Nios II Processor: Versatile Embedded Processor
Product Announcement from Altera Corporation
Experience the cost, power, and performance benefits of the Nios® II processor at Altera's 28-nm process technology with Stratix® V, Arria® V, and Cyclone® V FPGAs by simply purchasing a royalty-free intellectual property core license and downloading Quartus II v11.1 software.
Altera's Nios® II processor, the world's most versatile processor, according to Gartner Research, is the most widely used soft processor in the FPGA industry. This soft processor delivers unprecedented flexibility for your cost-sensitive, real-time, safety-critical (DO-254), ASIC-optimized, and applications processing needs. The Nios II processor supports all Altera® FPGA and HardCopy® ASIC device families, and is also available for standard-cell ASICs through Synopsys.