3. Programming Model
This chapter describes the Nios® II programming model, covering processor features at the assembly language level. Fully understanding the contents of this chapter requires prior knowledge of computer architecture, operating systems, virtual memory and memory management, software processes and process management, exception handling, and instruction sets. This chapter assumes you have a detailed understanding of these concepts and focuses on how these concepts are specifically implemented in the Nios® II processor. Where possible, this chapter uses industry-standard terminology.
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