The Cyclone® IV and Cyclone V PowerPlay Early Power Estimator results are based on measured power data. The Cyclone IV and Cyclone V PowerPlay Early Power Estimator provides a current (ICC) and power (P) estimate based on typical conditions (room temperature and nominal VCC). These calculations should only be used as an estimation of power, not as a specification. You should verify the actual ICC 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 Cyclone IV and Cyclone V Devices
- To use the Cyclone IV and Cyclone V PowerPlay Early Power Estimator, Microsoft Excel software 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 the PowerPlay Early Power Estimator.
- Enter the resources that you will be using in the design. Make sure that the toggle rate of the resources matches the hardware performance.
- Go back to the Main tab to check the total power, static power, power supply current, and so on.
The PowerPlay Early Power Estimator for Cyclone IV and Cyclone V devices support the Microsoft Excel version stated below:
Microsoft Excel 93-2007 &
Note: A macro is embedded within the PowerPlay Early Power Estimator for Cyclone IV and Cyclone V devices that allows you to reset all user-entered values. If you disable the macro, you must manually reset all user-entered values.