According to a Gartner report, Market Trends: ASIC Design Starts 2007, Nios® II processor core, from Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR), is the FPGA industry’s most widely used soft processor based on design starts. Altera’s Nios II processor core is a configurable, 32-bit FPGA-based soft microprocessor that is used in a wide variety of applications and end markets such as wireline, broadcast, military, wireless, automotive, and consumer.
Market Trends: ASIC Design Starts 2007 includes analysis of:
- ASIC Designs Starts
- Total ASIC Gates Designed per Year Continues to Rise
- Global Design Start Trends
- ASIC and ASSP Design Starts
- Regional ASIC Design Starts
- FPGA/PLD Design Starts
- ASIC Design Starts by Application Market
Altera has shipped over 20,000 Nios II development kits and over 5,000 customers worldwide have adopted Nios II embedded processors into their products. Within a few minutes, FPGA designers can build exact-fit processor systems with custom-configured processor cores, peripherals, memory interfaces, and custom hardware peripherals.