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Visitor ikbangesh
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power estimation using xpower analyzer

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Hi All

I am doing power estimation using xpower analyzer. I am not sure if i am doing right as i am new to this stuff.

When i go to the properties of xpower analyzer, following properties are visible

load Physical constraint file

Load Setting file

Load Simulation file

Other Xpower abalyzer command line options

I am using xilinux ISE 10.1

 

Can i directly calculate power or do i need to give all the files above. When i see in project directory,only pcf file is there so where can i get setting and simulation file if they are necessary for power estimation.

 

I shall be very thankful for reply

Regards

 

 

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Visitor lamiaa_s
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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Hello,,

 

If you're using the ISE simulator, you can generate the VCD file simply be checking the "generate vcd file" found in the simulator properties when post route simulating..

 

These may be useful,,

 

http://www.xilinx.com/itp/xilinx10/books/docs/dev/dev.pdf

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx12_1/ug733.pdf

 

 

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Xilinx Employee
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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First of all you should use newer software version if you use device newer than Spartan-3 or Virtex-4. For older devices stick to 10.1.03.

 

Anyway, check the XPower Analyzer FPGA Design Flow:

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx12_1/hh_goto.htm#xpa_c_fpga_designflow.htm

 

Using simulation files (VCD or SAIF) will help to get an accurate power estimation as close as possible from the real design activity if simulation matches real design behavior. More details on XPA input files can be found here:

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx12_1/isehelp_start.htm#xpa_c_filetypes.htm

 

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Visitor ikbangesh
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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Thanks for reply. I studies all tutorial but still i am not able to generate either VCD or SAIF. Could anybody tell me how to gnereate this.I shall be very thankful.

Many Regards 

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Visitor lamiaa_s
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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Hello,,

 

If you're using the ISE simulator, you can generate the VCD file simply be checking the "generate vcd file" found in the simulator properties when post route simulating..

 

These may be useful,,

 

http://www.xilinx.com/itp/xilinx10/books/docs/dev/dev.pdf

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx12_1/ug733.pdf

 

 

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Visitor lamiaa_s
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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Would XPA newer versions work with ISE 9.2i or would I have download the whole new ISE suite??

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Xilinx Employee
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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we suggest to align XPE with corresponded  ISE version

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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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hello sir, 

                is there any necessary for ucf for the design while calculating power using xpower analyzer tool? could you please tell the procedure using xpower analyser tool sir?

 

very kind for giving reply,

g.n.seeta. 

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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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sir i have generated vcd file using modelsim later using xilinx i calculated power using generate power data(present in the process tab) .is this calculation process equivalent to xpower analyser process calculation sir?
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Xilinx Employee
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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Hello gnseeta.btech@gmail.com ,

 

If the thread is closed by marking a post as a solution, it is always recommended to create a new thread for fresh query.

Please refer to page #17 of below document

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_7/ug733.pdf

Below link can also be useful

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_7/xpa_c_filetypes.htm

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Ashish
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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thanks for reply sir..i have already studied sir but didnt understand the document sir.
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Xilinx Employee
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Re: power estimation using xpower analyzer

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Hello,

Can you please let me know which part from the document you didn't get? So that I can have an insight and suggest some other links.
In case you think the issue needs to addressed with more clarity, I will recommend to create a new thread.
Regards,
Ashish
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