release Notes.
  • [uVision]
    • This MDK release contains µVision V5.16.1.
    • Corrected: export of mbed projects had potential build errors.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.16

Release Date: 12th August, 2015

  • [ARM Compiler]
    • This MDK release contains ARM Compiler 5.06 (build 20) which includes support for STM32L4xx based devices. All compiler related files located in ..\ARM\ARMCC\ directory. Details can be found in the Compiler specific Release Notes.
  • [uVision]
    • This MDK release contains µVision V5.16.0.
    • Improved: Project build now takes advantage of systems that have multiple processors or multiple-core processors. Additional build processes are created to utilize the available processors and therefore drastically reduce the overall built time. µVision can process these builds simultaneously, and therefore overall build time is reduced.
    • Added: With the menu Edit – Configuration - Right Margin a line boarder can be configured which is show as vertical line or coloured background.
    • Added: compiler toolchain documentation is now also accessible in PDF format from the Books Window.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • Keil - MDK-ARM Professional Middleware 6.5.0
      The Keil::MDK-Middleware 6.5.0 Software Pack contains several enhancements and corrections. Improved are the Graphic Library, File System, and USB Host.
    • ARM - CMSIS 4.3.0
      The ARM::CMSIS 4.3.0 Software Pack adds a CMSIS-Driver for Serial Audio Interface (SAI) and improves CMSIS-RTOS RTX with Stack Watermark and IRQ timing statistics. Included are also several other enhancements such as cache control functions for Cortex-M7.
    • Keil - ARM Compiler Extensions 1.0.0
      The Keil::ARM_Compiler 1.0.0 Software Pack contains the new Software Component Compiler that expands MicroLib with assert and enables I/O re-targeting via File System, UART, ITM debug channel, or user-defined functions.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 4.98e.
    • Updated: the STMicroelectronics ST-LINKIII-KEIL_SWO.dll to version 2.0.17.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.15

Release Date: 29th May, 2015

  • [ARM Compiler]
    • This MDK release contains ARM Compiler 5.05u2 (build 169). All compiler related files located in ..\ARM\ARMCC\ directory. Details can be found in the Compiler specific Release Notes.
  • [uVision]
    • This MDK release contains µVision V5.15.0.
    • Improved: Support for multiple ARM Compiler Versions that allows now to Setup Default ARM Compiler Versions for each processor core.
    • Added: Support for Stack usage watermark in the System and Thread Viewer that is available with CMSIS-RTOS RTX V4.78 or higher. This also shows the maximum stack load during execution of a thread.
    • Improved: Icons in the Project Window for RTE Configuration Files indicate compatibility of current files with software components from new Software Packs. The new command Update Config File and Lauch Merge available from context menu in the Project Window simplifies the migration of existing configuration settings.
    • Improved: MDK now uses Semantic Versioning for Software Packs, software components, and configuration files.
    • Added: Set-up PC-Lint has a new option to include all project-target related folders for searching header files.
    • Added: Source Version Control System (SVCS) templates files for GIT and Tortoise SVN.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • Keil - MDK-ARM Professional Middleware 6.4.0
      The Keil::MDK-Middleware 6.4.0 Software Pack supports now ARM Cortex-M7 devices and solves a problem with File System (fpwd function) and Networking (HTTP server). Keil::MDK-Middleware 6.4.0 requires ARM::CMSIS 4.3.0 and Keil::ARM_Compiler 1.0.0 Software Pack.
    • ARM - CMSIS 4.3.0
      The ARM::CMSIS 4.3.0 Software Pack adds a CMSIS-Driver for Serial Audio Interface (SAI) and improves CMSIS-RTOS RTX with Stack Watermark and IRQ timing statistics. Included are also several other enhancements such as cache control functions for Cortex-M7.
    • Keil - ARM Compiler Extensions 1.0.0
      The Keil::ARM_Compiler 1.0.0 Software Pack contains the new Software Component Compiler that expands MicroLib with assert and enables I/O re-targeting via File System, UART, ITM debug channel, or user-defined functions.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Driver for Segger J-Link with bug fixes and support for JTAG clock speed: 20, 25, 33, and 50 MHz.
    • Updated: Driver and firmware for STMicroelectronics ST-Link to support the latest STM32 devices.
    • Updated: Driver for Nuvoton Nulink with bug fixes and support for M0519, NM1320 and Mini58 Cortex-M0 based devices.
  • [Pack Installer]
    • Improved: Selection of Devices and Boards lists Device Specific and Generic Software Packs and relevant Project Examples. When the Pack Installer is launched from uVision the device of the project target is selected.
    • Added: Output window that summarizes warning and error messages.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.14

