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NIOS II Vs Microblaze

Manik
Beginner
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Dear Experts,

I wish to have few clarifications regarding the NIOS II as below

1. Total number of instructions in the NIOS II processor?

2. Where to find the summary of instructions sets used in NIOS II?

3. How superior a NIOS II is compared to Microblaze?

4. Please do share the documents or web references which has complete specification comparison of NIOS II and Microblaze?

5. What is the equivalent instruction for CLZ in NIOS II?

6. Maximum operating frequency of NIOS II processor?

7. Is there any specific document available to port the firmware used in microblaze to NIOS II?

 

Based on this I wish to decide whether I have to continue with Microblaze or need to switch to NIOS II.

I humbly request all the community members to share their views and help me to proceed further.

Thanks in advance.

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KellyJialin_Goh
Employee
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Hi.

Greeting and welcome to Intel's Forum!


Regarding your question I will answer accordingly with links and additional information.

Question 1, 2 & 4- Here are the specifications of NIOS II and references on the set instructions(Section : https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/hb/nios2/n2cpu-nii5v1gen2.p...


https://techdocs.altium.com/display/FPGA/Altera+Nios+II


Question 3- Here are some community discussions on how well NIOS II performs: https://www.embeddedrelated.com/showthread/fpga-cpu/2182-1.php


Question 5: Apologies as CLZ is related to ARM and we do not have any resources from our side therefore you may post on ARM's forum and here is the link to ARM's community forum page: https://community.arm.com/f


Question 6: Here are information on the processor's maximum frequency by devices at the processor performance section : https://www.intel.la/content/www/xl/es/products/programmable/processor/nios-ii.html


Question 7: I will get back to you as soon as possible on this as I will have to ask the internal engineering team whether we have any documentation on this.


Hope this clarifies your doubts and feel free to ask any questions about the NIOS II processor and I will be happy to assist you.


Thank you.

Regards,

Kelly


KellyJialin_Goh
Employee
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Hi,

I just got some news back from the engineering team, and we do not have a direct porting of firmware from Microblaze to NIOS II documentation. In order to use NIOS II, you will need Intel's Product which can be enquired or purchased through Intel's Sales website according to your specification and needs.


Hope this could clear your doubts and I will be happy to assist you with any further questions.


Thank you.

Regards,

Kelly


KellyJialin_Goh
Employee
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Hi,

Are there any further clarification that you need from our side? I will be happy to assist you further.


Thank you.

Regards,

Kelly


KellyJialin_Goh
Employee
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Hi,

As we do not receive any response from you on the previous reply that we have provided. Please login to ‘https://supporttickets.intel.com’, view details of the desire request, and post a feed/response within the next 15 days to allow me to continue to support you. After 15 days, this thread will be transitioned to community support. The community users will be able to help you on your follow-up questions.


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Thank you.

Regards,

Kelly Jialin, GOH


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