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What makes the NIOS processor better than ST32 ARM processor?

MLash2
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I am moving my business from ARDUINO to ARM or FPGA. can you help me to know the difference?

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Ahmed_H_Intel1
Employee
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Hi,

It is a long story. The NIOS is a soft-coded processor which you can flexibly create a system having the required components on your FPGA, you may use more than one NIOS processor in the same FPGA and connected or not connected together (up to you). you have the flexibility and connectivity to FPGA if you want to use a custome circuit on the FPGA top level design.

Please check the following links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nios_II

https://www.gaisler.com/doc/CoSCPU.pdf

Regards,

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Ahmed_H_Intel1
Employee
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Hi,

It is a long story. The NIOS is a soft-coded processor which you can flexibly create a system having the required components on your FPGA, you may use more than one NIOS processor in the same FPGA and connected or not connected together (up to you). you have the flexibility and connectivity to FPGA if you want to use a custome circuit on the FPGA top level design.

Please check the following links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nios_II

https://www.gaisler.com/doc/CoSCPU.pdf

Regards,

MLash2
Novice
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Is there a board have both NIOS and ST32?

Ahmed_H_Intel1
Employee
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Hi,

Intel creates the FPGA and some development boards for you to validate your design on it. You are free to create your own board or uses a third party's board. I am not sure if there is a certain board available online that have FPGA and ST32 processor, but there are many I believe.

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