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?

Description

How can I estimate power for my Xilinx FPGAs?

Solution

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:

http://www.xilinx.com/ise/power_tools/

AR# 6033
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article