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AR# 46796

Spartan-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 mySpartan-6FPGA design started?

NOTE:This answer record is a part of the XilinxSpartan-6FPGA Solution Center(Xilinx Answer 44744). The XilinxSpartan-6FPGASolution Center is available to address all questions related toSpartan-6. Whether you are starting a new design withSpartan-6FPGA or troubleshooting a problem, use theSpartan-6FPGA 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 aSpartan-6FPGA 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.

XPE can be downloaded from the XilinxPower Solutions site:

Please be sure to read theXPower Estimator User Guide (UG440)for usage details of the spreadsheet:

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
44744 Spartan-6 FPGA Solution Center N/A N/A

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
46795 Spartan-6 FPGA Design Assistant - Getting Started with the Spartan-6 FPGA N/A N/A
AR# 46796
Date Created 03/27/2012
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Spartan-6 LX
  • Spartan-6 LXT
  • Spartan-6Q