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KEIL MDK Microcontroller Development Kit
Keil® MDK is the most comprehensive software development solution for Arm®-based microcontrollers and includes all components that you need to create, build, and debug embedded applications..


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Product Components

MDK Version 5.20 and above
MDK Core uVision Debugger ARM Compiler 5 ARM Compiler 6 DS-MDK Software Packs Device Family Packs CMSIS Middleware mbed Components
MDK-Core is based on µVision (Windows only) with leading support for Cortex-M devices including the new ARMv8-M architecture.

DS-MDK contains the Eclipse-based (Windows and Linux) DS-5 IDE/Debugger and supports 32-bit Arm Cortex-A processors or heterogeneous systems with (32-bit Arm Cortex-A and Arm Cortex-M).

MDK includes two Arm C/C++ Compilers with assembler, linker, and highly optimize run-time libraries that are tailored for optimum code size and performance.

Software Packs may be added any time to MDK-Core or DS-MDK making new device support and middleware updates independent from the toolchain. They contain device support, CMSIS libraries, middleware, board support, code templates, and example projects.

The IPv4/IPv6 networking communication stack that is extended with ARM mbed™ software components to enable Internet of Things (IoT) applications.




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MDK Edition







All-in-one solution
including Middleware
and Cortex-A 

Supports all microcontroller cores and Middleware 

 Supports selected

Free with code size limit:
32 KBytes

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IDE with Editor, Pack Installer



32 KByte

Fixed Virtual Platforms Simulation Models

Arm® C/C++ Compiler

Compiler,Linker, Libraries, and Utilities


32 KByte

Functional Safety Support and Extended Maintenance

DS-MDK (Windows + Linux Hosts)

Arm Cortex-M0/M0+/M3/M4/M7


Arm Cortex-M23/M33
Non-secure only

Arm Cortex-M23/M33
Secure and non-secure


Armv8-M Architecture Models
including FastModel

Arm SecurCore®


Arm7™, Arm9™, Arm Cortex-R4

RTOS and Middleware

CMSIS-RTOS RTX (with full source code)


IPv4 Network, USB Device, File System, Graphics

IPv6 Network, USB Host, mbed TLS


Debug and Trace Support

ULINK Debug Adapters


Streaming Instruction Trace,
Embedded Trace Buffer, Micro Trace Buffer

Advanced Analysis Tools
Code Coverage, Performance Analyzer,
Execution Profiler, Logic Analyzer


Support and Maintenance

Updates and Technical Support Included

12 Months

12 Months

 12 Months



KEIL MDK License Types

A node-locked license allows using MDK by exactly one person on a maximum of two computers (single-user). No network connection required.

A Floating-User License allows developers to use MDK on multiple computers. Floating-User Licenses require a file server hosting a license file. A network connection to check out the floating-user license is required.

FlexLM Floating:
A FlexLM License allows developers to use MDK on multiple computers. A network connection to check out a FlexLM license is required.

MDK for STMicroelectronics STM32F0 and STM32L0:
The MDK for STMicroelectonics STM32F0 and STM32L0 is a license paid by STMicroelectronics. It is free-to-use for software developers working with STM32 devices based on the ARM Cortex-M0 and ARM Cortex-M0+ cores.

MDK for Nuvoton Cortex-M0/M23:
The MDK for Nuvoton Cortex-M0/M23 is a license paid by Nuvoton. It is free-to-use for software developers working with Nuvoton devices based on the Arm Cortex-M0 and Arm Cortex-M23 cores.





All MDK editions are designed for 32-bit and 64-bit variants of Microsoft Windows and have the same system requirements. DS-MDK also runs on Linux hosts.