The Altera® PowerPlay early power estimator 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 PowerPlay early power estimator 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 PowerPlay early power estimator for Arria II GX, Arria II GZ and Arria V devices
- To use the PowerPlay early power estimator 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 PowerPlay Early Power Estimator.
- Enter the resources that going to use in the design. Make sure the toggle rate of the resources match hardware performance.
- After finish enter all the resources in the PowerPlay Early power estimator, go back to Main tab to check Total Power, Static Power, Power Supply Current and etc.
The PowerPlay Early Power Estimator for Arria II GX, Arria II GZ and Arria V devices support the Microsoft Excel version stated below: