Device power consumption has become one of the leading design issues facing FPGA and CPLD engineers today. Device consumption can affect everything from cost and longevity of the device in your project to system performance and battery life in hand-held applications. Xilinx® design tools have expanded over the last few releases to offer you more ways to generate accurate estimates of your device power consumption.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Second Quarter 2005. Article © Xcell Journal.