AN 711: Power Reduction Features in Intel® Arria® 10 Devices

ID 683566
Date 5/27/2022

SmartVID General Configuration

The system is comprised of four main sections.

Table 2.  SmartVID Blocks and Descriptions
Section Description
VID Register Provides status input for the SmartVID Controller IP.
Temperature Sensor
VID Soft Controller One component of the SmartVID Controller IP that provides data to the voltage regulator controller.
Voltage Regulator System Controller Voltage regulator is a generic term to designate any sort of voltage conversion system: DC-to-DC converters, switching regulators, and linear regulators. The system controller requests an external programmable voltage regulator system to provide the correct voltage to the VCC input of the FPGA. This helps to limit power consumption. The controller can have several different topologies, which are explained below.
Figure 2. General Configuration for the SmartVID Controller IP