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

Nios® V/m


Based on RISC-V: RV32IA, designed for performance, with atomic extensions, 5-stage pipeline, and AXI4 interfaces. Read the Nios® V Processor Reference Manual to learn more about features and performance benchmarks.

What's New

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

Development Environment

Start your software development using open-source ecosystem starting with Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v21.3.

Updated IDE coming in 2022.

  1. You can get the Nios® V/m processor IP license from the Self Service Licensing Center at no cost.
  2. Example design is provided with the Nios V/m IP in Platform Designer in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software v21.3.
  3. More Nios® V example designs including the bootloader and TCP/IP example designs will be released in the future.
  4. Download the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v21.3 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.