4.4.1. Nios® V Processor Application Execute-In-Place from Boot Flash
Intel designed the Generic Serial Flash Interface Intel FPGA IP so that the boot flash address space is immediately accessible to the Nios® V processor upon system reset, without the need to initialize the memory controller or memory devices. This enables the Nios® V processor to execute application code stored on the boot devices directly without using a boot copier to copy the code to another memory type.
- Sets the .text linker sections to the boot flash memory region.
- Sets the .bss,.rodata, .rwdata, .stack and .heap linker sections to the RAM memory region.