Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Power Analysis and Optimization

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Date 10/04/2021
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2.1.4.2. Number and Type of Hard Logic Blocks

A design with more logic elements (LEs), multiplier elements, memory blocks, transceiver blocks, or HPS system tends to consume more power than a design with fewer circuit elements. The operating mode of each circuit element also affects its power consumption.

For example, a DSP block performing 18 × 18 multiplications and a DSP block performing multiply-accumulate operations consume different amounts of dynamic power, because of different amounts of charging internal capacitance on each transition. The operating mode of a circuit element also affects static power.

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