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.
|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.
The PTC assumes the current device selected in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. If the current device is not supported by the PTC, it assumes a default device and displays an informative message.
|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 .