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AR# 34975

Virtex-6 FPGA Design Assistant - Are there any pre-implementation/pre-design tools available to help get my design started?


Are there any pre-implementation or pre-design tools available to help get my Virtex-6 FPGA design started?
NOTE: This Answer Record is a part of the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 34963). The Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGASolution Center is available to address all questions related to Virtex-6. Whether you are starting a new design with Virtex-6 FPGA or troubleshooting a problem, use the Virtex-6 FPGA Solution Center to guide you to the right information.


The Xilinx Power Estimator (XPE) spreadsheet is a power estimation tool typically used in the pre-design and pre-implementation phases of a Virtex-6 FPGA design project. XPE assists with architecture evaluation and device selection, and helps in selecting the appropriate power supplyand thermal management components which might be required for your application.
It can be downloaded from the XilinxPower Solutions site:

Please be sure to read the XPE User Guide for usage details of the spreadsheet.
AR# 34975
Date Created 08/26/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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