Nios® II Processors

Nios® II processor, the world's most versatile processor, according to Gartner Research, is the most widely used soft processor in the FPGA industry. The Nios® II processor delivers unprecedented flexibility for your cost-sensitive, real-time, safety-critical (DO-254), and applications processing needs. The Nios® II processor supports all Intel® FPGA and SoC families.

Embedded Operating Systems

Middleware and Graphics Libraries

Software Development Tools

Company Product Description
Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench GNU toolchain support for embedded Linux on the Nios® II processor.
Altium Tasking Toolset Optimizing C compiler, assembler, linker, and locator.
MIPS 
(formerly FS2)
System Navigator The System Navigator probe for Nios® II processors is designed to support the special features and integrated peripherals of the Nios® II cores embedded in Intel® FPGAs.
RocketBoard.org
(Open-source community)
Linux* Toolchain Linux toolchain from the RocketBoard.org (open-source community).
Intel FPGA Wiki
(Open-source community)
µCLinux Toolchain µLinux toolchain from the Intel® FPGA Wiki (open-source community).