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How do I obtain my license file?

Applies to: ARM Developer Suite (ADS), RealView Compilation Tools (RVCT) for BREW, RealView Developer Kit (RVDK) for OKI, RealView Developer Kit (RVDK) for ST, RealView Developer Kit for XScale (RVXDK), RealView Development Suite (RVDS), Tool Licensing (License Management)


Before you can use a full copy of ARM's development tools, you will need to obtain your license file.

In order to do this you will first of all need to have the following:

  1. The serial number of your product - this will be of the form similar to LMxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx (where 'x' represents an alphanumeric character) and can normally be found on a sticker on the product box and on a card inside the product (the number of characters immediately after LM may be different). Products purchased between March 2005 and July 2008 will have a serial number of the form  xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx and evaluation serial numbers during this period are of the form WTxxx-xxxxxxxxx (the number of characters immediately after WT may be different).  Before March 2005 serial numbers were of the form  xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx.

  2. The host ID of the machine the tools will be licensed from. For more details please see the FAQ entry: How do I find my host ID?

Once you have this information, you can obtain your license file using our web licensing portal at  If you are using a Windows platform and a newer version of the ARM development tools (RVDS 2.2 and later) you can use the ARM License Wizard to access the ARM web licensing portal.

Article last edited on: 2010-07-07 07:47:20

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