5.2.3. Memory Access
The memory address width in the Nios II/f core depends on whether the optional MMU is present. Without an MMU, the Nios II/f core supports the bit-31 cache bypass method for accessing I/O on the data master port. Therefore addresses are 31 bits wide, reserving bit 31 for the cache bypass function. With an MMU, cache bypass is a function of the memory partition and the contents of the translation lookaside buffer (TLB). Therefore bit-31 cache bypass is disabled, and 32 address bits are available to address memory.
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