Used by more designers than any other soft processor in the world, Nios® II embedded processors remain the industry-standard processor for FPGA and HardCopy® ASIC design. The Nios II family of embedded processors currently consists of three processor cores that implement a common instruction set architecture, each optimized for a specific price/performance point, and all supported by the same software tool chain.
Designers can choose from the following cores:
- Nios II/f: fast
- Nios II/e: economy
- Nios II/s: standard
For technical detail on the Nios II processor cores, refer to the Nios II Core Implementation Details chapter of the Nios II Processor Reference Handbook.