With the Nios® II embedded processor, MAX® 10 FPGAs provide unmatched flexibility when designing your system.  Going beyond traditional low-cost FPGAs, CPLDs, and microcontroller units (MCUs), only MAX 10 FPGAs with Nios II processor support provide:

  • Single-chip, instant-on - embedded systems with on-die flash for software code and FPGA configuration storage
  • Custom hardware systems - quickly design your own processor peripheral and I/O set with GUI-based system design tools and off-the-shelf intellectual property (IP) - including general-purpose I/Os (GPIOs), UARTs, hard analog-to-digital converter (ADC) blocks, Triple Speed Ethernet MACs, serial interfaces, and even multiple CPUs to optimize performance.
  • Remote system update support - for fail-safe hardware and software upgrades to manage bug fixes or changing standards.
  • Small form factor packages - combined with Altera® Enpirion® PowerSoCs reduces board space by up to 50% and improve system reliability.
  • Obsolescence proof - long lifetime MAX 10 devices and soft processor IP eliminates obsolescence risk while allowing you to get to market quickly. See our obsolete MCU replacement examples using the Nios II processor.
  • High-performance real-time processing - customize digital signal processing (DSP) functions with FPGA hardware acceleration, delivering deterministic, real-time performance.
  • Reference designs - in the Altera Design Store spanning a variety of general purpose and vertical applications, including industrial motor control and automotive.

 

An Embedded Designer's Dream Platform

MAX 10 NEEK demo

View a 3 minute demo of the NEEK MAX 10 FPGA kit that includes controlling a robot spider.

MAX 10 NEEK

Nios II Reference Designs  

Table 1. Using Nios II in MAX 10 Reference Designs
 
Name Development Kit
Vendor
Nios II MC68332 32-bit MCU Replacement Example
 
- Altera
Nios II MC9S08 8-bit MCU Replacement Example
 
- Altera
Nios II MAX 10 Golden System Reference Design with Linux MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
MAX 10 Nios II Ethernet Standard Design
 
MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
MAX 10 NEEK Designs - App Selector, Music Player, Painter, Camera, Accelerometer, Humidty and Temp Sensor, HDMI monitor   MAX 10 NEEK FPGA Kit Terasic
Drive-on-Chip FOC Motor Control
 
MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
MAX 10 Dev Kit Board Test System for DDR3
 
MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
MAX 10 Dev Kit Board Update Portal
 
MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
Remote System Update via USB UART
 
MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
Nios II LCD/ADC Controller
 

MAX 10 Evaluation Kit

MAX 10 Development Kit

Altera
Custom Instruction for Nios II

MAX 10 Evaluation Kit

MAX 10 Development Kit

Arrow BeMicro Kit

Arrow DECA
Macnica Odyssey
 

Altera

Arrow

Macnica

Nios II Full Featured Reference Design
 
Arrow BeMicro Kit Arrow
Nios II + Qsys "Hello World" Lab
 
MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
Nios II MAX 10 On-Die Temp Sensor / LCD Designs
 

MAX 10 Evaluation Kit

MAX 10 Development Kit

Arrow DECA

Macnica Odyssey

Altera

Arrow

Macnica

Hello World Nios II LCD
 
MAX 10 Development Kit Altera
All MAX 10 Designs with Nios II
 
Various

Altera

Arrow

Macnica

Terasic