Fast Nios II Hardware Design Example

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.

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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

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