Altera Delivers World's Most Versatile Embedded Processor With Nios II Family -

Altera Delivers World’s Most Versatile Embedded Processor With Nios II Family


Altera Corp has announced the Nios II family of 32-bit RISC embedded processors. The company's second-generation soft-core embedded processor delivers more than 200 DMIPS in performance and can cost as little as 35 cents to implement in Altera's FPGAs. Because the Nios II processor is a soft core, developers can choose from an unlimited combination of system configurations to meet their performance and cost targets without having to consider an ASIC for their system-level designs. The Nios II family consists of three soft CPU cores; one for maximum system performance, one optimised for minimum logic usage, and one that strikes a balance between the two. All cores are 100 percent code compatible, letting designers change CPUs as their system requirements change without impacting their existing software investment. Altera Europe, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4XF, UK.

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