Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator User Guide

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Date 4/01/2024
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3.2. Intel® FPGA PTC Primary GUI Components

The Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator (PTC) GUI is divided into the following major areas for entering power data about your design and viewing Intel® FPGA PTC results.
Figure 12.  Intel® FPGA PTC Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Power Summary/Navigation

The Power Summary/Navigation window allows you to choose the current data entry page and shows the calculated power consumption of various types of resources, based on the current values that you specify in the data entry pages. You cannot directly edit the Power Summary/Navigation window.

Device Selection and Thermal Analysis Windows

The Device Selection and Thermal Analysis windows summarize device characteristics and presumed thermal operating conditions, respectively. This information is also available on the Main and Thermal data entry pages.

Not all dockable windows may be visible by default. You can change which of the dockable windows are visible using the View menu.

Additionally, you can click the Device Select button on the PTC menu to view the Device Selection window and modify your device selection.

Figure 13. Device Selection Option on the PTC Menu

In the Device Selection dialog, you can select a device in the following ways:

  • Use the drop-down options to filter the table.
  • Directly select the desired device from the table.
  • Type the partial name of the device in the Name field.

Upon clicking the Select Device button, PTC updates to use the selected device specifications.

Figure 14. Device Selection Window

Design Hierarchy

The Design Hierarchy tab in the Hierarchy Manager displays the hierarchy of the design as you enter it in the Intel® FPGA PTC data entry pages. The Design Hierarchy allows you to enter and modify hierarchy names, import and export hierarchies, and delete unneeded hierarchy levels.

IP Power Summary

The IP Power Summary tab in the Hierarchy Manager displays each IP instance along with its power in the PTC design. You can edit each IP instance and replace it with the reinstantiated IP using the IP Wizard.

Data Entry Area

You enter values for the parameters that impact power calculation in the data entry area. The data entry area displays a named GUI page that corresponds to the various device architecture features included in the Intel® FPGA PTC power model.