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

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Date 12/12/2022

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3.2. Design Space Explorer II for Power-Driven Optimization

The Design Space Explorer II (DSE II) tool allows you to find and implement the project settings that result in best power behavior.

The DSE II offers two options in Exploration mode that target power optimization: Power (High Effort) and Power (Aggressive). In both cases, the target is an overall improvement in the design's power; specifically, reducing the total thermal power in the design.

When the optimization targets power, the DSE II runs the Intel® Quartus® Prime Power Analyzer for every group of settings. The resultant reports help you debug the design and determine trade-offs between power requirements and performance optimization.