Primary Documentation

  • The Nios II Gen2 Processor Reference Guide answers the question "What is the Nios® II processor?" and is the primary reference for the Nios® II processor architecture.
  • The Nios II Gen2 Software Developer's Handbook answers the question "How do I write applications for the Nios® II processor?" and is the primary reference for Nios® II software development.
  • The Embedded Design Handbook describes how to most effectively use the Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS) tools and helps to increase the efficiency of developing, debugging and optimizing Nios® II processor-based embedded systems.
  • The Embedded Peripherals IP User Guide describes embedded peripherals that work seamlessly with the Nios® II processor and are included with the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.

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Documentation: Nios® II Processor

Additional Documentation

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Nios II Processor Hardware Development


Software Development


Design Guidelines and Applications


Platform Designer (formerly Qsys) Development


Legacy Documentation

The following documents have now been integrated with the Embedded Design Handbook :


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