Looking for RVDS, RVCT, or RVI? ARM RealView tools have been superseded by the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5)
The ARM DS™-5 Development Studio, launched in 2011, is the successor to RVDS and the recommended toolchain for all new projects. DS-5 supports the latest versions of the ARM Compiler (formerly called RVCT) and the latest ARM Cortex processors. It also includes enhanced debug and performance analysis tools within an industry-standard Eclipse framework.
DS-5 licenses enable older versions of the ARM Compiler
DS-5 Professional Edition license keys enable compilation with any old version of the ARM Compiler delivered with ADS, RVDS Standard and RVDS Pro. If you require the use of a legacy version of the compiler, purchasing a DS-5 license is your best technical option - at no extra cost.
DS-5 + RVDS Combo licenses are the most economical option for RVD users
For those who specifically require ARM RVDS™ for legacy reasons beyond compilation tools, we offer a DS-5 + RVDS combo option. The DS-5 and RVDS Combo product includes license keys for both DS-5 Professional Edition and RVDS Professional Edition v4.1. For more information about the DS-5 + RVDS Combo license option, contact us.
ARM® RVDS™ 4.1 Service Pack 2 was released in June 2011 and represented the final release of the RealView™ Development Suite. RVDS™ is no longer maintained, but can still be purchased for those customers who still require the legacy IDE. You can download the RVDS 4.1 installers from Connect Silver: RVDS 4.1 Standard Edition and RVDS 4.1 Professional Edition.
RealView ICE (RVI) and RealView Trace (RVT and RVT2) have been replaced by ARM DSTREAM™
The target connection probes RealView ICE (RVI) and RealView Trace (RVT and RVT2) are not available for sale, having been superseded by the new DSTREAM combined debug and trace unit, which features faster debug connection and a 4GB deep trace buffer.
For backwards compatibility reasons DSTREAM can be used with RealView Debugger (RVD) v4.1, enabling JTAG and SWD debug and ETB trace.