Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator User Guide

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Date 3/31/2023

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3. Estimating Power Consumption with the Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator

The Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator (PTC) allows you to estimate power consumption before and during the actual FPGA design cycle.
  • Before Design—you can estimate the power consumption when you have not yet started creating your design RTL, or when your design is only partially complete, but you need preliminary power and cooling requirements.
  • During Design—estimating power consumption while creating the FPGA design allows you to adjust the design resources and parameters and see how those changes affect total power consumption. You can populate the Intel® FPGA PTC data from actual compilation results rather than manual entry.
  • After Design—use the Power Analyzer in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software to obtain the most accurate power analysis results for completed designs. The Power Analyzer uses toggle rates from user assignments and placement-and-routing information to provide more accurate power estimates.