Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator User Guide

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Date 9/26/2022
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2.1. Accessing the Intel FPGA Power and Thermal Calculators

For convenience, the Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator (PTC) is available either as a standalone application, or embedded within the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. Each version has a different method to access and launch.

Table 1.  Power and Thermal Calculator Versions Available
Intel® FPGA PTC Version Description Access and Run
Embedded Intel® FPGA PTC Launched from within the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. Populates the Intel® FPGA PTC from project settings and compilation results. In the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, click Tools > Power and Thermal Calculator, or type the quartus_ptc command in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software command shell.
Standalone Intel® FPGA PTC Runs independently from the Intel® Quartus® Prime software and includes all features in the embedded Intel® FPGA PTC. You input all data manually, or import from a .ptc file. Helpful in early design when power and cooling requirements are necessary but RTL is not yet available. Available from the Additional Software tab of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition page of the Download Center for FPGAs .
  • To launch the Windows version, click the icon in the Start menu.
  • To launch the Linux version, type ./ptc <Enter> in the installation folder.