Nios® V Processors

Nios® V processor is the next generation of soft processor for Intel® FPGAs based on the open-source RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture. This processor is available in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software starting with version 21.3.

Read the Nios® V Processor Reference Manual

What's New

See what's new with the Nios® V processors.

  • You can get the Nios® V/m processor IP license from the Self Service Licensing Center at no cost.
  • Example designs included with the Nios V/m IP in Platform Designer in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software. 
  • Download the latest Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software and the Ashling RiscFree IDE for Intel® FPGAs and get started today. Download now.


  • Get your designs to market faster with the growing ecosystem for Nios® V processor that is based on the open-source industry standard RISC-V ISA.
  • The Intel Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and Micrium* MicroC/OS-II are supported on the Nios® V/m processor and included in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software.
  • There will be additional Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) supported on the upcoming processors in the Nios® V processor family. Stay tuned for updates.

Product and Performance Information


Future releases are subject to change.