Nios II Classic Processor Reference Guide

ID 683620
Date 10/28/2016
Document Table of Contents Custom Components

You can also create custom components and integrate them in Nios® II processor systems. For performance-critical systems that spend most CPU cycles executing a specific section of code, it is a common technique to create a custom peripheral that implements the same function in hardware.

This approach offers a double performance benefit:

  • Hardware implementation is faster than software.
  • Processor is free to perform other functions in parallel while the custom peripheral operates on data.