Nios® V Embedded Processor Design Handbook

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Date 5/13/2024

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3.2.2. RiscFree* IDE for Intel FPGAs

The RiscFree* IDE for Intel FPGAs is an Eclipse-based IDE for the Nios® V processor. Altera recommends that you develop the Nios® V processor software in this IDE for the following reasons:
  • The features are developed and verified to be compatible with the Nios® V processor build flow.
  • Equipped with all the necessary toolchains and supporting tools which enables you to easily start Nios® V development.
  • You do not need to install Eclipse CDT for Embedded C/C++ Developer when using the RiscFree* IDE for Intel FPGAs.