Release Date: 13th February, 2015

  • [uVision]
    • This MDK release contains µVision V5.14.0.0.
    • Improved download support for missing Software Packs where a fixed version is selected in the project. Before the latest version was downloaded.
    • At load time of a project the device name can be manually changed when the project was using an obsolete device that no longer available with the current Software Pack.
    • The new debug command SBC allows to control software breakpoints which is for example important for algorithm verification that calculate CRC over a code area.
    • The Event Viewer displays now also timing information for interrupt execution.
  • [ARM Compiler]
    • This MDK release contains ARM Compiler 5.05u1 (build 106). All compiler related files located in ..\ARM\ARMCC\ directory. Details can be found in the Compiler specific Release Notes.
    • The ARM Compiler 5.04u2 for safety critical applications is available from ARM Compiler download area (a registration or login is required).
  • [Software Packs included]
    • Keil.MDK-Middleware Version 6.2.0 and CMSIS Version 4.2.0.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: ULink2 Firmware version update to 2.03 that fixes a potential problem with USB 3.0 ports.
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 4.96d that now supports Cortex-M7.
    • Updated: NuLink version 1.28.6386 with correct access to Flash algorithms from Software Packs.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.13

Release Date: 18th December, 2014

  • [uVision]
    • This MDK release contains µVision V5.13.0.0.
    • With the new menu Project - Manage - Migrate to Version 5 Format ... an existing MDK version 4 project is converted to the new MDK version 5 format.
    • The toolbar Batch Build is now available also for single projects providing a convenient way to build a selection of project targets in one working step.
    • Missing Software Packs are detected by uVision and the PackInstaller is launched to download and install them while loading the project.
  • [Software Packs included]
    • Keil.MDK-Middleware Version 6.2.0 and CMSIS Version 4.2.0.
  • [ARM Compiler]
    • This MDK release contains ARM Compiler 5.05u1 (build 106). All compiler related files located in ..\ARM\ARMCC\ directory. Details can be found in the Compiler specific Release Notes.
    • The ARM Compiler 5.04u2 for safety critical applications is available from ARM Compiler download area (a registration or login is required).
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 4.91j.
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-Link driver for STMicroelectronics devices to version 2.0.14.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.12

Release Date: 24th September, 2014

This MDK version introduces support for ARM Cortex-M7 processor based devices.

Note: The STM32 Device Family Packs Version 1.x.x are incompatible with CMSIS Version 4.2.0 and MDK-Middleware Version 6.1.1. The compatible STM32 Device Family Packs Version 2.x.x will be released shortly. The application note 266 Using Keil MDK v5.11 with STM32 devices describes how to use the older STM32 Device Family Packs.

  • [uVision]
  • [Software Packs included]
    • CMSIS Version 4.2.0: Cortex-M7 related updates to CMSIS-CORE, CMSIS-DSP, CMSIS-PACK and CMSIS-SVD.
    • MDK-Middleware Version 6.1.1: Driver Network/Driver/ETH_KSZ8851SNL.c corrected an invalid power status in function MAC_PowerControl.
  • [ARM Compiler] This MDK release contains two ARM Compiler versions that can be selected in the dialog Project - Options for Target - Target (under Code Generation):
    • ARM Compiler 5.05 (build 41) (in directory ..\ARM\ARMCC\) with support for Cortex-M7 and other enhancements (see release notes).
    • ARM Compiler 5.04u2 (build 82) (in directory ..\ARM\ARMCC_504u2\) for safety critical applications in combination with the ARM Compiler Qualification Kit (only available with a license for MDK-Professional).
  • [FlexNet Floating Licenses]
    • Customers using FlexNet floating licenses are required to update their license server software to Version 11.12.1 or higher.
      Using older versions of the FlexNet license server will result in error messages by the ARM Compiler tools.
      FlexNet Licensing error:-96,7. System Error: 11001 "Comm. error"
    • FlexNet Version 11.12.1 License Server tools for Windows are located in the directory ..\Keil\UV4\FlexNet. For other operating systems please contact support.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 4.91b.
    • Updated: NuLink software to version 6.3.14
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-Link driver for STMicroelectronics devices to version 2.0.10.0.
    • Updated: ULINKPro\ULINK2\CMSIS-DAP driver to support Cortex-M7 based devices.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]

MDK-ARM Version 5.11a

Release Date: 17th June, 2014

This MDK release includes the Software Packs CMSIS Version 4.1 and MDK-Middleware Version 6.0 that are incompatible with the current STM32 Device Family Packs. The application note 266 Using Keil MDK v5.11 with STM32 devices describes the reasons and the resolution.

    This MDK release includes the following fixes over MDK Version 5.11:
    • Updated µVision (V5.11.1.0):
      • gpdsc file reload problem fixed (Infineon DAVE3)
      • Select Software Packs dialog control via keyboard fixed
    • Updated SystemViewer.dll (V2.28.0):
      • Periodic window update for child elements fixed
      • Abort on Display of LPC4300 GPIO registers fixed

MDK-ARM Version 5.11

Release Date: 12th June, 2014

  • This MDK release includes the following Software Packs: These Software Packs are compatible with the new DFP Version 2.0.x or higher for Infineon and NXP. All future DFP's will rely on the above Software Packs.

