Nios II Embedded Design Suite Release Notes

ID 683228
Date 6/17/2015
Document Table of Contents

1.2. Nios II EDS v15.0 Updates

The v15.0 Nios II EDS includes the following new and enhanced features:

  • New MAX 10 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) HAL driver
  • New Queued Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI) HAL Driver
  • Enhancements to the MAX 10 ADC HAL Driver
  • Nios II GNU toolchain upgraded to v4.9.1
    • Improved support for link time optimization (-flto)
    • More control over global pointer optimization using -mgpopt=[none, local, global, data, all]
    • Null pointer check (new in GNU v4.9.1) can be disabled with --fno-delete-null-pointer-checks
  • Nios II Linux kernel and toolchain components have been accepted upstream

High-profile issues resolved:

  • EPCQ HAL driver issues corrected
  • Custom newlib generator fixed in Windows Nios II terminal
  • stdin now working correctly on Windows