Nios® II Processor Reference Guide

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Date 10/22/2020
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1.4.2.2. 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.

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