Power Design Manager

2023.2 Release Now Available


Power estimation is critical for many decisions during the adaptive SoC & FPGA design process—from device selection to system-level power budgeting and thermal design. For many years, Xilinx Power Estimator (XPE) has been a leading FPGA power estimation tool. As adaptive SoCs and FPGAs increase in size and complexity, power estimation capabilities must scale accordingly, especially as designs include increasing numbers of new complex, hard IP blocks.​

Power Design Manager (PDM) is the next-generation power estimation platform designed to bring accurate and consistent power estimation capabilities to Versal™, UltraScale+™ and Kria™ SOM products. PDM is the preferred power estimation tool for AMD adaptive SoCs & FPGAs, and AMD strongly recommends that all Versal  designs use PDM going forward. ​

Power Design Manager Features

  • Improved responsiveness and stability for Versal and UltaScale+ product families

  • Support for Versal AI Core series, Prime series, Premium series, AI Edge series, and HBM series ​

  • Support for Virtex™, Kintex™, Artix™, and Zynq™ UltraScale+ MPSoC series

  • Support for the Kria K26 SOM and Kria KV260 Starter Kit​

  • New Export XDC wizard to generate power constraints for Vivado™ ML edition power analysis​

  • Available for Windows and Linux​

  • Wizards for Versal device hard IP block settings:
    • DDR Memory Controller (DDRMC)
    • 600G Channelized Multirate Ethernet Subsystem (DCMAC)
    • Multirate Ethernet MAC (MRMAC)
    • 600G Interlaken with FEC (ILKN)
    • 400G High-Speed Crypto (HSC) Engine
    • PCI Express® Integrated Block with DMA/Bridge and Cache Coherent Interconnect (CPM) with PCI Express Base Revision 5.0 (CPM5)


Easy Migration from XPE to PDM

Beginning with the 2023.1 release, Power Design Manager (PDM) is the only supported tool for evaluating the power consumption of Versal™ devices. PDM is AMD’s most advanced power estimation tool, offering seamless migration of AMD adaptive SoCs and FPGAs from XPE to PDM. Simply select the Import XPE File option when creating a project in PDM. All XPE project data including resource usage and toggle rates are migrated directly into the PDM project.

Download PDM for power estimation of Versal and UltraScale+™ devices.​

XPE will continue to support all product families prior to the Versal portfolio.

Supported Products

Device Family Power Design Manager (PDM) Xilinx Power Estimator (XPE)
Kria™ SOMs Portfolio
Kria K24 SOM  
Kria  K26 SOM  
Kria KV260   
Versal™ Portfolio
Versal AI Edge series  
Versal AI Core series  
Versal Prime series  
Versal Premium series  
Versal HBM series  
UltraScale+™ Porfolio 
Artix™ UltraScale+
Kintex™ UltraScale+
Virtex™ UltraScale+ 
Zynq™ UltraScale+ MPSoC
Zynq™ UltraScale+ RFSoC (DFE)  
UltraScale™ Porfolio 
FPGA Portfolio

AMD Supported Products

Power Design Manager for UltraScale+, Versal, and Kria SOM devices

Picture1 UltraScale+ for PDM

UltraScale+ Portfolio

PDM supports the AMD 16 nm devices from the UltraScale+™ porfolio.

More FPGA Details >

More Zynq™ Details >


Versal Portfolio

PDM supports the Versal™ portfolio.

More Versal Details >

Kria K24 SOM

Kria SOMs & Starter Kits

PDM supports AMD SOMs & Starter Kits.

More SOM Details >

What's New

Power Design Manager (PDM) 2023.2 Release Highlights:

  • Added support for Kria K24 Production SOMs and UltraScale+ devices​
  • Spreadsheet style editing capability
  • Ability to export PDM data into a readable format

Power Design Manager (PDM) 2023.1 Release Highlights:

  • Versal™ HBM support with HBMMC IP wizard
  • New PL power management dashboard
  • Production-level power data updates for these devices:
    • Versal Premium: XCVP1052, XCVP1102, XCVP1402, XCVP1502, XCVP1702, XCVP1802
    • Versal Prime: XCVM2302, XCVM2902
  • Pre-Production-level power data updates for these devices:
    • Versal AI Edge: XCVE2802
    •  Versal AI Core: XCVC2802
  • Support for new Q-Grade Versal Prime device XQVM1502

See the latest PDM revision history Answer Record here  Rev History AR


Download PDM and access other resources

Power Design Manager (PDM) version 2023.1 is a standalone download for power estimation of these products:

  • Versal™ adaptive SoC: AI Core | Prime | Premium | AI Edge | HBM series
  • UltraScale+™ devices: Virtex™ | Kintex™ | Artix™ | and Zynq™ UltraScale+ MPSoC devices
  • Kria™ SOM: K26 | KV260

Use the latest version of PDM to ensure power data is the most accurate and up to date.



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