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Power calculations Xilinx provides a number of spreadsheet- and web-based power estimation tools, power analyzers, and power-related documentation to meet our power solutions needs.
XPower is a power-analysis and detailed power estimation software available for programmable logic design. Included in all configurations of ISE™, XPower allows you to analyze total device power, power per-net, routed, partially routed or unrouted designs. XPower provides these capabilites through a comprehensive graphical user interface (GUI), or via command-line driven batch-mode. XPower also reads HDL simulation data to quickly set estimation stimulus, reducing setup time. Let's try XPower.
==> export DISPLAY=0: ==> xpower &
We will launch the design wizard.
Set voltage sources.
Set frequences for all clocks, feedback signals and inputs.
Set capacitive loads for outputs.
Set DC loads for outputs.
XPower power calculation
We will add more data into XPower at a later stage when we know more about our design.
Low power consumption
Meeting our power budget is essential for attaining system performance and cost goals. Low power enables higher clock frequency, higher reliability, better noise margins, and reduced capital and operational costs.