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

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Date 9/24/2018
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1.4. Inputs for the Power Analyzer

The Power Analyzer supports accurate power estimations by allowing you to specify the important design factors affecting power consumption. The following figure shows the high-level flow of the Power Analyzer:

Figure 3.  Power Analyzer High-Level Flow

To obtain accurate I/O power estimates, the Power Analyzer requires you to synthesize the design and then fit the design to the target device. Additionally, you must specify:

  • The electrical standard on each I/O cell.
  • The board trace model on each I/O standard in the design.
  • Timing assignments for all the clocks in your design, or use a simulation-based flow to generate activity data.