Fast Nios® II Hardware Design Example

Recommended for:

  • Device: Stratix® II

  • Device: Cyclone® II

  • Quartus®: Unknown



This design example highlights the Dhrystone millions of instructions per second (MIPS) performance of the Nios II processor. It includes the Fast hardware design and the Dhrystone benchmark software application. The system achieves over 200 Dhrystone MIPS in the Nios II /f core running on a Stratix® II FPGA. You can use this design with the Nios II development kit, Stratix II Edition, and the Cyclone® III FPGA development kit.

Using This Design Example

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Design Specifications

  • Board support: Nios II development kit, Stratix II Edition, and Cyclone III FPGA development kit
  • Nios II core: Nios II /f, 4 Kbytes i-cache, 2 Kbytes d-cache
  • JTAG debug module: Yes
  • On-chip RAM: 64 Kbytes
  • JTAG UART: 1
  • Timer: 1