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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Other Processor Cores

I apologise for the naivete of my question but I've just bought a NIOS II development board with a 2.4" TFT LCD screen. 

I understand the NIOS II is a softcore processor does that mean I can replace it say with one of the OpenCores ones? 

 

Thanks 

Clive
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Yes. 

 

A primary benefit of using NIOS is that the environment is already setup / integrated, while with OpenCores, you're on your own.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Also I suspect that parts of the nios implementation are optimised for the altera fpgas. 

This probably wouldn't be true of any others - so you may not be able to run at as high a frequency. 

(Not that I've looked at any OpenCores stuff.)
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