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AR# 17372

Spartan-3/-3E - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


This Answer Record contains Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Spartan-3/-3E.


1. Is there a Power-On Surge or Power Sequencing requirement for Spartan-3/-3E? (Xilinx Answer 17208)

2. How can I estimate the power consumption for Spartan-3 designs? (Xilinx Answer 17371)

3. Where can I obtain software support files for XC3S4000 or XC3S5000 devices? (Xilinx Answer 17110)

4. Can VCCO voltage be either 2.5V or 3.3V for banks 4 and 5 during configuration for Spartan-3/-3E? (Xilinx Answer 17102)

5. If you are planning to use a Xilinx PCI or PCI-X LogiCORE in Spartan-3, see (Xilinx Answer 17668).

6. Are there Simultaneous Switching Output (SSO) Guidelines for the Spartan-3/-3E? (Xilinx Answer 17861)

7. What are the known software issues that will affect Spartan-3E? (Xilinx Answer 20813)

For general FAQs and information on these devices, the Spartan-3 Home Page is located at:


The Spartan-3E Home Page is located at:


AR# 17372
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article