Xilinx Power Estimator (XPE)

Power and cooling specifications for SoC and FPGA designs have to be determined early in the product’s design cycle, often even before the logic within the SoC or FPGA has been designed. An accurate worst-case power analysis early on helps users avoid the pitfalls of overdesigning or under designing your product’s power or cooling system. The Xilinx Power Estimator (XPE) is a spreadsheet based tool that helps you achieve this.

XPE estimates the power consumption of your design at any stage during the design cycle. It accepts design information through simple design wizards, analyzes them and provides a detailed power and thermal information.

This tool is tightly integrated with both the ISE™ and Vivado™ Design Suites to help users migrate design data from previous designs or IPs for power estimation of next generation products.

Versal Power Estimation Important Information

Starting in 2023.1, the entire Versal™ family is supported in Power Design Manager (PDM).  PDM should be used for all Versal AI Core, Prime, Premium, AI Edge, HBM power estimation. Existing XPE estimates can be easily migrated to PDM. See www.xilinx.com/pdm for more details.

Versal XPE has been deprecated.
Versal PDM download available below.

Compatibility Information

Microsoft Windows 10 or later is required. Running XPE under non-Windows platforms is not supported.

Macros must be enabled within Excel to use these spreadsheets. To do so:

  • Excel 2003: Go to Tools > Macro > Security
  • Excel 2007, 2010, 2013: Go to Excel options > Trust Center Settings > Macro Settings

XLSM - If you are downloading an xlsm file and using Microsoft Office 2003 or older, please review this website for compatibility information.

NOTE : A few specific Microsoft Security Updates on your system may disable XPE control functions. As a result, buttons, check boxes and pull down menu selections do not respond. If such issues occur, please refer to AR# 63366 and AR# 63237 for further details on the symptoms and solutions.

Other Devices XPE Downloads

Device Family
Release Date

Most Recent Validated Microsoft Excel Version
Download Link
UltraScale+™ 2023.1.2 Aug 16, 2023 Microsoft 365® (.xlsm) Download
UltraScale™ 2023.2.1 Dec 20, 2023 Microsoft 365® (.xlsm) Download
7 Series and Zynq™ 7000 2019.1.2 Aug 14, 2019 Microsoft 365® (.xlsm) Download
Virtex™ 5 and Virtex 6 14.3
Oct 23, 2012 Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 (.xls) Download
Spartan™ 3A/3AN/3A DSP and
Spartan 6
Oct 23, 2012 Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 (.xls) Download
Spartan 3E 11.1
Apr 08, 2009 Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 (.xls) Download
Spartan 3 11.1
Apr 08, 2009 Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 (.xls) Download
Virtex 4 11.1
Mar 16, 2009 Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 (.xls) Download