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AR# 6033

Virtex/-E/-II/-II Pro/-4 Spartan-II/-IIE/-3 XPower - What are Web Power Tools (Estimator) and where can I find information on how to use them?


How can I estimate power for my Xilinx FPGAs?


Xilinx provides three methods of power estimation: an Excel spreadsheet, a Web application, and XPower.

The Excel spreadsheet was removed in early 2004 for all families except the Spartan-IIE. The main reason for this was the inability to provide data updates when they became available. There are no anticipated updates to the Spartan-IIE spreadsheet.

More information about these tools is available at:


AR# 6033
Date Created 08/21/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article