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Soft-core processors exploit the flexibility of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to allow a system designer to customize the processor to the needs of a target application. This paper describes the UT Nios implementation of Altera's Nios architecture. A benchmark set appropriate for soft-core processors is defined. Using the benchmark set, the performance of UT Nios is explored and compared with the commercial implementation.
Date of Conference: 04-08 April 2005