AN 978: Nios® V Processor Migration Guidelines

ID 773196
Date 5/15/2024
Document Table of Contents

2.2. Ecosystem Comparison

Table 3.  Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Software Ecosystem Comparison Table
Features Ashling* RiscFree* IDE for Intel® FPGAs Nios® II Embedded Design Suite
IDE type Eclipse based Eclipse based
Toolchain GNU RISC-V Embedded GCC Toolchain GNU GCC Toolchain
Automated scan chain Yes Yes
Core support Nios® V processor (Risc-V), ARM Cortex-A9, A53 Nios® II only
Heterogeneous debug Yes No
Trace1 On-chip Trace: ARM Cortex-A9, A53 No
Baremetal debug Yes Yes
uC/OS-II debug Yes (With OS awareness) Yes (Without OS awareness)
FreeRTOS* debug Yes (With OS awareness) No
Zephyr* debug Yes (With OS awareness) No
1 Nios® V processor does not support trace feature.