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Virtual Hardware for Third-Party Hardware beta

Enabling Software-Hardware Co-Design to Accelerate IoT and ML Development

Arm Virtual Hardware (AVH) for third-party hardware scales IoT software development by virtualising popular IoT development kits, including peripherals, sensors and board components that are already in production. Developers can verify and validate embedded and IoT applications during the complete software design cycle without the need for hardware, accelerating product design cycles by up to two years.

Arm Virtual Hardware for third-party hardware is available to access as a private beta.


Scale CI in the cloud without the need to use physical board farms. Avoid the complexity and cost of maintaining physical hardware installations.

Based on Arm Neoverse CPUs, instructions are natively mapped from the virtual machine’s ISA to the Neoverse ISA at a much higher speed than traditional modelling technologies.

AVH is binary compatible. Developers can use the device’s software directly out of the box.

Third-Party Hardware Available

i.MX 8M Arm Cortex Complex

i.MX 8M Arm Cortex Complex

STM32U5 IoT Discovery Kit

STM32U5 IoT Discovery Kit

Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi Model 4

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Arm Virtual Hardware is also available for Arm Corstone and Cortex-M processors for low-level software development ahead of silicon availability. These models are available via an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Learn more about this option here.

If you’d like to learn more about Arm Virtual Hardware, the roadmap and how it can help your business, get in touch with Arm experts to find out more.

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Arm Virtual Hardware Service and Partner Integrations

The ecosystem for AVH is growing rapidly. Partners are integrating AVH into service offerings. Explore the leading software companies who are leveraging AVH to change IoT development.

Interested in integrating Arm Virtual Hardware into your service or adding support for Arm Virtual Hardware to your product? Contact us to become part of the Arm Virtual Hardware ecosystem.

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