Nios II Classic Processor Reference Guide

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Date 10/28/2016
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1.5. Intel® FPGA IP Evaluation Mode Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode

You can evaluate the Nios® II processor without a license. With Intel FPGA's free Intel® FPGA IP Evaluation Mode feature, you can perform the following actions:
  • Simulate the behavior of a Nios® II processor within your system.
  • Verify the functionality of your design, as well as evaluate its size and speed quickly and easily.
  • Generate time-limited device programming files for designs that include Nios® II processors.
  • Program a device and verify your design in hardware.

You only need to purchase a license for the Nios® II processor when you are completely satisfied with its functionality and performance, and want to take your design to production.