05-23-2015 11:05 PM
I'm considering using one of the Xilinx FPGAs in my embedded system design. But I have not found yet how much power the FPGAs comsume. Could anyone please let me know a rough number? In active mode, does they consume more than 1W? In my system it shouldn't be larger than 1W, thus I wonder if I can use FPGA or not.
05-24-2015 12:32 AM
05-24-2015 08:13 AM
Dowload the Xilinx Power Estimator spreadsheet,
for your selected devic technology. Guess at how much logic, IO, etc. you will use and what clock frequencies.
It will estimate the power for you. After you have your designed, the ISE or Vivado tools will also calculate and report the power.
05-25-2015 11:29 PM - edited 05-25-2015 11:32 PM
Unlike ASIC in FPGA everything (IP cores, logic, IO standard, drive strength etc all) is programmable. So Xilinx is not publishing power consumption figures directly in documents because it is mostly dependent on user design (Code).
To know more about above power tools usage and for power estimation guidelines and tools –Visit the below Power Solutions page link http://www.xilinx.com/products/design_resources/power_central