Nios® II Processor with Memory Management Unit

Recommended for:

  • Device: Stratix® IV GX, Cyclone® III

  • Quartus®: v13.0-v14.1



This design example consists only of the hardware design for use with a compatible operating system that supports memory management unit (MMU). The hardware section consists of the Nios® II/f core with MMU enabled with the reset vector pointing to the flash memory and exception vector that points to the DDR3 memory.

You can use this design as a starting point to build your own MMU-enabled Nios® II processor systems. This design supports the following Intel® FPGA development kits:

Hardware Design Specifications

  • Nios® II/f core with JTAG debug module
  • DDR3 SDRAM controller
  • Common Flash Interface (CFI) flash memory interface
  • Triple Speed Ethernet media access control (MAC)
  • System timer
  • High-resolution timer
  • Performance counter
  • LED parallel I/Os (PIOs)
  • Push-button PIOs
  • System ID peripheral
  • On-chip memory

Using This Design Example

The use of this design is governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Intel® Design Example License Agreement.

Download the zip files suitable for your kit below.

Stratix® IV:

Cyclone® III:

Note: Cyclone® III device family is not support in ACDS version 14.0 and above.

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