    NOTE: For using middleware with EnergyMicro and ST devices that are based on DFP Version 1.x select CMSIS V3.2.x and MDK-Middleware V5.1.x as described under Select Software Packs.
  • This MDK release contains the following new components:
  • ARM Compiler
    • The absacc.h header file has been removed from the ARMCC/include folder. Use the _attribute_ syntax instead of the macro __at.
  • Target debugging
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-Link driver for STMicroelectronics devices to version 2.0.6.0 to support STM32L0 devices.
    • Updated: NuLink software to version 6.2.11

MDK-ARM Version 5.10

Release Date: 21st February, 2014

  • [µVision]
    • This MDK contains µVision V5.10.0.2.
    • This MDK contains Pack Installer V1.1. It features a new searchable right hand column, listing all supported Boards and Devices. Based on the selection available Software Packs and Examples are listed in the left hand column.
  • [ARM Compiler]
  • [Target Debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 4.80g.
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-Link driver for STMicroelectronics devices to version 2.0.4.0. USB Drivers in ARM\STLink\USBDriver
    • Updated: P&E Micro driver for Freescale Kinetis devices to version 2.0.4.0.

MDK-ARM Version 5.01

Release Date: 17th December, 2013

  • [µVision]
    • This release includes an updated Software Pack schema definition. Software Packs that require this new schema version will not be compatible with older releases of MDK.
    • This MDK V5 release is delivered with µVision V5.1.0.0.

MDK-ARM Version 5.00

Release Date: 7th September, 2013

  • [Software Packs]
    • MDK-ARM V5.0 (MDK V5) introduces Software Packs which make device support and middleware updates independent from the toolchain installation. The MDK V5 installer contains the µVision IDE and Debugger, the ARM Compiler and the new Pack Installer which is used to manage Software Packs. Device support, CMSIS and MDK-Professional Middleware are delivered as Software Packs.
    • Software Packs can contain device database descriptions, CMSIS Core Device and CMSIS SVD files, as well as Flash Programming Algorithms and other Software Components. For more details refer to http://www.keil.com/pack/doc/cmsis/Pack/html/index.html.
  • [Software Installation and Updates]
    • The new Pack Installer is a utility for installing, updating, and removing Software Packs. In addition, it enables the user to copy example projects which are part of a Software Pack to a local folder.
    • A current set of Software Packs can be found on the MDK V5 Software Packs website at www.keil.com/dd2/Pack.
    • The MDK V5 Device List page at www.keil.com/dd2 shows all microcontrollers that are currently supported by Software Packs.
    • For devices that currently aren't supported by Software Packs, Legacy Support packages are available.
  • [µVision]
    • [Run-Time Environment] The Run-Time Environment (RTE) defines the software components that are used in a project. The new Run-Time Environment Dialog shows all installed Software Components that are available for the selected microcontroller.
    • [User Code Templates] User Code templates contain example code for frequently used functionality in software components that are delivered as a part of Software Packs.
    • [Project Files] µVision 5 introduces new project file extensions *.uvprojx, *.uvoptx, and *.uvguix to indicate projects that use RTE. The option Project - Manage - Use Run-Time Environment enables or disables RTE. When RTE is disabled, µVision 4 compatible project files are created.
    • This MDK V5 release is delivered with µVision V5.0.5.15.
  • [ARM Compiler]
    • This version of MDK-ARM contains ARM Compiler 5.03u2.
    • All compiler related files are located in ..\ARM\ARMCC\ directory.
    • Details can be found in the Compiler specific Release Notes..
  • [CMSIS]
    • This version of MDK V5 ships with the CMSIS 3.20 Software Pack.
    • The CMSIS Pack includes CMSIS-RTOS RTX, a CMSIS-RTOS compatible real-time OS.
    • CMSIS-RTOS RTX replaces MDK V4.x RTX. For project maintenance, MDK V4.x RTX is still available as part of the Legacy Support.
  • [Middleware]
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: The CMSIS-DAP driver now supports the Micro Trace Buffer (MTB) of Cortex-M0+ devices.
    • Updated: ULINK2 device firmware to version 2.02. This version removes the Windows warning "This device can perform faster if connected to USB 2.0".
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 4.76d.

Release Summary

    MDK-ARM – Version 5.00
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.01
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.10
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.11
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.11a
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.12
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.13
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.14
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.15
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.16
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.16a
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.17
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.18a
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.20
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.21
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.21a
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.22
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.23
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.24
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.24a
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.25
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.26
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.27
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.28
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.28a
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.29
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.30
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.31
    MDK-ARM – Version 5.32

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