The early power estimator (EPE) results for Arria® II GX, Arria® II GZ, and Arria® V devices are based on preliminary and characterized power data. Any results obtained while using this estimator are preliminary. The Arria II GX, Arria II GZ, and Arria V devices EPE provides a current (ICC) and power (P) estimate based on various typical conditions (such as room temperature and nominal VCC).
Note: These calculations should only be used as an estimation of power, not as a specification. The actual ICC should be verified during device operation, as this measurement is sensitive to the actual pattern in the device and the environmental operating conditions.
Instructions for using the EPE for Arria II GX, Arria II GZ, and Arria V devices
- To use the EPE for Arria II GX, Arria II GZ, and Arria V devices, Microsoft Excel must be installed on your computer.
- Open the spreadsheet, select the targeted family and packages from the Input Parameter section in the Main tab of EPE.
- Enter the resources that you are going to use in the design. Make sure the toggle rate of the resources match hardware performance.
- After you have finish entering all the resources in the EPE, go back to the Main tab to check the Total Power, Static Power, Power Supply Current, and so on.
The EPE for Arria II GX, Arria II GZ, and Arria V devices support the Microsoft Excel version stated below: